In Progress Works (mostly summer projects):

  • “Appleseed Variations” for orchestra — commissioned by the Fort Wayne Indiana chapter of SAI (Sigma Alpha Iota) music fraternity on behalf of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. The work will be completed during the summer of 2022 and premiered during the ensemble’s 2022-2023 season. 
  • Concerto for Taiko Drums (as yet untitled) — I hope to complete this work in summer of 2022.
  • “Symphony #1” — I hope to complete this work by August of 2022. It will be dedicated to the Manchester Symphony Orchestra. 

2022 Works Completed:

  • New version of my oratorio “A Family Portrait,” with orchestration reduced to two pianos, percussion, violin, flute/piccolo, and hammered dulcimer. All the vocal solos and choral parts will remain unchanged. This reduced setting of the orchestration will make the performances possible for ensembles who do not have the resources for a full orchestra. This revised version will receive its debut on May 1, 2022 at Cordier Auditorium in North Manchester, Indiana with Elizabeth Smith and Emily France on piano.
  • “Friends and Foes” for clarinet and bass clarinet duo. Dedicated to Lila Hammer and Mark Huntington. This is a five-movement work inspired by animal character pairings in Aesop’s fables: The Monkey and the Camel, The Crab and its Mother, City Mouse and Country Mouse, The Lion and the Dolphin, and The Tortoise and the Hare. Mark and Lila premiered the work on April 1, 2022 at Cordier Auditorium in North Manchester, Indiana.
  • “Le Voile du Matin” for soprano with violin and cello. Dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Schilling. This completes a cycle of two settings of Victor Hugo poems entitled “Pour les filles.” This work was premiered by Kenzie Hare (soprano), Elizabeth Smith (violin), and Robert Lynn (cello) on April 1, 2022 at Cordier Auditorium in North Manchester, Indiana.

2021 Works Completed:

  • “A Red, Red Rose” for soprano solo with piano. Dedicated as a wedding gift to Hailey Schneider and Freddie Lapierre. There is also a soprano-tenor duet version of this same piece dedicated to Jamie Chamberlin Granner and Nathan Granner.
  • “Sigh No More, Ladies” for soprano duo with piano. Dedicated to my daughter Emily.