Composer

Chronological Listing of Compositions

 

  • SONATA for Oboe and Bassoon
  • THEME and VARIATIONS for Piano
  • CONCERT PIECE for Violin and Piano
  • SYNTHESIS for Violin and Organ
  • HE WAS MY SON for Voice and Piano
  • SONGS of FAMILY for Voice and Piano
  • FIVE PIECES for FIVE PLAYERS for Woodwind Quintet
  • MULTIPLE MOODS of MORNING for Electronic Tape
  • ***CONCERT PIECE for Piano and Chamber Orchestra
  • TRANSFIGURATION for Computer and Electronic Tape
  • ELEGY for Oboe, Harp, and String Quartet
  • ***DISPARITIES for Ensemble and Electronic Tape
  • ***SOUNDSCAPES for Orchestra
  • NUCLEAR WINTER for Orchestra
  • SEASONS WITHIN for Choir, Ensemble & Soloist
  • IMAGES for Keyboard
  • TRIO for Violin, Cello, and Piano
  • EIGHT SLICES of NATURE for Ensemble
  • SEASONS WITHIN: Song Cycle for Voice & Ensemble
  • TRIO for Flute, Bassoon, and Piano
  • SNAPSHOTS of a GREAT CITY for Brass Band
  • SNAPSHOTS of a GREAT CITY for Wind Ensemble
  • THE ELEMENTS: Five Sound Poems for Violin and Ensemble
  • EXPLORATIONS: Four Miniatures for Flute and Percussion
  • CELEBRATION for Orchestra
  • SONIC DESIGNS: Five Pieces for Winds and Piano
  • SEQUENTIAL PROTEINS for VL, CL, VC, PERC, and KEYBOARD
  • SIX SYMPHONIC DANCES for VIOLIN and ORCHESTRA
  • CANCIÓN for VIOLIN and PIANO

 

*** These compositions are available only through the CARL FISCHER RENTAL LIBRARY
Scores, parts, and tapes for all other works are available from the composer.

 

Grants and Commissions

 

  • Commission from Christin Danchi in 2015 for Canción, in honor of her teacher, Andrés Cárdenes, premiered by Christin Danchi January 21, 2016, in Kresge Recital Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Commission from Carnegie Mellon University for SEQUENTIAL PROTEINS, in recognition of the remarkable history of service and philanthropy of Ray and Stephanie Lane, recorded in May and presented to the Lanes in June, 2013
  • Commission from the Carnegie Mellon School of Music for "Celebration for Orchestra" in celebration of the 100th Centennial of the School of Music, premiered in September, 2011.
  • Commission from The Strings Festival for "The Elements: Five Sound Poems for Violin and Ensemble", written for violinist Andres Cardenes, premiered in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, August 6, 2011
  • Commission from the River City Brass Band in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with support from the Pittsburgh 250 Community Connections Committee: “Snapshots of a Great City”, completed in March and premiered by the RCBB in May, 2008
  • Commission from the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble for, "Eight Slices of Nature", premiered on April 11, 1989
  • Faculty Development Grant from Carnegie Mellon University for computer music research, 1985-1986 and 1987-1988
  • Fellowship grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for "Seasons Within" for choir, ensemble and bass baritone soloist, written for the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Pittsburgh Oratorio Society and soloist, Lee Cass. This work was completed in December of 1985 and premiered at Chatham College under Donald Wilkins on May 5, 1986
  • Composers' Assistance Grant from the American Music Center for production of the score and parts for "Seasons Within" in 1985
  • Research grants from the Center for the Development of Educational Computing at Carnegie Mellon University for computer music research in 1984 and 1985
  • Commission from Carnegie Mellon University for an orchestral work: "Nuclear Winter ", completed in September of 1984 and premiered by the Carnegie Mellon Orchestra on January 13, 1985 under Werner Torkanovsky
  • Commission from the McKeesport Symphony Orchestra with a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for an orchestral work in celebration of their twenty-fifth anniversary season: "Soundscapes for Orchestra", completed in September of 1983 and premiered by the orchestra under James Meena on March 31, 1984