June in Buffalo - University at Buffalo (June 2022)

Buffalo, New York, USA

Presented by the UB Department of Music and The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, June in Buffalo, is a festival and conference dedicated to contemporary composers. June in Buffalo offers an intensive schedule of seminars, lectures, workshops, professional presentations, participant forums and open rehearsals, as well as afternoon and evening concerts open to the general public and critics. Each of the invited composers will have one of his/her pieces performed during the festival. Evening performances feature faculty composers, resident ensembles and soloists renowned internationally as interpreters of contemporary music.

June in Buffalo Website

(2022) Red Jasper Award in Music Composition

Shortlist | String Quartet No.2 “Fede”

The Red Jasper Award in Musical Composition seeks to recognize and promote outstanding musical works by recent composers

Indiana State University 55th Annual Contemporary Music Festival (October 2021)

Terre Haute, Indiana USA

An annual new music festival at Indiana State University College of Arts and Science.  The week long festival presented a series of concerts. I participated as a featured guest and winner of the “Music Now Contest” with the rehearsal and performance of the winning work A Curious Misadventure in the Music Now Recital and also spoke and participated in a series of lectures and panel discussions.

Music Now Contest ResultsISU Contemporary Music Festival


Indiana State University 55th Annual Contemporary Music Festival

October 27-29, 2021 @ Boyce Recital Hall at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA. Performance of Music Now Contest winning work, A Curious Misadventure by Indiana State University Faculty and panel discussion appearances.

A Curious Misadventure

Year: 2019
Duration: 10'00"
Flute, Bb Clarinet, Violin & Violoncello

(2021) Indiana State University - Music Now Contest

Winner | A Curious Misadventure. To be featured in Indiana State University’s Contemporary Music Festival 2021.

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(2021) New York City Artist Corps Grant

Grant Winner | Commission to write a new work for solo violin with an artist talk about the work in progress to presented in New York City in Fall of 2021 as part of the New York City Artist Corp by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the New York City Foundation for the Arts. .

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Suite for Unaccompanied Violin

Year: 2022
Duration: Approx. 8'00"
Instrumentation: Solo Volin

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October 26, 2021 @ 8:00PM St Johns in the Village, Manhattan, NY, USA. For a long time, we have suspected composers still exist, though few are spotted in the wild. We might enjoy their music, but for all the music we listen to and enjoy, it is rare that we ever meet the person who writes it and even rarer to get a glimpse behind the curtain of them making it.

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(2021) Sir John Monash Collaborative Grant

Joint winner of collaborative grant form the General Sir John Monash Foundation along with Ben Mylius to support the commissioning of score and libretto of a new work for choir honoring the spirit of General Sir John Monash titled “Called to Serve”

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