“some of the most compelling imaginative, and communicative music written in recent times

“Vibrant Performance”     

"The orchestra’s bold, bright and focused sound was impressive. The players and conductor were of one mind with regard to phrasing and tempi, rendering an energetic and buoyant performance. The audience, responding with enthusiasm to the vibrant performance, actually began applauding before the work was over."


“Coaxes the imagination”

“Like a newly emerged translucent-winged nymph, music that coaxes the imagination to unconscious imagery...like the unhurried contemplation of a Miro painting.”


“studied conducting with Gustav Meier and composition with Samuel Adler, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and Pulitzer Prizewinning composers Joseph Schwantner and Ned Rorem.”

“won the state concerto competition performing the Prokofiev 2nd Piano Concerto”

“Prestigious Awards”

“three MacDowell Colony Fellowships, a National Endowment for Arts Composer Award, two Meet the Composer Grants, first place in both the Alienor Competition and the Illinois State University Fine Arts Competition, an ASCAP Award for Young Composers, a New York State Council of the Arts Grant, two Indiana State Arts Grants, a Dartington Fellowship, a Petit Jean International Art Song Fellowship, the Dreyfus/MacDowell Award, and he was the only honored American in the International Composers Forum”

“American Academy of Arts and Letters”

“His compositions continue to receive international acclaim.  In 2005 he received the prestigious Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.”