Musical Works

Here is a list of my recent works and performances. Feel free to click "More Details" to listen to and learn about each piece.

 

Large Ensemble

...but for a moment

2020 - Wind Ensemble

This highly-coloristic work reflects the complex emotions evoked by a college career cut short due to COVID-19.

Prophetic Visions

2019 - Chamber Ensemble

Prophetic Visions tells the story of an apocalyptic revelation. Written for an advanced group, this work was a winning entry in a call for scores from the Iowa-based Durward ensemble.

Gamma Decay

2018 - Concert Band

Gamma decay is a process where unstable atoms release high-energy waves. This piece was inspired by that process. It was commissioned by the Linn-Mar High School Symphony Band.

 

Solo/Electroacoustic

Concerto for Trumpet

2020 - Solo Trumpet with Electronics

This work is a 21st-century reimagining of the traditional three-movement concerto form. This highly technical piece utilizes live audio transformation as well as spatial elements.

Andantino in F Major

2019 - Solo Trumpet with Piano

Gamma decay is a process where unstable atoms release high-energy waves. This piece was inspired by that process. It was commissioned by the Linn-Mar High School Symphony Band.

 

String Quartet

Mixim

2018 - String Quartet

This minimalist work was written as a palindrome. It was designed to aid in meditation.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

2017 - String Quartet

This work is based upon Picture of Dorian Gray by Ivan Albright. This work was performed on my senior recital.

 

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