I am currently not open for commissions in 2023-2024 and will start booking 2025 commissions in January 2024.
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ART SONGS FOR NEW BEGINNINGS BY DENISE RIVERA I have been asked to compose a 3-minute voice art song for an anthology of songs as an "answer to the canonical 24 Italian songs, but with a modern twist". This project is headed by Denise Rivera and will be published in early 2023. Updates are available on Facebook and Twitter under #ArtSongsForNewBeginnings The piece has two components - beginner (high voice) and advanced (baritone) Look for "Mountain Prairie" by Jessica McMann. The advanced version is available for sale.
NEW OPERA WITH DEANTHA EDMUNDS I have been commissioned to arrange an opera for Deantha Edmunds with support from Amplified Opera. This project is expected to finish in Summer of 2024.
STORIES OF MY PEOPLE SUITE 12 mins I have received funding from Calgary Arts Development Original Peoples Investment Fund to compose new works for flute and piano. Stories Of My People includes 3 movements for Flute/Alto Flute and Piano. World Premier of 1. Winter Sorrows and Summer Flowers was on July 1st 2021 at the Pender Island Flute Retreat. Watch Here. The world premier of movement two was at the Valhalla School of Music in August 2021. Lauren Eselson performed both movements. The full suite was premiered in Halifax on June 29th, 2022.
CECILIA CONCERTS; The Realities Which We Have Made 8 mins I am the inaugural composer-in-residence for Cecilia Concerts in Halifax, NS. The premier of my work The Realities We Have Made for Alto Flute, C Flute, Viola, and Piano was joined with Karen Shepherd and Beverly McKiver for a chamber music concert on June 29th.
The River Has Many Ways of Being 9 mins This is a medium difficulty 6-movement piece for Flutist (Concert, Alto, and Bass) Viola and Piano. There are bowed piano sections that call for thick nylon guitar strings. This piece follows the river from a mountain spring to a wandering river upon the plains.
RE:naissance OPERA: Blood, Fire, Flames 5 mins I was commissioned to write a new section for the Queen of Carthage, a new production from RE:OPERA and Early Music Vancouver. I contributed "Blood, Fire, Flames" for lyric soprano and baroque ensemble. More information about the project can be found here: https://events.sfu.ca/wcp/event/35222-the-queen-of-carthage-world-premiere
SCORES FOR SALE When scores will be available, please contact me directly for purchase, licensing, and rental inquiries. Full library will be released November 6th, 2023.
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PROJECT: Muskwa's Mountain Home I was offered a commission to write a symphonic piece for a new series with Tom Jackson along with Jason Young and Sonny Ray Day Rider. This project was being mentored by Cris Dersken. This work also received performances by the Edmonton Symphony and Sinfonia Ancaster.