GRANTS, COMMISSIONS & HIGHLIGHTED PREMIERES

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GRANTS, COMMISSIONS & HIGHLIGHTED PREMIERES

Clocks in Motion – Clock Shop Composer (2018-2021)
Resident Composer for the percussion quartet, Clocks in Motion

Oregon State University Wind Ensemble
West Coast Premiere of Uprising, May 31, 2018, Corvallis, OR

Nevada Arts Council Jackpot Grant
Grant supported the music video production of O Soothest Sleep, Fall 2017

Commission by Pianists Olga Shupyastkaya and Futaba Niekawa
Premiere of Crystalline for 2 pianos an 2 percussion at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, July 2, 2017

Commission by Sirocco Flutes via Nevada Arts Council Jackpot Grant
Premiere of North Star: A Listener’s Guide to Flute Choir, April 2, 2017

Las Vegas Philharmonic and Las Vegas Master Singers
Southwest Premiere of 898 Hildegard at the Smith Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1, 2017

Commission by Adams State University Wind Ensemble
Premiere of Querencia for wind ensemble and vibraphone at CMEA conference January 2017

Album Release Concert at Bop Shop Records
Debut Album Release Concert of STAY, (see event), Rochester, NY, August 21, 2016

Commission by UNLV Wind Orchestra to feature jazz combo
Premiere of Bordello Nights by the UNLV Wind Orchestra featuring Eric Marienthal, Colin Gordon, Mitch Forman, Kevin Axt, and Bernie Dresel, March 2016
8-minute version premiered at the Festival des Anches d’Azur in La Croix-Valmer, France, June 21-26, 2016

Commission by Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus
Premiere of 898 Hildegard for SATB chorus and orchestra in Rochester, NY, June 3-4, 2016

Commission by ShoutHouse
Premiere of Chase the Stars at Rockwood Hall, New York, NY, December 2015

Commission by Eastman Saxophone Project
Premiere of Skylark Lullaby at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, March 2014

Commission by Washington National Opera American Opera Initiative
Premiere of 20-minute opera, Duffy’s Cut at Terrace Theatre, Kennedy Center, November 13, 2013
Mentors included Jake Heggie, Mark Campbell, Anne Manson, and Ken Weiss
Praised as showing a “flair for full-bodied, operatic sound,” (Washington Post), and “using contrasting rhythms and clever harmonies to an intriguing effect” (Huffington Post)

Premiere of PhD Dissertation Opera, Christabel
Semi-staged premiere of Christabel with dancers in the Ray Wright Room, Eastman School of Music April 28, 2013

Premiere by Eastman Wind Ensemble of “Uprising” feat. solo drum set
“Uprising” premiered at Eastman featuring Aaron Staebell drums, October 2012, Eastman Kodak Hall
Second performance by University of Massachusetts Amherst Wind Ensemble featuring Tom Giampietro, drums, March 2013

Wind Ensemble Commission Consortium
Electric Vortex for wind ensemble/orchestra featuring jazz band
Premiered by the Nazareth College Wind Symphony at 2013 NYSSMA Conference, Rochester, NY
Article written by Dr. Tamey Anglley featured in College Band Directors National Association journal, noting that “her idea to merge the classical and jazz styles by integrating different ensembles is refreshing and a welcomed addition to the repertoire.”

Commission by poet E. Louise Beach and the Just Poets Society
Premiere of song cycle Ophelia’s Flowers at the Women in Music Festival, Rochester, NY Spring 2011

Commission by conductor Reuben Blundell and Millersville University Orchestra
Premiere of Echo’s Lament for string orchestra Spring 2009, Lancaster, PA

Commission by organist Nicole Marane and Peachtree United Methodist Church
Premiere of Celestial Surroundings by organist Nicole Marane and brass members from the Atlanta Symphony, February 2009

Commission by Ossia: “On Tap (Just Tap it!) for tap dancer and percussion
On Tap (Just tap it!) was premiered by Volta Trio at the Eastman School of Music October 2009 and performed multiple times in the Rochester area 2009-2013, including the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival