Here are all the festivals, commissions, events, and other projects I have going on!
Composing in the Wilderness: Kayaking Adventure
I am honored to have been chosen for the 2019 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival’s Composing in the Wilderness trip. Led by adventurer-composer Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis and designed for experienced acoustic or electroacoustic composers who want a more immersive backcountry experience, this field course will take nine participants on a week-long sea kayaking trip in spectacular Prince William Sound. Upon returning, the participants will have a couple of months to complete their pieces before the culminating concert takes place at Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City on November 22, 2019.
Happy Composers Commission Project 2019
I am incredibly excited to begin working with Carlos Cordero and the Inversion Ensemble from Austin, Texas conducted by Trevor Shaw. The Happy Composer Commission is an educational project to commission new choral pieces from composers in development. Through Happy Composer, new composers will have the experience of creating a commissioned piece for choir with the guidance of composer Carlos Cordero.
Summit Ridge Duo Collaboration
In the Fall of 2019, I will be working with my friends and colleagues, The Summit Ridge Duo. I look forward to working with their unique instrumentation. The Summit Ridge Duo is a violin and percussion duo motivated to bring music and art to wide audiences. Kelsey Broker (violin) and Ben Shaheen (percussion) are currently pursuing their Master's in music performance at The Ohio State University.