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Events & Appearances

+ Upcoming

+ Recent

  • Premiere of Surround, for six harps around the audience, at the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music 2018. (Natalie Severson, Gretchen Van Hoesen, Nuiko Wadden, Sara Magill, Mia Venezia, Alyssa Hensley). Commissioned by a Lift grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
  • Bajo el Hechizo performed by Hypercube (without conductor!—first ensemble to manage it) in their April tour (Pittsburgh, Boston, April 2018).
  • Livre pour deux pianos performed with Matthew Gillespie, in a program shared with guitarist Kenneth Meyer (Alia Musica Presents, February 15, 2018).
  • Rendering performed by pianist Luis Alberto Peña Cortés at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music (Vienna, June 20, 2017).
  • Memoria performed at the nief-norf Summer Festival in Knoxville, Tennesee, with soprano Elena Stabile (Knoxville, June 16).
  • Rendering performed by pianist Luis Alberto Peña Cortés at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music (Madison, June 12, 2017).
  • Memoria performed by Inner Pulse Ensemble at Sala Carlos Chávez (Mexico City, May 6, 2017).
  • Conducted Berio's Laborintus II with Alia Musica and Quince Ensemble (Pittsburgh, May 5, 2017).
  • Percussion concerto premiered by Carlos Camacho and the CCM Wind Orchestra, conducted by Terence Milligan (Cincinnati, March 1, 2017).
  • Featured in the "Portraits" series by NAT 28. Pittsburgh, November 13, 2016.
  • Composer in Residence, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, February 16-20, 2016.
  • MusicArte Festival, Panama City, June 9-20, 2015.
  • Featured artist, Community Supported Art, New Hazlett Theater (Pittsburgh, 2014). Commission: Rendering for solo piano.
  • Composer in residence at Conexión Drácula (Panama, 2014). Commission: "Anoche soñé", incidental music (countertenor, clarinet, percussion).
  • Featured Composer at the Thailand International Composition Festival (Bangkok, 2014), along with Bernard Rands, Augusta Read Thomas, and Ken Ueno. Premieres: Festive Fugue for wind symphony; Calco for solo cello.
  • One of six composers in the "12 by 7" Commission Project of Scordatura Music Society (Houston, 2011). Commission: Nocturne for string quartet.
  • Featured Composer at the Dallas Festival of Modern Music (Dallas, 2010). Commission: "Aquel que al verme", for mezzo, flute, viola, guitar, and 2 percussionists.

+ Other festivals and workshops

  • Levon Manukyan Collegium Musicum (Burgas, Bulgaria, 2013).
  • New Music Festival at Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL, 2013).
  • Conductors Institute, Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2011).
  • Music X. (Blonay, Switzerland, 2010).
  • Cabrillo Festival of Modern Music. (Santa Cruz, CA, 2009).
  • American Composer Orchestra/University of Pennsylvania new music readings (Philadelphia, 2009).
  • U-3 Festival (Pittsburgh, 2003)

+ Composer Talks

  • Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Percussion studio (Cincinnati, OH, 2017).
  • Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University (Columbus, GA, 2016)
  • Carson McCullers Center (Columbus, GA, 2016)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia, 2015)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Valencia, Spain, 2015)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pitsburgh, PA, 2014)
  • Mahidon University (Thailand International Composition Festival, Bangkok, 2014)
  • Eastman School of Muisc (Rochester, NY, 2014)
  • Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (2014)
  • Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA, 2013)
  • Houston Baptist University (Houston, TX, 2011)
  • University of North Texas (Denton, TX, 2011)

+ Conducting (selected)

  • May 5, 2017, Pittsburgh: Luciano Berio's Laborintus II with Alia Musica and Quince Ensemble.
  • January 21, 2017, Pittsburgh: Alia Musica on works by Boulez, David Stock, John Arrigo-Nelson, Patrick Burke, and the premiere of Emergences by Phil Taylor. PNC Hall, Duquesne University.
  • May 26, 2016, Pittsburgh: Alia Musica at the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, featuring soprano Tony Arnold. Works by Augusta Read Thomas, Curtis Rumrill, Brian Riordan, Federico Garcia-De Castro, and the premiere of Ken Ueno's Sawdust in Ararat.
  • May 11, 2016: Flashmob of Stravinsky's Firebird at Market Square in Pittsburgh, as part of the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music.
  • February 19, 2016, Columbus, GA: Alia Musica Pittsburgh in residence at Schwob School of Music. Works by Boulez, James Ogburn, Ivan Knees, Brian Riordan, Federico Garcia-De Castro.
  • June 20, 2015, Panama City: Alia Musica Pittsburgh at MusicArte Festival. Works by Boulez, C. Sanchez-Gutierrez, Ivan Knees, Heriberto Pinzón, and Christopher Dietz.

Works

+ Chamber

  • Surround, for six harps placed around the audience (2018). Commissioned by a Lift grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
  • "Memoria", homage to Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa (2015, commissioned by Dal Niente). sop/vl.vc/gtr.pc.13'
  • Seven visions of alchemy (2015, commissioned by Luisa Sello and Alvin Wong). fl/vc.9'
  • Un re in ascolto ii (2014, for the Eastman Broadband and Alia Musica Pittsburgh). fl.cl/2pc.gtr.pf/vl.vc.14'
  • Long stories short (2011, commissioned by Trillium Ensemble). fl.cl.pf. Three stand-alone movements. 7'
  • "Aquel que al verme," on a text by Nicolás García De Castro (2010, commissioned by Ars Nova Dallas). mezzo/fl/2pc.gtr/vla.8'
  • Festive Fugue for 10 winds, double-bass, and percussion (2010, commissioned by Ars Nova Dallas). 5'
  • À trois (2010). vl.pc.pf.7'
  • Bajo el Hechizo (2009). mar.gtr.pf.9'
  • Livre pour deux pianos (2008). 27'
  • Endecaphony (2007). fl.ob.cl.fg/pc.pf.hp/2vl.vla.vc.12'
  • Septet (2004). ob.fg/cor.tbn/pc/vl.vc.14'
  • "An Anatomy of the World" on texts by John Donne (2002, rev. 2009). sop/fl.cl.cor/pc.pf/vl.vc.6'

+ Large ensemble

  • Concerto for percussion and wind symphony (2017, commissioned by Carlos Camacho). solo perc/2.2.e-flat cl.6cl.bcl.2/2sx alt.tnr.bar/433/timp.perc/cb.18'
  • Calco ii for orchestra (2016, commissioned by the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra). 2(pic)222/4230/tp/str.10'
  • Contrepoint for strings (2015). str.8'
  • Pluribus (2011). 1(pic)111/1110/tp.pc.pf/2vl.vla.vc.cb7'
  • Festive Fugue for wind symphony (2010). 2+pic.2.cl I,II,bcl.2/2sx alt.tnr.bar/423.euph.tba/timp.3perc/cb.5'
  • Inter Alia (2009). 2(picc)2(eh)22/2221/pc.tp.hp=pf/str.5'
  • Consequence in two movements, (2009). 1111/1110/2pc.kbd/str.8'
  • Passacaglia on a theme by Bach (2001, first prize in the National Composition Competition for Orchestra in Bogotá, Colombia). 2(pic)22(bcl)2/4231/2pc.tp.hp/str.10'

+ Soloist

  • Concerto for percussion and wind symphony (2017, commissioned by Carlos Camacho). solo perc/2.2.e-flat cl.6cl.bcl.2/2sx alt.tnr.bar/433/timp.perc/cb.18'
  • Romanza for guitar (2016, commissioned by Jordan Dodson). gtr. 7'
  • Rendering for solo piano (2014, commissioned by the New Hazlett Theater). pf.12'
  • Calco for solo cello (2014, for Alvin Wong at the 10th Thailand International Competition Festival). vc.9'
  • Chemins, three episodes and aria for solo cello (2013, commissioned by Kate Dillingham and Random Access Music). vc.9'
  • 5,6,4,3 for solo clarinet (2010). Version for solo flute (2011). cl or fl. 9'
  • Canon for violin and piano (2002, rev. 2009). vl.pf.5'
  • Act for guitar (2001). gtr.6'
  • Fantasia on a theme by Bach for solo piano (2001). pf.10'
  • Consequence for oboe and piano (2000). ob.pf.7'

+ Vocal

  • La Destruction, on a poem by Baudelaire (2018). Commissioned by Quince Ensemble.
  • Al vacío, on a text by Nicolás García De Castro (2016). sop/mezzo.gtr.6'
  • "Memoria", homage to Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa (2015, commissioned by Ensemble Dal Niente). sop/vl.vc/gtr.pc.13'
  • "Aquel que al verme", on a text by Nicolás García De Castro (2010, commissioned by Ars Nova Dallas). mezzo/fl/2pc.gtr/vla.8'
  • "An Anatomy of the World" on texts by John Donne (2003, rev. 2009). sop/fl.cl.cor/pc.pf/vl.vc.6'

+ In progress

  • New piece for Anagram trio (viola, cello, bass).

+ Commissioned arrangements

  • Perry's Victory March for orchestra (Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, 2013).
  • The Wexfort Carol for tenor and orchestra (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 2012).
  • The Goblin's Dance, for violin and strings (Erie Philharmonic, 2012).
  • Fandango for orchestra (University of Pittsburgh, 2003).

Downloadable scores

~ parts and performance materials available by request ~
Romanza (guitar; 2016)
Contrepoint (string orchestra; 2015)
Memoria (soprano, violin, cello, guitar, percussion; 2015)
Rendering (solo piano; 2014)
Pluribus (chamber orchestra; 2011)
5,6,4,3 (solo clarinet, 2010; solo flute, 2011)
Aquel que al verme (mezzo, flute, viola, guitar, 2 percussionists; 2010)
Bajo el Hechizo (marimba, guitar, piano; 2009)
Livre pour deux pianos (two pianos; 2008)
Endecaphony (woodwind quartet, string quartet, piano, harp, percussion; 2007)
Canon (violin, piano; 2002)
Passacaglia on a theme by Bach (symphony orchestra; 2001)

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