News & Events

Upcoming Performances

  • Heart of Sky for percussion duo, multichannel live electronics, and light projections will be premiered by Brandon Bell and Craig Hauschildt on September 6, 2016, at the James Turrell Skyspace at Rice University.
  • Premiere of new work for violin piano by Giancarlo Latta and Wesley Ducote. November 2016.


  • Recent News

    • Behind the Back was premiered by Su Yun-Han of The Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra on June 26, 2016, at the National Theater of Taiwan in Taipei.
    • Chatterbox was performed by Ensemble Signal at the 2016 June in Buffalo Festival.
    • Chatterbox was read and recorded by Cadillac Moon Ensemble during their residency at Rice University in January 2016.
    • I was named winner of the 2015 Inter-American Music Awards, a composition competition held every three years by Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity. As a result, my winning choral work Salve Regina was premiered in July by the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, alongside new choral works by competition judges Tania Leon and Daniel Brewbaker. The performance took place at historic Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri. C.F. Peters, which publishes the winning works from this competition, will issue an edition of Salve Regina in the near future. Stay tuned!
    • Salve Regina was named a Finalist (one of 19) in the First International Jean Sibelius Composition Competition, choral section. There were 639 entries across three categories (choral, violin & piano, piano solo). The jury consisted of Kaija Saariaho (chairperson), Magnus Lindberg, Mark André, Liza Lim, and Jukka Tiensuu.
    • Archistrategos for chamber ensemble was recorded the weekend of November 15/16, 2014, by graduate students of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Audio is available here.
    • Dr. Penny Thompson Kruse, Professor of Violin at Bowling Green State University, has posted a video interview with her student Ioana Galu in which they discuss the performance of my solo violin work Angst as well as Memory by Chen Yi, my former teacher. Watch HERE.
    • In July 2014, I was named a Finalist for the Franz Liszt Stipendium at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT in Weimar, Germany.
    • Wunderkind was featured on electro:thèque, alongside other winning works from the 6th Destellos Competition, from July 3-July 16, 2014.
    • Broadcast/Podcast of Wunderkind on Acoustic Frontiers, CKCU 93.1 FM – Ottawa, Canada. December 2, 2013
    • Broadcast/Podcast of Wunderkind on Undæ! Radio 100.4 – Madrid, Spain. December 14, 2013
    • In July 2013, Wunderkind was awarded First Prize in the International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition,“Prix Destellos” (mixed media category). The competition is held annually in Mar del Plata, Argentina.



    Past Performances (recent)

    • Behind the Back was premiered by Su Yun-Han of The Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra on June 26, 2016, at the National Theater of Taiwan in Taipei.
    • Chatterbox was performed by Ensemble Signal at the 2016 June in Buffalo Festival.
    • Colophony for live-diffused 2-channel fixed media. November 19, 2015, The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
    • Colophony – performance during Electric LaTex Festival at Rice University, Novemember 21, 2015
    • 2015 International Computer Music Conference, University of North Texas (Denton, TX). September 25, 2015. Keith Kirchoff, performer
    • 2015 Triennial Conventional, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity – St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis Chamber Chorus
    • 28th Music Biennale Zagreb – Zagreb, Croatia. April 22, 2015. Terezija Cukrov, performer
    • Sweet Thunder Music Festival – Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA. April 25 and 27, 2014
    • Bowling Green New Music Festival – Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. October 19, 2013. Jeff Manchur, performer
    • Studio 300 Digital Art & Music Festival – Transylvania University, Lexington, KY. October 4, 2013. Jeff Manchur, performer
    • Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium – Toronto, ON. August 14, 2013. Joseph Ferretti, performer
    • 1st Electronic Music Festival, Center of Cypriot Composers – ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus. June 6, 2013
    • Opensound concert series – Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville, MA. April 27, 2013. Keith Kirchoff, performer
    • SEAMUS National Conference – McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, MN. April 20, 2013. Keith Kirchoff, performer
    • “Tutti” New Music Festival – Denison University, Granville, OH. February 23, 2013. Jeff Manchur, performer
    • Helianthus Ensemble – Fisch Haus Studios, Wichita, KS. December 1, 2012
    • Helianthus Ensemble – University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. November 30, 2012
    • Wired Up – MidAmerica Nazarene Univeristy, Olathe, KS. November 27, 2012
    • Electronic Music Midwest – Lewis University, Romeoville, IL. October 12, 2012. Adam Marks, performer
    • KcEMA KC Soundwalk ­– Kansas City Crossroads District. October 5, 2012
    • New music concert – Luther College, Decorah, IA. September 7, 2012
    • KC Fringe Festival – La Esquina, Kansas City, MO. July 28, 2012
    • Missouri Piano Project – MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS. April 23, 2012
    • Kansas City Electronic Music & Arts Alliance – Unity Temple on the Plaza, Kansas City, MO. April 21, 2012
    • Missouri Piano Project – Webster University, St. Louis, MO. April 9, 2012
    • Missouri Piano Project – Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO. April 2, 2012
    • Missouri Piano Project – Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO. March 26, 2012
    • Missouri Piano Project – Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. March 24, 2012
    • Missouri Piano Project – Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO. March 21, 2012
    • Missouri Piano Project – Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. March 11, 2012
    • “Celebrating New Music” – Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. February 16, 2012
    • Electronic Music Studios Concert – University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. October 23, 2012
    • radioCona Radio Arts Space, “Ultra Disco” – Galerija ŠKUC, Ljubljana, Slovenia. December 7, 2011
    • Undécimo Festival Internacional de Música Electroacústica de Chile, “Ai-Maako” – Teatro Lord Cochrane, Valdivia, Chile. October 21, 2011
    • Electronic Music Midwest – Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS. September 29, 2011
    • “Light and Shadows,” a recital of modern songs in English – Movimento, Munich, Germany. Gregory Wiest, tenor. June 5, 2011.
    • DMA Recital – Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. April 15, 2011
    • Faculty Recital – Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH. April 12, 2011
    • Heidelberg New Music Festival – Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH. March 26, 2011
    • “Tutti” New Music Festival – Denison University, Granville, OH. March 5, 2011
    • DMA Showcase – Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. March 1, 2011
    • Composers Guild Concert – White Recital Hall, University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, MO. December 1, 2010
    • Sonic Vigil – St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, Ireland. Played in listening station from July 17–24, 2010