With all of the amazing things that have happened over the past three weeks, I often feel like I moved to the “City that Never Sleeps” rather than the “Windy City”, but my constantly blown-out hair reminds me daily that I’m living this busy and exciting life in Chicago.  

First of all,  “Silent Night, Sea of Light” is finished!!!  I’m so excited to be working with Dr. John Stewart and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony on the development and premiere of this piece.  More information to come as the piece comes to fruition. 

Second, I was selected by the Roosevelt University CCPA Opera and Composition faculty to write and workshop a new work for their OperaFest in the Fall of 2015.  I’m incredibly honored to be working with four extremely talented singers and the esteemed Head of Opera to bring a completely new production to CCPA.  I look forward to sharing the process with you all from conception through performances.  More information to come as this story comes to life.

Thirdly, these are the upcoming performances of mine in the next couple of months. I hope to see you all there in support of these wonderful musicians who have been so kind and willing to perform not just new music, but my new music. Many, many thanks to all of those involved!!


10/13/2014, 7:30 PM, CCPA— Anna Parks, mezzo-soprano, and Stephen Uhl, piano:  “Voluntary Solitude” *Chicago Premiere

11/12/2014 5:00 PM, UWEC—  Adam Accola, tenor and Dan Wanamaker, piano: “(Marry Me) Anywhere but Here” from Return: A Musical Theatre Song Cycle *Wisconsin Premiere

11/18/2014 7:30 PM, UWEC— Joseph Poncelet, tenor, Rosie Evans, french Horn, and Dan Wanamaker, piano:  “Jabberwocky” **World premiere

11/21/2014 7:30 PM, UWEC—UWEC Wind Symphony, Dr. John R. Stewart, conductor: “Silent Night, Sea of Light” **World Premiere

More information about my residency at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church has been posted at: