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Commission from the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America Franco Committee to compose a new work for carillon in 2023 ( Der Maestroso — character study after Elias Canetti).
Selected for CD release: , Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series, Volume 35 (PARMA Recordings, 2023). Der Saus und Braus
Selected composer: Tempo Reale Lampi di Rete—online audiovisual marathon, sponsored by the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music—CIME/ICME, March 2022 ( dance video version). Chain of Circumstances —
Selected composer: 2022 Festival of Contemporary Art Music at Washington State University, March 2022 ( dance video version). Chain of Circumstances —
Finalist, NYC Contemporary Music Symposium at Columbia University 2022 ("Unweaving a Rainbow" from ). An Unaware Cosmos
Selected composer: Boston New Music Initiative Prismatic Congruency Series, March 2022 ( D ). er Tückenfänger
Accepted for presentation: "Modular, Recombinant, and Concurrent Approaches to Musical Form: Two Recent Works with Guitar" and performance of at An Unaware Cosmos The 21st Century Guitar conference, Ball State University, March 2022.
Official Selection: (dance video version), for FilmFest by Chain of Circumstances Rogue Dancer: Dance NOIR Edition, November 2021.
Selected composer: Audiovisual Frontiers Virtual Exhibition, November 2021 ( dance video version). Chain of Circumstances —
Selected for publication: in the D ie Schadhafte, SCI Journal of Music Scores, Vols. 62/63, Fall 2022.
Selected composer, The Arc Project Online Festival 2021, December 2021 ( ). Canetti-menagerie
Selected composer, 2021 SCI National Conference, May 2021 ( ). Der Saus und Braus
Finalist, Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble 2020 Call for Scores ( ). Interstices
Selected for publication: in the Spring 2021 online issue of Chain of Circumstances, Apricity Magazine.
Selected composer, Locrian Chamber Players 2020 Call for Scores ( ); one of four selected works to be programmed during 2021-22 season. Chain of Circumstances
Artist Residency at ArtsIceland Outvert Art Space (Ísafjörður, Iceland), July 2020; cancelled due to COVID-19.
Selected composer, 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, October 2020 ( ). Der Schönheitsmolch
Commission from the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Flute Choir for a work for flute ensemble ( ), 2020. Phosphenes
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
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.
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, Texas chapter submission to the International Society of Contemporary Music World Music Days 2019 ( ). 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.
Accepted for presentation: "Practical Applications of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s On Growth and Form on Musical Materials and Structures" 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.