Dear Friends, I hope you are faring well and safe. I’ve just returned from a month in Pittsburgh, where the amazing team from Pittsburgh Opera gave an incredible run of performances of the world premiere production of my new opera, In a Grove, with a libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann, directed by Mary Birnbaum, and conducted by Antony Walker.…

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Hello friends! Just popping in here to say that the reaction to In a Grove has been wildly more positive than I could have imagined. So far it’s been called “brilliant,” (Classical Voice America) “outstanding,” (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) “alluring,” (WSJ)  “world-class,” (onStage Pittsburgh), and “a revelation” (Pittsburgh Quarterly). Most importantly, the audiences have taken to it…

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I am thrilled to see that my mouthful of a song, “I Will Learn How to Love a Person and Then I Will Teach You and Then We Will Know” was named one of The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2021 by the New York Times. A huge thanks to the supreme new music…

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This is such a unique project! Thrilled to have had my work adapted as a podcast by Patrick Eakin Young as part of Soundworlds. Beautiful words by my collaborator Stephanie Fleischmann and flooting by Tim Munro. Liminal Highway was originally commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University and New Music USA. The podcast episode is…

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Hello friends, I hope you have weathered the recent storms (literal and emotional) and past year.  There’s a lot of exciting projects I’m looking forward to sharing with you this year and releasing all these “quarantine” compositions that are eager to escape my apartment.  A few of my new works include two cello works: Exhalation…

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So thrilled to share this profile done by Seth Colter Walls of the New York Times. He really gets my work and it’s reviewed in a very in-depth fashion. And if that ain’t enough good news for one day, Timo Andres has done an amazing new video and performance of Hoyt–Schermerhorn. Check it out!

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Dear Friends, A quick note to say my new album, The Arching Path, is now available everywhere from In a Circle Records. Featuring close collaborators Timo Andres, Lindsay Kesselman, Ian Rosenbaum, and Mingzhe Wang, and produced by Mike Tierney, it’s an electro-acoustic, piano-driven record that features some of my favorite recent chamber pieces. You can buy or stream the record from your favorite outlet here, or…

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Dear Friends, Hope you’re doing well! My new concerto for brass and orchestra, A Body, Moving, will premiere tonight, digitally, via the Cincinnati Symphony website. The piece was performed live a few weeks ago for a small, appreciative audience and featured the amazing talents of trumpeter Robert Sullivan, tubist Chris Olka, and conductor Louis Langrée. It will…

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Dear Friends, I’m thrilled to announce two big projects.  First, my new album, The Arching Path, is available for pre-order. It will be released on May 21, 2021 by In a Circle Records, and you can preview and pre-order it now via Bandcamp. It features my ongoing collaborators Timo Andres, Ian Rosenbaum, Lindsay Kesselman, and Mingzhe Wang; it has art by Timo,…

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