What Divine Instrument What Divine Instrument (2020) for choir and orchestra was premiered by NC State’s Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra (Peter Askim, conductor) and the NC State Chorale and University Singers (Nathan Leaf, conductor) on April 10th. This work was commissioned by the NC State University Department of Music and the Raleigh Civic…

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I’m happy to share with you the new trailer for In a Grove. Excitingly, Pittsburgh Opera will be presenting the In a Grove video premiere on Sunday, May 15th at 7:00pm via YouTube. Please register at the link below:

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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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I’ve been teaching courses at the Mannes School of Music at the New School for the past year, and I’m honored to join the composition faculty today alongside Kamala Sankaram, and to work with such amazing composers colleagues Timo Andres, Jessie Montgomery, Missy Mazzoli, Lowell Libermann, Huang Ruo, Valerie Coleman, Hannah Lash, Joan Labarbara, David…

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Unbelievably thrilled to be nominated for a 2022 GRAMMY for Best Classical Compendium for The Arching Path, released this past May on In a Circle Records. This will be my second, since the nomination of my 2019 album, The Pieces That Fall to Earth. The team of people involved—the intrepid performers, producer Mike Tierney—were so…

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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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