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“Improvisations” Page Added

I have added a page that features my live synthesizer improvisations, and will include improvisations in other genres/media as they become available. It can be found in the top menu.

Film & Video Game Demo Portfolio Now Available

Here is a project I started in summer 2015: a demo reel of film/video game-style music. With the exception of “Cogs & Spokes,” none of these cues have picture to accompany them. Rather, they are self-contained vignettes based on current tropes in film scoring. Although much of the material was newly-generated for this, I did...
"Indra's Ear" Performed at Schubert Club Courtroom Concert

“Indra’s Ear” Performed at Schubert Club Courtroom Concert

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.
2016 DRONE NOT DRONES Recording Now Available

2016 DRONE NOT DRONES Recording Now Available

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
Enclosure for orchestra receives Honorable Mention in 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute

Enclosure for orchestra receives Honorable Mention in 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute

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:

“Indra’s Ear” – 2016 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Finalist

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:
Indra's Ear: New Recording + Upcoming Performances!

Indra’s Ear: New Recording + Upcoming Performances!

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....

Enclosure featured on Composers Circle

Today, my piece Enclosure (2014-2015) is being featured on Composers Circle!  Thank you to the St. Olaf Orchestra for their great performance!
New Music Uploaded

New Music Uploaded

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...

String Quartet No. 2 – 2015 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award Finalist

I am pleased to announce that my second string quartet was named a Finalist in this year’s ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards!
"Byte Me" Featured on DNNR PRTY Compilation

“Byte Me” Featured on DNNR PRTY Compilation

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...
"A Clear Midnight" Premiere - Globe Gazette Article

“A Clear Midnight” Premiere – Globe Gazette Article