for solo piano

2021 Winner of the  Renée B. Fisher Composer Award  

Sponsored by The Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT.

Web and Wings  was written as a performance piece for the  Renée B. Fisher Young Pianists Competition.

 As the winning  composition, it will be featured as the contemporary competition piece for Elementary/Middle School students to learn in the 2021 solo piano competition.


Gammaldans Suite for Clarinet and Viola

2021   Domino Ensemble

Call for Scores for recording project. Release date TBA

This suite is based on  impressions of the old-style “Gammeldans” tunes that musicians play in Scandinavian folk dance. Festively attired in richly decorated folk costumes, dancers whirl and spin in paired patterns across the floor in a celebratory expression of community. This image of communal rejoicing is something that needs sustaining in the midst of a pandemic that has robbed us of fellowship and freedom. Thus, the  work is titled "Heart Remember Dance" in hopes that it will help reignite the joy and anticipation of once again joining our communities in celebrating life together.

​​​​​​​​​Kari Cruver Medina,  Composer


For Orchestra

2021   Tampa Bay Symphony

This work has been selected as one of four international  finalists in Tampa Bay Symphony's  2021 Orchestral Composition Contest. The call was for works written in and inspired by this past year of  pandemic.

VIVA was conceived as a celebration of life in the midst of this harrowing Covid  season. The work is characterized by a driving percussive heartbeat and vibrant brass. Driven, but joyous, It is a tribute to those who have fought so valiantly to keep us alive.  A celebration of survival and hope, it is a musical encouragement to seize and savor each day! 

Performance date TBA