Performed by Dr. Jennifer Muniz at Indiana University, South Bend Raved as 'an evocative piece of work,' this piece utilizes the best of both worlds with a virtuosic nature that is enjoyable for all audiences. This piano sonata is structured in cumulative form. As in the audience will hear fragmentation and development of thematic ideas that converge into a full presentation of the theme at the end. Its subtitle, Memories, creates a soundscape for inward reflection through the use of organic, lu
Written as an homage to the emotional stresses such as a anxiety, tension, apprehension, and angst, this piece utilizes sustained tones as well as silence to exhibit these same emotions that someone might experience in the process of 'expecting' something to happen. Dance was later added to help illustrate the shadows of emotional stress
Horizon is a testament to the pressures and hardships endured by the LGBTQ+ community in today's society. This piece utilizes thematic elements that are reverent yet hopeful with ad lib-like moments synonymous to the spontaneity of both life's troubles and joys. As such, the piece requires a great deal of flexibility and expression.
This piece embodies the subtitle of "contender" in its entirety. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a contender as someone who is qualified to compete to win something or to achieve a position of leadership. However, regarding the general idea of a contender; variance is large, the action of the contender must be the opposite to the action of the challenger. At no point do the contenders accept its definition as grounded in some detectable mistake, one that can be corrected through standa
This new song cycle, inspired by the famous, "Why Does She Love Me?" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, both commemorates the life and death of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her marriage to Robert Browning and explores the source of her famous work, Sonnets from the Portuguese. Having been a number of sonnets gifted to Robert Browning at the end of her life, the song cycle is taken from his perspective through the voice of a tenor as if he is reading the sonnets after her death.
Rancor and Triumph is a work for solo cello and orchestra that exhibits the emotional impact felt, in part, on the individual and on society when the voice of the people is not heard. The solo cello acts as the voice of the unheard, underrepresented, marginalized, and confused person, accompanied by the orchestra. It is an acknowledgement of the hurt, pain, and rage felt towards the present as well as a prayer for the hope of the future.
Get a Quote! I accept commissioning requests year-around. Contact today for more information!