(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


(2021) Thailand Music and Arts Organization Symposium Open Call

Honorable Mention | String Quartet No.2: “Fede” (Faith) | Selected from 412 applications from 31 countries.


(2020) Deus Ex Musica - Call For Scores

Winner | String Quartet #2: “Fede”. Winning works to be performed by Carrefour Chamber Music Project in Shreveport, Louisiana in collaboration with Deus Ex Musica as part of their interfaith Sacred Chamber Music Festival. Fede was selected as a work representing a composer of the Catholic faith.


Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival (October 2020)

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”. I gave a presentation of the winning work “String Quartet #2: Fede” via teleconference and a recording was featured as part of the  festival’s closing concert titled “Music Now Recital”.

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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.

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Alba 2020 Virtual Music Festival

The ALBA festival was due to proceed in person in Italy in late May this year, though due to COVID-19, plans the festival shifted online. I was glad to participate virtually by way of a seminar chaired by Prof. Elliott McKinley. The seminar was streamed directly from the ALBA website during the festival, though a record was uploaded to YouTube some days later which can be found below.

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ETHEL String Quartet at TUTTI Music Festival

New York string quartet ETHEL present the Mid-West Premiere of String Quartet #2: "Fede" as the opening item of Concert IV of the TUTTI Arts Festival at Denison University. I am pleased to be attending the festival as a featured composer and artist where I will also contribute to seminars and roundtable discussions.