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Feed the Snakes (2018)
for soprano, two violins, cello, clarinet, bass, and harpsichord, 6’
libretto by Royce Vavrek
for Dragus Maximus, Heartbeat Opera’s fifth annual drag extravaganza
premiere 2018.10.26 at Roulette (New York, NY)


Tongue Depressor (2018)
choral music for six actor-singers a cappella, 12’
text by Jerry Lieblich
directed by Tara Elliott
premiered 2018.08.18 at The Public Theater (New York, NY)


Rhymes of Mother Goose (2017)
for SATB choir a cappella, 6’
commissioned by the NY Virtuoso Singers
premiered 2017.10.28 at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Church (New York, NY)


A Twin Peaks Fantasy (2017)
for string quartet and piano, 15’
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commissioned by the Dover Quartet and Chamber Music Northwest
previewed 2017.05.30 at Le Poisson Rouge (New York, NY) 
premiered 2017.07.24 at Chamber Music Northwest (Portland, OR)


Canal Songs (2017)
for orchestra, 30’
commissioned by the Albany Symphony
premiered 2017.07.02 at the Erie Canal Bicentennial Celebration (Albany, NY)


Art Is (2017)
for wind ensemble and SATB choir, 8’
commissioned by the Copland House and Peekskill High School
premiered 2017.03.30 at Peekskill High School (Peekskill, NY)


Into You (2017)
for voice, electric guitar, piano, keyboard, percussion, and cello , 9’
for Invisible Anatomy
premiered 2017.02.02 at Roulette (Brooklyn, NY)
performed 2017.03.03 at Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI)
performed 2017.12.14 at the Yale School of Music (New Haven, CT)


AWFUL EVENT! or The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln as Interpreted by the Unseen Internal Organs of His Wife (2016)
musical for six actors and five musicians, 70’
text by Kate Tarker, directed by Dustin Wills
premiered 2016.06.24 at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest (New York, NY)
performed 2018.05.24 - 05.25 at Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York, NY) 


In Common (2016)
for e-flat clarinet and piano, 7’
commissioned by Copland House
premiered 2016.06.12 at the Merestead Estate (Mount Kisco, NY)


Small Talk (2016)
for orchestra, 6’
commissioned by Yale Symphony Orchestra
performed 2016.04.21 at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY)
performed 2017.11.10 at Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis, MN) by Minnesota Orchestra
performed 2017.11.11 at MPR 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert (Minneapolis, MN) by Minnesota Orchestra


A Demonstration (2016)
for voice, piano 4-hands, 3 players inside of the piano, 8’
text adapted from Leonardo da Vinci
for Invisible Anatomy
premiered 2015.01.28 at National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY)


Once Five Years Pass (2015)
opera-theater for eight actor-musicians and piano, 90’
text by Federico García Lorca, translated and directed by Dustin Wills
premiered 2015.08.16 at Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, MA)
performed 2015.11.09 at the Drama League (New York, NY) 
performed 2017.12.14 at the Yale School of Music (New Haven, CT)
upcoming: 2018.05.12 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (New York, NY)


Teeth (2015)
psychodrama for voice, electric guitar, 2 pianos, percussion, cello, and bass, 15’
for Invisible Anatomy
performed 2015.05.31 at Beijing Modern Music Festival (Beijing, China)
performed 2017.12.14 at the Yale School of Music (New Haven, CT)


Contact and Advance (2014)
for string sextet, 5’
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commissioned by Chamber Music Northwest, for BodyVox Dance Company
premiered 2014.07.04 at PSU’s Lincoln Recital Hall (Portland, OR) by Dover Quartet with Paul Neubauer, Peter Wiley
performed 2016.11.03 at University of Nevada’s Nightingale Concert Hall (Reno, NV) by Amphion Quartet


so we must make the journey around the world (2014)
for female choir, 6’
commissioned by Lorelei Ensemble (Boston, MA)
premiered 2014.05.23 at Memorial Church (Cambridge, MA)


nightingale + rose (2013)
for soprano solo, mixed choir, and ensemble, 18’
commissioned by John & Astrid Baumgardner
premiered 2013.08.21 at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Norfolk, CT)


Letter (2013)
for mixed choir, 4’
commissioned by the Yale Glee Club/ Yale-China Association
premiered 2013.06.03 at St. John’s Cathedral (Hong Kong)


Frau Trude (2013)
chamber opera, 10’
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commissioned by the Center City Opera Theater (Philadelphia, PA)
premiered 2013.03.21 at the Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia, PA) 


My reflection ran away with my eyes (2012)
for orchestra, 9’
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premiered 2012.12.06 at Yale University’s Woolsey Hall (New Haven, CT) by the Yale Philharmonia
performed 2013.07.31 at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (Santa Cruz, CA) by the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra
performed 2015.10.06 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (Nashville, TN) by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra


the vast unbuilt abscesses of our [void] energy future (2012)
for two guitars, 13’
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premiered 2012.04.01 at Yale University’s Sprague Hall (New Haven, CT) by Graham Banfield and Alan Kulka
performed 2014.08.29 at Mama Fish (Los Angeles, CA) by Cameron O’Connor and Wenjun Qi
performed 2017.04.30 at National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY) by Gulli Björnsson and Jiji Kim 


Cereal Composition (2011)
for organ, 10’
commissioned by Raymond Nagem
premiered 2012.05.08 at the Church of St. John the Divine (New York, NY) by Raymond Nagem


Songs of Sorrow and Solitude (2007)
for soprano and piano , 20’
text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
performed 2015.06.15 at Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK) by Lauren Libaw and Lucie Troger
performed 2016.05.29 at Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room (London, UK) by Lauren Libaw and Daniel Schlosberg