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AWARDS AND HONORS

2014-2016 Winner of the National Opera Association Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition with The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret.

2013 Virginia Arts Festival - John Duffy Institute - composer fellow for summer opera workshop; workshop of second scene from Kirchoff's chamber opera The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret.

2012 Virginia Arts Festival - John Duffy Institute - composer fellow for summer opera workshop; workshop of first scene from Kirchoff's chamber opera The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret.

2010 Colorado State Music Teachers' Association Commissioned Composer

2007 Sorel Medallion - Awarded first prize in international choral composition competition sponsored by the Sorel Organization; performance of "Meciendo," at Carnegie Hall (Zenkel Hall) by Voices of Ascension, directed by Dennis Keene

2006 Ernest Bloch Composers’ Symposium - awarded composition fellowship for summer 2006, Newport, OR; George Tsontakis, Composer-in-Residence

2006 Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East - awarded composition fellowship for summer 2006, Bennington, VT; Donald Crockett and Paul Moravec, composition instructors

1999-2000 Composer-in-Residence - Temple Emanuel Synagogue, Newton, MA and Twelfth Baptist Church, Roxbury, MA in a Faith Partners Residency sponsored by the American Composers Forum Boston Area Chapter

1994 1st Place Denver Women’s Chorus National Composition Competition

 

COMMISSIONS

Austin Peay State University, Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, work for baritone, double bass, piano for 2016-2017

Soprani Compagni - piece for two sopranos for their project "Portraits of Women in Contemporary Soprano Duet" 2015

Colorado State Music Teacher's Association -piece for 2010 CSMTA conference on June 4, 2010

Trio Sonata piece commissioned by Scott Brodie, Lorraine Jewett, Tara Kazak and Jonathan Newmark

The Playground Ensemble - piece for soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, and piano, 2009

Ernest Bloch Composers’ Symposium - piece for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion, 2006

Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East - wind quintet, 2006

Harmonia Chamber Choir, Boulder, CO - SATB acappella choir piece, 2005

Katherine Kleitz and Iris Lee Marcus, Stow, MA - flute piece for inclusion on CD recording, Airs to Charm a Lizard, 2004

Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins, MN - music for 8 musical theatre productions, 1996-2002

Susan Howe, Belmont, MA - ragtime piece for a birthday celebration, 2002

Belmont Parents of Music Students, Belmont, MA - choral piece for Belmont High School Select Choir, 2001

American Composers Forum Boston Area Chapter - three choral pieces for Faith Partners Residency program, 1999-2000

Row Twelve Contemporary Music Ensemble, Stow, MA - three chamber music pieces, 1997-2002