Curriculum Vitae

Education:

PhD with a focus in Music Composition, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. (2012)

MA with a focus in Music Composition, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. (2006)

BM with a focus in Music Composition, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin Ohio. (1994)

Primary Teachers:

Sheila Silver, Perry Goldstein, Dan Weymouth, and Randy Coleman.

Master Class/Private Lesson Participation:

John Adams, Steve Reich, Frederic Rzewski, Eighth Blackbird, Paul Dresher, and Michael Quell.

Selected Performances; Chamber

After Lightness (2013) for violin. To be premiered on May 9th 2013 by Curtis Stewart. Douglass Street Music Collective, Brooklyn, NY.

Touch (2013, work in progress) for string quartet and four foot-controlled MIDI sample players. Commissioned by PUBLIQuartet. To be premiered in 2013-2014 in NYC.

Deep Lines (2012) for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello, composed for Esther, Noh, violin. To be premiered in 2013-2014 in NYC by the Glass Farm Ensemble

Arborescence (2011) for accordion and pierrot sextet. Commissioned by Avian Orchestra. World Premiere at the Barn at Flint Woods, DE in September, 2011. Performed at The Cell, NYC, in September, 2011.

The Left Eye Ephemerides (2010) for pierrot sextet. World Premiere by the Stony Brook Contemporary Players at Stony Brook University, NY in October, 2010.

Sette Momenti (2010) for flute, violin, cello and piano. Commissioned by Le Ville Matte. World Premiere in Teulada, Italy in July, 2010. U.S. Premiere by the Tuscaloosa New Music Collective, Tuscaloosa, AL in August 2012.

Little Bird (2009) for flute, bassoon, vibraphone and piano. Commissioned by flutist Rachel Beetz and percussionist Dustin Donohue. World Premiere at the University of Madison-Wisconsin in August, 2009.

Glances (2008-2009) for bass clarinet, vibraphone, and piano. Commissioned by clarinetist Philip Everall. Australian Premiere at the West Australian Academy for the Performing arts, Perth Australia, August 17th 2013. World Premiere at the Manhattan School of Music, NYC in February, 2009.

The Clemency of Milk (2007-2008) for flute, violin and piano. Arrangement commissioned and premiered by the soundSCAPE new music festival, Pavia, Italy in June, 2008.

The Clemency of Milk (2007-2008) for viola, bass clarinet and piano. World Premiere by Trio Tara at Triple Door, Seattle, WA in March, 2008.

Glass Blue Cleft (2006-2008) for string quartet. Recorded by the Escher String Quartet in Fall 2008; released on Bridge Records in April 2010. Performed at Florida State University’s Festival of New Music, Tallahassee in January 2013. Performed at Indiana State University’s 46th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music, Terre Haute in October 2012. Performed by PUBLIQuartet at Bargemusic, NYC in September, 2012. Professional Premiere by the New York Composers Circle at Symphony Space Thalia, NYC in June, 2012. University Premiere by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players at Stony Brook University, NY in December, 2007. Preview performance by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players at Stony Brook University, NY in December, 2006.

Twilight for Adored and Breathless Moments (2004-2005 rev. 2007) for pierrot sextet. Performed at the Music08 Festival at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June 2008. West Coast Premiere by the Seattle Chamber Players at Icebreaker IV music festival, Seattle, WA in January, 2008. World Premiere by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players at Stony Brook University, NY in April 2005.

I'd Want Her Eyes To Fill With Wonder (2003) for pierrot sextet. World Premiere by Anti-Social Music at Cami Hall, NYC in October, 2003.

Selected Performances; Vocal

Apricots of Andujar (2011-2012) chamber opera for tenor, Marimba Lumina, and pierrot sextet. Commissioned by The Jerome Foundation. Workshop premiere by Birds on a Wire at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo in March, 2012.

Bread and Gentleness (2003, rev. 2007) for tenor and piano. Commissioned by tenor John Duykers. World Premiere at University of California, Davis in January 2007.

Winter Earth (2005) for soprano and piano. Preview performance by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players at Stony Brook University, NY in December, 2005.

Green (2004) for two tenors and electronics. Commissioned by Raw Impressions, Inc as part of RIMT# 15. Premiered at The Club at LaMama ETC, NYC in February, 2004.

Now It Can Be Told (2003) for soprano and electronics. Commissioned by A. Jane Johnston. Premiered at The Times Square Gallery, NYC in May, 2003.

Elk River's Edge (2002 - 2003) for tenor and chamber ensemble. Commissioned by tenor, John Duykers. World Premiere at California Institute Of The Arts, Valencia, CA, in March, 2003.

Selected Performances; Orchestral

Glance (2009) Composed for and premiered by the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, Stony Brook University, NY in February, 2010.

Etudes #1-5 For Orchestra (2006-2008). Composed for and readings by the Stony Brook Graduate Orchestra at Stony Brook University, NY. Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring, 2006.

Inanimates Suite (1994) Movement III for Chamber Orchestra. World Premiere at Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH in April, 1994.

Chronos For Orchestra (1989) Composed for and premiered by the Oakland Youth Orchestra, Oakland, CA in March, 1990.

Selected Performances; Theatre, Multimedia, Film, & Dance

The Table Where We Met (2012) dance score for solo violin and string quartet samples with choreographer Amy-Yopp Sullivan. Commissioned by Iron Works on the Edge, and premiered by violinist Esther Noh at Stony Brook University, NY in November, 2012.

Light (2009) dance score for electronics with choreographer Amy-Yopp Sullivan. Commissioned by the Brookhaven National Laboratory for their NSLS II Start-of-Construction Celebration, Brookhaven, NY in June, 2009.

Sea Bourne (2009) film score for electronics. Commissioned by The Stony Brook Department of Theatre Arts and Director Amy Yopp Sullivan. First screening at the Stony Brook Southampton University, NY in June, 2009.

When The Sea Dies (2007) dance score for prepared-piano and electronics. Commissioned by The Stony Brook Department of Theatre Arts and Director Amy Yopp Sullivan. Premiered at Stony Brook University, NY in February, 2007.

Invisible Messages (2006) for electronics. Commissioned by PS122 and Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Premiered at PS122, NYC in September, 2006.

Running For Our Lives (2006) dance score for prepared-piano and electronics. Commissioned by The Stony Brook Department of Theatre Arts and Director Amy Yopp Sullivan. Workshop at Stony Brook University, NY in December, 2005.

Apostasy (2005) for electronics. Commissioned by Dixon Place and Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Workshop at Dixon Place, NYC in August, 2005.

Museum of Dreams (2005) for electronics. Commissioned by Chashama and Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Premiered at Chashama, NYC in May, 2005.

Holiday Fantasy (2003) for electronics. Produced by Deke Weaver. Premiered at The Marquee, NYC in November, 2003.

I Never Sang For My Father (2003) for electronics. Produced by Laterthanever Productions. Premiered at Center Stage, NYC in May, 2003.

Three Ring (2002 - 2003) for electronics. Commissioned by Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Festival showing at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Sibiu, Romania in May, 2003. Premiered at Walkerspace, NYC in April, 2003. Developmental showing at HERE Arts Center's Culturemart Festival, NYC in January, 2003.

The Seagull (2003) for electronics. Produced by Another Theatre Company. Premiered at The Trilogy Theatre, NYC in February, 2003.

Phenomenon (2002) for six-channel sound collage. Produced by Alyse Rothman and NERVE. Developmental showing at HERE Arts Center's Culturemart Festival, NYC in January, 2003. Developmental showing at HERE Arts Center, NYC in August, 2002.

Faust Is Dead (2002) for electronics. Commissioned by Horizon Theatre Rep. Workshop at HERE Arts Center, NYC in November, 2002.

Circus Disco (2002) for electronics. Commissioned by Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Developmental showing at HERE Arts Center, NYC in November, 2002.

Macbeth (2002) for electronics. Produced by Another Theatre Company. Premiered at Common Basis Theatre, NYC in November, 2002.

Circus Disco (2002) for clarinet, accordion, celeste. Commissioned by Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Developmental showing at HERE Arts Center, NYC in July, 2002.

In Tubes (2002) for electronics. Produced by Duende Theatre Company. Premiered at HERE Arts Center, NYC in June, 2002.

Cheap Thrills (2001 - 2002) for tenor and electronics. Commissioned by Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Premiered at HERE Arts Center, NYC in April, 2002. Developmental showing commissioned by Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC in December, 2001.

Rhinoceros (2002) for electronics. Produced by Michele Chivu. Premiered at Center Stage, NYC in April, 2002.

The Young Ones (2002) for electronics. Produced by Fordham University at Lincoln Center Playwriting Program. Premiered at Fordham University, NYC in February, 2002.

The Twilight Series (2001) for electronics. Commissioned by Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Premiered at HERE Arts Center, NYC in July, 2001. Festival showing at The American Living Room Festival, HERE Arts Center, NYC in July, 2001.

Nincome (2001) for Electronics. Produced by New Georges. Workshop at New Georges, NYC in June, 2001.

Bunny's Last Night In Limbo (2000 - 2001) for live MIDI processing. Commissioned by Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Premiered at HERE Arts Center, NYC in March, 2001. Developmental showing at HERE Arts Center, NYC in November, 2000.

Poor Angels (1998 - 1999) for electronics. Commissioned by Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Festival showing at The New York International Fringe Festival, NYC in August, 1999. Festival showing at The American Living Room Festival, HERE Arts Center, NYC in August, 1999.

Eschaton 2000 (1998) for electronics. Commissioned by Proto-type Theatre, Inc. Workshop in NYC in March, 1998.

Teaching Experience:

Private Composition (MUS450). Private composition lessons with undergraduate music majors. Stony Brook University, NY. Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Spring 2006, Fall 2005.

Music Appreciation (MUS101). A music appreciation class for undergraduate students, stressing focused listening, phenomenological discussion and analysis of music, and elements of music theory. Stony Brook University Manhattan, Summer 2009.

Tonal Theory I (MUS-321). An intensive course for undergraduate music majors focusing on 16th-18th century harmony, counterpoint and species counterpoint, and chorale harmonization. Stony Brook University, Fall 2008.

Musicianship IV (MUS331) Music 331 focuses on the development of solid skills in the areas of tonal and atonal melody, harmony, intervals, and rhythm through sight singing, dictation and aural recognition. Stony Brook University, NY. Spring 2008.

Musicianship III (MUS221) Music 221 focuses on the development of skills in the areas of tonal melody, harmony, intervals, and rhythm through sight singing, dictation and aural recognition. Stony Brook University, NY. Fall 2007.

Elements of Music (MUS119). A rigorous introduction to the basics of music theory, with an emphasis on reading, writing, and practical musicianship. Includes composition of original pieces. Stony Brook University, NY. Fall 2007, Spring 2006, Fall 2005.

Other Work Experience:

Clear Solutions Group, Inc. - owner, consultant, trainer. Clear Solutions Group is a sales, implementation, training and consulting firm for Sage Master Builder - an estimating, project management, payroll and accounting software program for the construction and service industries - with over 200 clients throughout the Tri-state area. Brooklyn, NY. 2000 - present

Looking Glass Studio; Dunvagen Music Publishing - music copier, music editor, studio assistant, intern. Assistance with several aspects of music production, including studio recording, Pro-Tools post-production, and music sequencing, editing, and copying for the Philip Glass Ensemble, film-scoring projects, and operatic works. New York, NY. 2000-2001

Awards and Honors:

2013 RED NOTE New Music Festival Competition Competition, Honorable Mention

2012 Boston Chamber Orchestra Commission Competition, Runner-Up

2012 Music Now Competition, Winner

2012 Ackerman Award for Excellence in Music

Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute and Future Classics 2012, Honorable Mention

Fifth Annual New York Composers Circle Competition, Winner

Colors 2011 Composition Competition Award, Finalist

Hanson Young Composer Competition 2010, Honorable Mention; sponsored by the Chamber Music Rochester and the Hanson Institute for American Music of the Eastman School of Music

Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute and Future Classics 2010, Runner-Up

Meet The Composer Award, for the Seattle Chamber Players’ performance of Twilight for Adored and Breathless Moments, January 2008

Tuition Scholarship – Stony Brook University, 2005 - 2009

Tuition Scholarship – Oberlin Conservatory, 1990-1994

Conferences, Residencies, and Festivals:

Florida State University’s Festival of New Music in January, 2013

Indiana State University’s 46th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music in October, 2012

Iron Works on the Edge, Composer-in-Residence, Spring 2012-present

EMS2011 - poster presentation of "Quantifying MIDI Use for Instrumental Composers" research project NYC, in June, 2011

Doctoral Colloquium ~ presentation of "Quantifying MIDI Use for Instrumental Composers" research project. Stony Brook University, NY, in December, 2010

Le Ville Matte music residency, Teulada, Italy, Summer, 2010

Music08 Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH in June, 2008

soundSCAPE Music Festival, Pavia Italy in July, 2008

Icebreaker IV Music Festival, Seattle, WA in January, 2008

HERE Arts Center – Artist in Residence with Prototype Theatre, in 2001-2002


Recordings & Radio Broadcasts:

Glass Blue Cleft recorded by the Escher String Quartet and released on Bridge Records (9318)

Glass Blue Cleft on the regular playlist of WQXR

Glass Blue Cleft on the regular playlist of WNYC

Glass Blue Cleft on the regular playlist of wruv.radioactivity.fm

Twilight for Adored and Breathless Moments played on counterstreamradio.com, April 10th and 13th 2008.

Theatre Music: The Singles self-produced and released on iTunes and Amazon (2008)

Child Talks to Dreams, self-published.


Affiliations:

American Composers Forum

Society of Composers, Inc.

New York Composers Circle

College Music Society

Software:

I am familiar and proficient in: Windows & Mac operating systems, Pro-Tools, Finale, Cubase, Reason, Performer, Max MSP, Sound Forge, Transcribe!, Master Builder, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, FoxPro, Quickbooks, Peachtree, Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, and Dreamweaver.

Special Skills:

Graphic design, web design, computer assembly, computer repair and maintenance, audio recording and engineering, audio editing, live sound reinforcement, carpentry, baking, cooking, organic farming, French language.