Alba Music Festival (May 2020)

Piamont, Italy

An annual summer festival in the Piamont region of Italy bringing together artists internationally. I was commissioned to write a new work for the Borromeo String Quartet, though due to COVID-19, the festival was switched to an online format. Instead, I participated online and was featured as part of a livestream series, where I presented a recording of a prior quartet and took part in an interview.

ALBA Festival WebsiteALBA Composition Website

TUTTI Festival (March 2020)

Granville Ohio, USA

A biennial festival at Denison University bringing together artists from across the country. Here I worked with the ETHEL String Quartet for the Midwest Premiere of String Quartet #2: Fede. The festival lasted from March 4-8 and involved a number of performances as well as participation in workshops, discussion and networking events.

TUTTI Festival WebsiteETHEL WEBSITE

String Quartet #2

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Year: 2019
Duration: Approx. 9'00"
Instrumentation: String quartet


Atlantic Music Festival (July 2019)

Waterville, Maine, USA

A four-week music festival where I worked with the Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble to premiere String Quartet #2, and the Festival Orchestra to workshop Sfidare for Orchestra. The festival also included daily composer seminars, instrumentation workshops and private lessons with all-star faculty including Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winners.

ATLANTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL WEBSITE

String Quartet #2

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Year: 2019
Duration: Approx. 9'00"
Instrumentation: String quartet

Sfidare for String Orchestra

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Year: 2019
Duration: Approx. revised 11'00"
Instrumentation: String Orchestra or String Quartet


Charlotte New Music Festival (June 2019)

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
A two week festival for music, improvisation and dance. The festival included daily seminars, presentations of my work, lectures from prominent faculty as well as the workshopping of String Quartet #2 with the Beo String Quartet. I also received private lessons with Marc Mellits and Lawrence Dillon.

CHARLOTTE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL WebsiteBEO STRING QUARTET Website

String Quartet #2

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Year: 2019
Duration: Approx. 9'00"
Instrumentation: String quartet


Connecticut Summerfest (June 2019)

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

A 10 day festival at The University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music. The festival saw the workshopping and world premiere of “A Curious Misadventure” for Hub New Music. I participated in daily seminars, including presenting my own seminar on my works and lectures from the faculty. I received private lessons with Aaron Kernis, Miguel Del Aguila, Laura Kaminsky and Robert Carl.

CONNECTICUT SUMMERFEST Website

A Curious Misadventure

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

HUB NEW MUSIC

It was a pleasure working with Boston based Hub New Music at Connecticut Summerfest for the premiere of “A Curious Misadventure.”

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Zodiac Academy & Festival (July 2018)

Valdeblore, Nice, France

A two-week festival set in the French Alps outside of Nice. The festival involved extensive rehearsals with the festival’s string quartet and the subsequent premiere of String Quartet #1: Sfidare. Each day we participated in seminars, presenting our music to each other in addition to receiving instrumentation lectures from faculty. The composition program was overseen by Prof. Andrew List of Berklee Conservatory with whom I also received a number of private lessons. During the festival, there was a performance of Fugue No.1 in G Minor and my own quartet arrangement of Schumann’s Kinderszenen No. 1 for string quartet, at a salon-style concert for the other participants.

ZODIAC FESTIVAL Wesbsite

String Quartet #1

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Year: 2018 (rev. 2019)
Duration: Approx. 9'00" (revised 11'00")
Instrumentation: String Quartet OR String Orchestra

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Australian Youth Orchestra Composition Program (January 2018)

National Music Camp, Adelaide, South Australia

A two-week intensive writing program selecting four composers nationwide to write and premiere a new work for Sinfonietta (‘Onward & Upward’) for the instrumental faculty of the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp.  The program included daily lessons with Gerard Brophy in addition to seminars and presentations by other prominent Australian artists. Composers were interviewed by the Orchestra’s press program ‘Music in Words’, resulting in an interview and podcast about me and my work.

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA COMPOSITION PROGRAM WEBSITE
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Australian Youth Orchestra Sound Engineering Program (January 2016)

National Music Camp, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

A two-week intensive course in sound engineering mentored by Andrew Dixon, formerly of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Two candidates are selected nationwide for the program and each day record and produce live recordings of Australian Youth Orchestra concerts, as well as the chamber concerts of the participants and faculty. We are also responsible for live broadcasting select concerts direct to national radio on the ABC, working with their producers.

Australian Youth Orchestra Sound Production Website

West Australian Symphony Orchestra Composition Project (Feb-Jun 2015)

Perth, Western Australia

Selected as one of four artists for a six-month program preparing a new work for Sinfonietta, “Euler’s Music”, for the Education Chamber Orchestra (EChO) under the guidance of James Ledger. The program involved an extremely generous amount of rehearsals and workshops with the Chamber Orchestra as well as private lessons with Ledger working on the work. The program also included the arrangement of a Debussy Prelude for the ensemble. The program culminated in the premiere of Euler’s Music at The John Inverarity Music & Drama Centre.

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Euler’s Music

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Year: 2015
Duration: Approx. 4'30"
Instrumentation: 1[/alto]111/1111/1/hp/11111

West Australian Symphony Orchestra Composition Project (Feb-Jun 2015)

Perth, Western Australia
Selected as one of four artists for a six-month program preparing a new work for Sinfonietta, "Euler's Music", for the Education Chamber Orchestra (EChO) under the guidance of James Ledger. The program involved an extremely generous amount of rehearsals and workshops with the Chamber Orchestra as well as private lessons with Ledger working on the work. The program also included the arrangement of a Debussy Prelude for the ensemble. The program culminated in the premiere of Euler's Music at The John Inverarity Music & Drama Centre.

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra International Artist Masterclass (May 2015)

Masterclass with Mark-Anthony Turnage, Perth, Western Australia
“Euler’s Music” was performed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble prior to its premiere in a masterclass with Mark-Anthony Turnage at ABC 720 Studios in South Perth. The masterclass consisted of Turnage offering specific feedback about the work and workshopping sections.

Euler’s Music

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Year: 2015
Duration: Approx. 4'30"
Instrumentation: 1[/alto]111/1111/1/hp/11111