WEB AND WINGS
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.
HEART REMEMBER DANCE
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.
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