News & Activities
Selected composer, 2021 SCI National Conference, May 2021 (presented online due to COVID-19).
Finalist, Kaleidoscope 2020 Call for Scores ( ); work considered for performance during 2021-22 season. Interstices
Selected for publication: in the Spring 2021 online issue of Chain of Circumstances, Apricity Magazine; also recommended for the 5th print edition.
Selected composer, Locrian Chamber Players 2020 call for scores ( ). Chain of Circumstances
Artist Residency at ArtsIceland Outvert Art Space (Ísafjörður, Iceland), July 2020; postponed due to COVID-19.
Selected composer, 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival (Bowling Green, OH), October 2020.
Commission from the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Flute Choir for a work for flute ensemble ( ), 2020. Phosphenes
Selected composer, 2020 SCI National Conference at the University of Texas at Arlington, March 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).
Selected composer, 2020 SCI Region VI Conference at Trinity University and the University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX), February 2020.
Commission from pianist Richard Shuster, choreographer Jordan Fuchs, and Texas Woman's University, for a work for piano and solo dancer ( ), 2019. Chain of Circumstances
Guest composer at the Franz Liszt Academy (Budapest, Hungary), the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Brno, Czech Republic), and Palacky University (Olomouc, Czech Republic); May 2019.
Finalist in the Texas chapter submission to the International Society of Contemporary Music World Music Days 2019 (Tallin, Estonia), for . Zwei Parabeln nach Franz Kafka
Guest composer at Texas State University (San Marcos, TX), April 2019.
Guest composer at University of California, Los Angeles, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and University of Redlands; April 2019.
Guest composer at the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK), March 2019.
Commission from TrioPolis for a work for clarinet, violin, and piano ( ), 2018. Recombinant
Review of , performed by percussionist Die Sternklare Jacob Garcia appeared in Arts and Culture Texas, 21 November 2018.
Featured composer (with Libby Larsen) at the James Madison University Contemporary Music Festival (Harrisonburg, VA), 22-24 October 2018.
Radio broadcast of on WWFM-Trenton, as part of their weekly program "Celebrating Our Musical Future," 8 October 2018; this program is Zwei Parabeln nach Franz Kafka archived on the WWFM-Trenton website.
Featured speaker for the Philadelphia premiere of Frank Zappa's , performed by The Yellow Shark Orchestra 2001 at The Fillmore Philly in April 2018. This event was supported by a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and also included programs featuring music by Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, Anton Webern, and Pierre Boulez.
Article on the Music of Frank Zappa course appeared in the 16 February 2018 . Dallas Observer
Guest lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow, UK), October 2017.
Academic paper "Practical Applications of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s On Growth and Form on Musical Materials and Structures" presented at the On Growth and Form Centenary Conference, 13-15 October 2017 at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). The paper includes a discussion of three original compositions related to Thompson's work: Occam's Razor, , and the road in its unfoldings . Interstices
Interview with flutist and UNT colleague Elizabeth McNutt posted on her blog site, New Music Pioneer (15 September 2016).
Awarded one of two 2016-17 faculty fellowships from the University of North Texas Institute for the Advancement of the Arts to complete the large-scale modular cycle . An Unaware Cosmos
Selected for publication: eight modules from published in the January 2016 issue of An Unaware Cosmos ink&coda, an online journal of prose and music.