I am (fittingly) honored to announce that my work for orchestra Enclosure has been awarded Honorable Mention in the 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. For more information about the 2017 Institute, please read the official press release. Major thanks to the St. Olaf Orchestra for their fantastic premiere performance in May 2015:
It was an honor to have my song cycle Indra’s Ear performed by RenegadeEnsemble as part of the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert series! Image: Q&A with Abbie Betinis following the performance.
All proceeds go to DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS. NOTE: my set overlaps with the last 10 minutes or so of the International Novelty Gamelan set. DRONE NOT DRONES: the 3rd annual live 28-hour drone, Minneapolis 2016 by Drone Not Drones
My song cycle “Indra’s Ear” (2015) received Finalist designation in the 2016 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. It is my third piece to have done so. Hear Justin Staebell and Stan Rothrock’s fantastic performance from the 2015 Source Song Festival below:
I am very happy to present this new recording of my song cycle Indra’s Ear (2015). It was rehearsed and recorded during my time at the 2015 Source Song Festival, which took place August 3-7. I would recommend this festival without reservation to any composer, vocalist, and collaborative pianist working in the art song medium....
Today, my piece Enclosure (2014-2015) is being featured on Composers Circle! Thank you to the St. Olaf Orchestra for their great performance!
I’ve finally gotten lots of new music uploaded to YouTube and SoundCloud, all from the last year. I’ve embedded each piece below in chronological order of performance for your convenience. Clicking on the piece title will take you to a page with more information about that piece. A Clear Midnight (2013) for SSAATTBB choir Fanfare...
I am pleased to announce that my second string quartet was named a Finalist in this year’s ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards!
My track Byte Me has been featured on the First Feast: DNNR PRTY Spring 2014 CD Compilation. DNNR PRTY is a student organization at St. Olaf College. Below is the description from the DNNR PRTY Facebook page: DNNR PRTY creates a hub for alternative musicians striving for excellence in their craft and representation. We’re dedicated...
I am pleased to announce that my piece “Impulse” received Finalist designation in the 2014 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards competition. I didn’t win or receive Honorable Mention, but hey, it’s something.