May 11–13: Attended the New Music Gathering at Bowling Green State University.

March 9–10: Visited Boise State University as a guest composer, where I taught composition lessons and gave presentations on James Tenney, orchestration in Star Wars, and my recent music.

March 1: Accepted to Fresh Inc. 2017 Festival, for which I’ll compose a new work for soprano and mixed quintet.

January 23: My saxophone quartet Motion Lines was premiered by the renowned PRISM Quartet during their Brandeis residency.


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Current Projects

12–14’ Work for English Horn and Piano: Join Jeralee Johnson (Boston), Carolyn Hove (LA Philharmonic), David Ashton (NYC) and the Barlow Endowment in collaborating on or donating to a new work for English Horn (deadline June 1, 2017).

6–8’ Work for Pierrot Ensemble: A series of short Emily Dickinson settings for the fresh inc. festival this June.


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