selected compositions and orchestrations

Scores for original compositions are available on a pay-what-you-want basis, in an effort to support accessibility in music. Custom compositions, orchestrations and arrangements are available by commission. Please feel free to contact me for more info.

list of compositions:

Large Ensemble:

  • Fairytale, for Orchestra (2017)

    • Premiered by the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in March 2018.

  • Sunset, for Chamber Orchestra (2015)

    • Premiered by the 2015 Carnegie Mellon Freshman Showcase Ensemble in May 2015.

Chamber/Small Ensemble:

  • roll for initiative, a tabletop role playing game for four instrumentalists (2019 - in progress)

  • Impulse, for Cello duet (2018)

  • White Rose, for Flute duet (2017)

    • Premiered by Ali Dettmer and Aydan Hensley at Carnegie Mellon University in November 2017 in honor of Lonna Smith.

  • Strangers, Again, for Cello and Harp (2017)

    • Premiered by Bronwyn Hagerty and Emily Stewart in Transformations: A Junior Recital at Carnegie Mellon University in March 2017.

  • L'Appel du Vide, for Flute, Cello, and Percussion (2016)

  • On Divinity, for String Quartet (2015)

  • Feral Princess, for Flute, Bassoon, and Harp (2014)

    • Premiered by Austin Brown, Shane Gillen, and Emily Stewart at Carnegie Mellon University in May 2015.

Vocal:

  • Three Poems by Emily Dickinson that explore what it is to exist as a person, commission for Baritone and Piano; text by Emily Dickinson (2019)

    • Premiere by Ian Young at Carnegie Mellon University on May 7, 2019.

  • your laughter is a bird on my tongue, commission for Tenor and Piano; text by Thomas Ang (2018)

  • Imaginary Paintings, for Mezzo Soprano, Cello, and Euphonium (2018)

    • Won "Most Innovative" at Sigma Alpha Iota's Unusual Ensemble Challenge at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Folk Sounds: An Exploration of How Language and Music Interact, a collaboration with Dante Horvath. A series of folk songs written in two constructed languages; text by Dante Horvath (2017)

    • Premiered at Carnegie Mellon University Meeting of the Minds 2017

  • On Life and Art and Love, for Baritone and Clarinet; text by Jeffrey Schnitzer (2016)

  • Le Chanson des Escargots qui Vont à l'Enterrement, for Baritone and Harp; text by Jacques Prevert (2016)

  • Olympus v. Hades, for Soprano and Viola; text by m.j. (2015)

Solo:

  • boys don't like it when—, a scream for Flute (2019 - in progress)

  • Black Feathers, two movements for Piano (2016)

    • Premiered by Sue Jin Kim at Carnegie Mellon University, March 2017

  • Ribcage, for Flute (2016)

  • Unapology, for Violin (2015)

    • Premiered by Abby Adams at Carnegie Mellon University, May 2015

Theatre/Performance Art:

  • Dysphoria, a performative composition about my experiences with body dysphoria, for Two Violins and Costume Assistant (2019 - in progress)

  • Starsong, a chamber opera about a girl that falls in love with a star and the letters they send back and forth. Libretto by Sarah Barker. Collaboration with Compōs-It Opera. For Three Sopranos, Flute, and Harp (2018)

    • Premiered at Compōs-It Opera Festival at Carnegie Mellon University, November 2018.

  • Life Music, an improvisation based on the artist's practice of life drawing (2017)

  • Query, a musical in collaboration with Grace Lazos (2017)

Experimental:

  • now, constrict//the pain may set you free, for chest binder (2019 - in progress)

  • Sapphic, a study in sexuality, for Violin and pre-recorded audio (2019 - in progress)

  • Waikiki, a sound study based on the stresses of being at a resort. (2017)

  • Endure, a musique concrète study based on recordings of a Steel City Roller Derby practice. (2017)

  • Natural Day Natural Disaster, an electronic/musique concrète study of the translation and transition from visual to auditory. (2016)

Miniatures:

  • #composuary 2019, an exercise in regular concise writing solely for personal benefit, similar to Inktober. More info here.

  • Commission for Violin and Bass Clarinet (2019 - in progress)

  • Commission for Flute and Hand Drums (2019 - in progress)

  • Commission for Recorder (2019 - in progress)

  • everything i’ve ever let go of is covered in claw marks, commission for Violin (2019)

  • etude on the tiles in my moms shower that vaguely resemble a drowning woman, commission for Oboe (2019)

  • oh my god!, commission for Bass Clarinet (2018)

  • Five Miniatures, a series for assorted solo instruments, a personal exercise in fast, concise, and idiomatic writing.
    I. for Double Bass (2017)
    II. for Viola (2017)
    III. for Cello (2017)
    IV. for Harp (2018)
    V. for Cello (2018)