July 31, 2017

 

I am honored to have received a commission from Chamber Music America to write a new piece for the piano trio Longleash. Announcement here.


May 30, 2017

 

The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University made a nice profile video about me.


February 15, 2017

 

My opera, Payne Hollow, makes a brief appearance in the late Gene Logsdon's new book, Letter to a Young Farmer.


February 6, 2017

 

I am teaching a course on Creating Collaboratively, Collaborating Creatively this spring at Princeton.


August 1, 2016

 

I am teaching a course on Sound and Place this fall at Princeton.


March 2, 2016

 

I am pleased to announce that I've been named a Princeton Arts Fellow for 2016-18.


September 9, 2015

 

Dawn Upshaw and Contemporaneous performed The Cold Pane on the opening night of the 2015 Resonant Bodies Festival at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, New York.


September 1, 2015

 

There’s a very nice article on me in the American Composers Forum’s September newsletter which discusses my new piece for saxophonist Ryan Muncy, The Carolina Lady.


August 1, 2015

 

I am pleased to announce that I’ve been appointed Lecturer of Music in composition at Tufts University for the 2015-16 academic year.


July 12, 2015

 

Mary Bonhag and Evan Premo performed In Old Virginny on a concert called Canciones, Clarinet, & Flute at the Cactus Pear Music Festival in Boerne, Texas.


July 10, 2015

 

Mary Bonhag and Evan Premo performed In Old Virginny on a concert called Canciones, Clarinet, & Flute at the Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio, Texas.


July 9, 2015

 

Mary Bonhag and Evan Premo performed In Old Virginny on a concert called Canciones, Clarinet, & Flute at the Cactus Pear Music Festival in Kerrville, Texas.


May 30, 2015

 

Ariadne Greif performed Träumerei as part of her Dreams & Nightmares project on the FERUS Festival 2015 at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York.


May 14, 2015

 

Ilana Zarankin and Daniel Lalonde performed In Old Virginny and Pastor Hicks’ Farewell on a concert called The Party, presented by the Off Centre Music Salon’s series, dérangé, at The Music Gallery, in Toronto, Ontario.


May 9, 2015

 

Breyen Coffin performed In Old Virginny at the University of Minnesota’s Lloyd Ultan Concert Hall, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


April 12, 2015

 

Sophie Burgos and Eri Nakamura premiered Two Songs from The Cold Pane on the Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program’s concert, First Songs, at The Morgan Library in New York, New York.


April 1, 2015

 

Here’s a link to a review from the New York Times of Alexi Kenney’s premiere performance of my piece, Thousands of Years to Make It What It Was.


March 31, 2015

 

Alexi Kenney and Renana Gutman premiereed Thousands of Years to Make It What It Was at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, in New York, New York.


March 29, 2015

 

Alexi Kenney and Renana Gutman performed Thousands of Years to Make It What It Was at the East Meadow Library, in East Meadow, New York.


March 22, 2015

 

Alexi Kenney and Renana Gutman performed Thousands of Years to Make It What It Was at Highfield Hall in Falmouth, Massachusetts.


December 12, 2014

 

The Griffyn Ensemble performed In Old Virginny at the Yarralumla Woolshed in Canberra, Australia.


October 14, 2014

 

Fonema Consort, Lucy Dhegrae, Nolan Pearson, Jeremy Hirsch, and Devony Smith performed in my doctoral composition recital at Northwestern University, Lutkin Hall, in Evanston, Illinois.


September 20, 2014

 

I am very pleased to announce that I have been awarded a BMI Foundation Carlos Surinach Commission for violinist Alexi Kenney, winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition.


September 12, 2014

 

Here’s a link to a great review on Seen and Heard International of Ariadne Greif’s premiere performance of my piece, Träumerei.


September 3, 2014

 

Ariadne Greif premiered Träumerei as part of her Dreams & Nightmares project on the second annual Resonant Bodies Festival, at JACK in Brooklyn, New York.


July 19, 2014

 

Students of the Bard Summer Music Camp premiered Far Away at the László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Bard College Conservatory of Music, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


May 10, 2014

 

Contemporaneous performed Letters Made with Gold on the Arts at the Park series at Park Avenue Christian Church in New York, New York.


May 9, 2014

 

Contemporaneous performed Letters Made with Gold at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


March 25, 2014

 

Contemporaneous performed Letters Made with Gold at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, in New Orleans, Louisiana. 


March 16, 2014

 

The Bard College Conservatory of Music performed my one-act opera, Payne Hollow, as part of An Opera Double Bill at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


March 14, 2014

 

The Bard College Conservatory of Music premiered my one-act opera, Payne Hollow, as part of An Opera Double Bill at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


March 7, 2014

 

I gave a talk on my opera, Payne Hollow, at the László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building at the Bard College Conservatory of Music in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


October 28, 2013

 

Here’s a link to the Star Tribune review of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s performance of my piece, The Cold Pane.


October 27, 2013

 

Here’s a link to the Pioneer Press review of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s premiere of my piece, The Cold Pane.


October 27, 2013

 

Dawn Upshaw and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performed The Cold Pane on a program, Dawn Upshaw Returns, at the Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


October 26, 2013

 

Dawn Upshaw and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra premiered The Cold Pane on a program, Dawn Upshaw Returns, at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota.


October 23, 2013

 

Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag performed In Old Virginny and Pastor Hicks' Farewellat the 47th Annual Contemorary Music Festival at Indiana State University, in Terra Haute, Indiana.


October 23, 2013

 

I was interviewed as part of a MPR/ACF Composer Conversations Series event at the Amsterdam Ball & Hall in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


October 21, 2013

 

I am very pleased to announce that I have been awarded a commision from the American Composers Forum/Jerome Foundation to write a new work for saxophonist Ryan Muncy.


September 21, 2013

 

Lucy Dhegrae performed In Old Virginny at the 2013 MATA Festival Benefit Gala, honoring Dawn Upshaw, held at the Tibet House in New York City.


September 5, 2013

 

Lucy Dhegrae performed In Old Virginny on the opening night of the 2013 Resonant Bodies Festival, held at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, New York.


July 31, 2013

 

Soprano Lucy Dhegrae performed Letters Made with Gold with Contemporaneous at (Le) Poisson Rouge, in New York City.


June 23, 2013

 

Megan Ihnen performed In Old Virginny as part of the Fifth House Ensemble’s 2013 Fresh Inc Festival, held at Bedford Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin Parkside, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


June 14, 2013

 

I am very pleased to announce that I will be writing a one-act opera for the Bard College Conservatory of Music’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program. The piece will have its premiere in March, 2014 at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, on Bard’s campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


May 25, 2013

 

The Chicago Q Ensemble performed Transit Song at a benefit concert for the Gesher Music Festival, held at the Tavern of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri.


May 19, 2013

 

Here’s a link to the Washington Post review of the Great Noise Ensemble’s performance of my piece, Poor & Wretched.


May 17, 2013

 

The Great Noise Ensemble performed Poor & Wretched at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., on a program entitled “Revolution.”


May 12, 2013

 

Soprano Jacquelyn Stucker performed In Old Virginny on her recital at the László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Bard College Conservatory of Music, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


May 5, 2013

 

The Chicago Q Ensemble performed Thy Wondering Eyes on the “In the Studio” series at Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin, Illinois.


May 4, 2013

 

Soprano Jacquelyn Stucker performed In Old Virginny on a Chamber Music Marathan concert at the László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


April 18, 2013

I am extremely honored to have received the 2013 Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists. Here’s a link to a news article from Northwestern University about the prize and the opera project I’ll be working on for the next year.

April 6, 2013

Ensemble Dal Niente performed In Old Virginny on a concert, WUD Music: Deerhoof + Dal Niente, at the Music Hall at the University of Wisconsin Madison, in Madison, Wisconsin.

February 21, 2013

The Chicago Q Ensemble’s performance of Thy Wondering Eyes got a wonderful review in I Care if You Listen.

February 20, 2013

The Chicago Q Ensemble wrote a beautiful blog post about their experience performing Thy Wondering Eyes for three very different audiences.

February 16, 2013

The Chicago Q Ensemble performed Thy Wondering Eyes at Merit School of Music in Chicago, Illinois.

February 15, 2013

The Chicago Q Ensemble performed Thy Wondering Eyes on the Juicebox series at The Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.

February 13, 2013

The Chicago Q Ensemble performed Thy Wondering Eyes on the (Un)familiar Music Series at The Empty Bottle in Chicago, Illinois.

December 5, 2012

The Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble performed Letters Made with Gold at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston, Illinois.

November 30, 2012

Fonema Consort performed In Old Virginny on their program, entitled The Peak, the Valley: Music with Contrabass, at Vail Chapel in Evanston, Illinois.

September 20, 2012

I am very honored to announce that I have been commissioned by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to compose a new work for Dawn Upshaw and members of the orchestra.

May 9, 2012

Soprano Lucy Dhegrae premiered In the Name of the Bee on her recital at Olin Hall, Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

September 25, 2011

Soprano Lucy Dhegrae performed Letters Made with Gold with Contemporaneous at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, New York.

September 24, 2011

Soprano Lucy Dhegrae performed Letters Made with Gold with Contemporaneous at the Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

June 25, 2011

Duo Borealis performed In Old Virginny and Pastor Hicks' Farewell at the Monteverdi Café in Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Italy.

June 10, 2011

My arrangement of Percy Grainger’s Scotch Strathspey and Reel for the Ojai Festival received a nice mention in Mark Swed’s Los Angeles Times blog.

April 22, 2011

I contributed a post to the Carnegie Hall blog about my experiences during the Professional Training Workshop I particpated in earlier this month.

April 19, 2011

Here’s a link to the New York Times review of the premiere of Letters Made with Gold.

April 17, 2011

Mezzo-soprano Fanny Alofs, soprano Margot Rood, and conductor Alan Pierson performed Letters Made with Gold at Zankel Hall in New York, New York as part of a Professional Training Workshop of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall.

April 16, 2011

Mezzo-soprano Fanny Alofs, soprano Margot Rood, and conductor Alan Pierson performed Letters Made with Gold at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in New York, New York as part of a Professional Training Workshop of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall.

February 27, 2011

Duo Borealis performed In Old Virginny and Pastor Hicks' Farewell at the Langdon Street Cafe, in Montpelier, Vermont.

February 26, 2011

Duo Borealis performed In Old Virginny and Pastor Hicks' Farewell at the Warren United Church, in Warren, Vermont.

February 25, 2011

Duo Borealis performed In Old Virginny and Pastor Hicks' Farewell at the United Church of Northfield, in Northfield, Vermont.

August 31, 2010

I have been selected to participate in a Professional Training Workshop of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall

June 6, 2010

Here’s a link to the New York Times review of the JACK Quartet concert featuring the premiere of Thy Wondering Eyes.

June 5, 2010

The JACK Quartet premiered my string quartet, Thy Wondering Eyes, at Merkin Hall in New York City as part of the Tribeca New Music Festival.

August 16, 2009

Duo Borealis performed Pastor Hicks' Farewell at the Crystal Theater in Crystal Falls, Michigan. 

July 28, 2009

Duo Borealis performed Pastor Hicks' Farewell at the Lancaster Festival in Lancaster, Ohio.

July 27, 2009

Duo Borealis performed Pastor Hicks' Farewell on a Major Arts for Minors concert at the Lancaster Festival in Lancaster, Ohio.

July 10, 2009

Duo Borealis performed Pastor Hicks' Farewell on a Young People’s Concert at the Cactus Pear Music Festival in New Braunfels, Texas.

May 27, 2009

Alice Culin-Ellison performed Prelude & Fugue on the Louisville, Kentucky radio station WUOL, as part of their Lunchtime Classics Series.

May 17, 2009

Duo Borealis performed In Old Virginny and Pastor Hicks' Farewell, at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

May 17, 2009

Alice Culin-Ellison performed Prelude & Fugue at the First Unitarian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

May 9, 2009

I was awarded the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music M. William Karlins Award for Composition for In Old Virginny.

April 9, 2009

I was selected as one of several winners in the 2009 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards for my chamber ensemble piece, Poor & Wretched.

April 4, 2009

Alice Culin-Ellison premiered my Prelude & Fugue for solo violin at the McIntosh Theatre, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

March 14, 2009

Wild & Wulliman premiered my piece for violin and cello, Transit Song, at the Heaven Gallery in Chicago, Illinois as part of an experimental musical theatre project entitled, “A Day in Chicago.”

November 30, 2008

Ensemble Dal Niente (Michael Lewanski, conductor) performed my chamber ensemble piece, Poor & Wretched, at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.

August 14, 2008

Duo Borealis performed In Old Virginny and Pastor Hicks' Farewell, at the Heaven Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

May 19, 2008

I was selected as one of several winners in the 56th annual BMI Student Composer Awards (check out the link to see a picture of me in my Sunday best) for my soprano and double bass piece, In Old Virginny.

May 17, 2008

The Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble (Ryan Nelson, conductor) premiered my chamber ensemble piece, Poor & Wretched, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston, Illinois.

May 1, 2008

I was awarded the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music William T. Faricy Award for Composition for my chamber ensemble piece, Poor & Wretched.

April 16, 2008

Duo Borealis performed In Old Virginny and Pastor Hicks' Farewell, at the Nichols Arboreteum in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

May 21, 2007

I was selected as one of several winners in the 55th annual BMI Student Composer Awards for my solo violin piece, Prelude & Fugue.