The credit goes to the advice I was given years ago: “whatever you do, don’t stop composing.” It was prophetic, really, as I’m drawn to it so often. Sometimes it comes as a gush of inspiration; at other times, a fresh idea needs to settle. But the process of finding a text and empowering it with a new voice – there’s no experience parallel to it.

Recent Commissions/Premieres:

Of a sun she can remember (Text by Eleanor Wilner). Cantilena: A Women’s Chorale. Sunday, May 7, 2017: Arlington, MA.

Of distant skies (Text from ancient sundial/sonnet of William Cullen Bryant). CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists). Sunday, February 12, 2017: The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT.

Owl Moon – Opera based on the award-winning book by Jane Yolen. Premiere by the Hartford Opera Theatre, as part of their “New in November” Festival – November 15, 2015.

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The Circle of Time – The Hartt School Chorale

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TITLES:

The bells I heard  (SATB, unaccompanied). Premiered by the Choral Art Society of Portland, Maine. 
text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Infant holy, infant lowly (Traditional carol – SATB, unaccompanied). Premiered by Novi Cantori (St. Stanislaus Cathedral in Chicopee, MA). 

Three Haiku (SA with piano, opt. marimba, and percussion). Premiered by the Boston Children’s Chorus, Boston, MA.

From the heavens, praise  (SATB, brass trio and organ). Premiered at the Csehy Summer School of Music, Houghton, NY. 
text: Psalm 148 fragments

Longest shadow of the year (SSAA, piano). Premiered by the Twin Cities Women’s Choir, Minneapolis, MN.
text: Sylvia Ross

Wind of the Spirit (SATB with baritone solo, piano). Premiered by the Princeton Singers at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
text: excerpts from the book of Acts

She dwelt among th’untrodden ways
The things which I have seen
(solo tenor, piano)
text: William Wordsworth

Out of the Morning/Ashore at Last (SSAA, piano). Premiered by the Children’s Aid Society Chorus in New York City.
text: Emily Dickinson

Lux Aeterna (SSATTBB with soprano solo,
orch. or kybd. reduction)
text: public domain

Journey to the Child (SSAATTBB, soprano/tenor solo,
oboe and opt. percussion)
text: excerpts from Matthew 2 and the Mass Ordinary

There is a River (SATB, organ)
text: Psalm 46:4-6, 10

One Short Sleep Past (SSAATTBB/SATB,
text: John Donne

Clouds Over Me (unison treble voices,
flute obbligato, piano)
text: Kylie Zehr

You Call Us, Lord (two-part, piano)
text: Jane Marshall

All dreams beautiful (unison, piano)
text: Ellen Gilson Voth

The Road Not Taken (SATTBB)
text: Robert Frost

Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd (TBB, piano)

Hava Nagila (TB, piano, opt. clarinet, perc.)

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