A Moment's Notice (2020)

Written for the Attacca Quartet

Instrumentation: string quartet & optional film accompaniment

Duration: ca. 4'

First performed: November 17th, 2020 (virtual event) by the Attacca Quartet

Octet (2019)

Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, double bass

Duration: ca. 23'

First performed: October 28th, 2019 at IU


Hommage à Fabergé (2019)

Written for New Music on the Point

Instrumentation: two violins

Duration: ca. 6'

First performed: June 17th, 2019 by Austin Wulliman (JACK Quartet) and Nicholas Bentz


Intermedio (2018)

Commissioned by the Society of Composers and ASCAP

Instrumentation: clarinet in B-flat, alto saxophone, bassoon, violin, piano, percussion (1 player)

Duration: ca. 9'

First performed: March 30th, 2019 at the University of New Mexico by members of the Sound Icon Ensemble

The Fountain (2018)

Written for the Bowdoin International Music Festival

Instrumentation: string quartet 

Duration: ca. 6'

First performed: July 28th, 2018 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Professional premiere: February 13th, 2019 by the Mivos Quartet

The Temptation of Saint Anthony (2018)

Winner of a 2019 BMI Student Composer Award

Winner: 2019 IU New Music Ensemble Commission

Instrumentation: clarinet in E-flat, clarinet in B-flat (doubling bass clarinet and cap pistol), harpsichord (doubling upright piano), 2 violas, cello, percussion (1 player), violin (offstage)

Duration: ca. 13'

First performed: November 6th, 2018 at IU

Stilleven (2017)

Honorable Mention: Tribeca New Music 2019

Instrumentation: string trio

Duration: ca. 10'

First performed: July 31st, 2018 at the Bowdoin International Music Festival

Suibokuga (2016)

Winner of a 2017 BMI Student Composer Award

Instrumentation: flute (doubling piccolo and alto flute), clarinet in A, viola, percussion (1 player)

Duration: ca. 12'

First performed: November 29th, 2016 at IU

Suite for Piano and Percussion (2016)

Duration: ca. 14'

First performed: April 16th, 2016 at Levine Music, Washington, D.C.

Three Miniatures for clarinet, violin, and cello (2013)

Duration: ca. 7'

First performed: July 6th, 2013 at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music


Columbia, In Old Age for large orchestra (2020)

Instrumentation: 3(II+III=picc).3(III=ca).3(I+II in Bb and A, III in Bb=bcl).3(III=cbsn)——perc(3): glsp/4 rototoms/2 siz.cym/tri/bell tree/4 woodblocks/2 pair sandpaper blocks/glass chimes/4 pot lids/glsp. box lid/3 tin cans/rute/log drum/field drum/kick drum/SD/BD—pno—hp—strings(min.:

Duration: ca. 11'

First performed: August 28th, 2021 by the NHK Symphony Orchestra at Suntory Hall, dir. Matthias Pintscher


Archons for seventeen players (2019)

Commissioned by the Indiana University Department of Composition and the IU New Music Ensemble

Instrumentation: 1(=picc+afl).1(=ca).2(I in Bb=Ebcl, II bcl=cbcl).1(=cbsn)——perc(2)—hp(=whip)—pno(=whip)—strings(

Duration: ca. 10'

First performed: December 5th, 2019 by the Indiana University New Music Ensemble


Chamber Concerto for fifteen players (2017)

Winner of a 2018 BMI Student Composer Award

Winner of the 2018 SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition

Instrumentation: 1(=picc).1.1(=bcl).1(=cbsn)——perc(2)—pno(=toy pno)—strings(

Duration: ca. 17'

First performed: October 24th, 2017 at IU


Flourishes for piano solo (2020)

Duration: ca. 10'

Campagna Romana for double bass solo (2020)

Commissioned by the IU Double Bass Club

Duration: ca. 6'

First performed: March 12th, 2020 at IU


The Prophet's Song for trombone solo (2016)

Duration: ca. 8'

First performed: October 4th, 2016 at IU

A Brief Glow in the Dark for glockenspiel solo (2014)

Duration: ca. 5'

First performed: August 2nd, 2018 at the Bowdoin International Music Festival

Deus Ex Machina for piano solo (2013)

Duration: ca. 17'

First performed: April 26th, 2013 at Levine Music, Washington, D.C.


Madrigals In Ancient Time (2019)

Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano, oboe, harp, percussion (1 player)

Duration: ca. 10'

First performed: April 15th, 2019 at IU

Five Expressionist Scenes (2018)

Instrumentation: baritone, piano, double bass, percussion (1 player)

Duration: ca. 16'

Cripple for soprano and piano (2017)

Duration: ca. 4'

First performed: July 28th, 2017 at the EAMA–Nadia Boulanger Institute

US premiere: February 20th, 2018 at IU


Three Deserts (2019)

Instrumentation: quadrophonic or stereo fixed media

Duration: 5'30"

First performed: April 30th, 2019 at IU

Bring Your Own Drinks: for Seer and Banquet Band (2017)

Instrumentation: quadrophonic fixed media

Duration: 5'11"

First performed: December 5th, 2017 at IU

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