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Hunting Patterns

          I wrote this solo for Indiana University’s Hammer and Nail project in collaboration with percussionist Chris Trlak. I had been meaning to compose a multipercussion work for some time when this opportunity arrived, so I jumped at it. I began thinking about...

With Flowers, We Gather

          I wrote this relatively straightforward piece in my first year at the Jacobs School of Music. It was commissioned by my two close friends, Ben Shaheen and Kelsey Broker at Baldwin Wallace University. I wanted each of the four movements to evoke the moods of...

Songs of the Earth

          The idea for this work came from my Defiance Duo partner, Kia Frank. I wanted to do a work with seven movements, and she suggested the seven continents. Each movement has text from a specific continent and draws its musical material from the style and...

Two Expressions

          Two Expressions is a work for SSAATTBB that I finished in 2015. It's two movements (One Heart & Today, The Sun Shines!) and 10-12 minutes long.           One Heart delves into a choice we must all make at some point in our lives. When troubles arise,...