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Richard Lavenda
Professor
Professor of Composition and Theory
 
e-mail:lavenda@rice.edu
 
  • A.B. (1977) Dartmouth College
  • M.M. (1979) Rice University
  • D.M.A (1983) The University of Michigan
 
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Shepherd School of Music
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    Websites
     richardlavenda.com
     
    Research Areas
     composition, aesthetics of music, computer applications to music, pedagogy
     
    Teaching Areas
     composition, pedagogy of theory, undergraduate theory, graduate analysis, aesthetics
     
    Selected Publications
     Compositions
     

    Again and Now for cello and piano

     
     

    Jump Start for solo piano

     
     

    String Quintet for string quartet and viola

     
     

    Words of Wisdom, song cycle for mezzo-soprano, violin, and piano

     
     

    a piece for flute, cello, and double bass

     
     

    a piece for bassoon, tuba, cello and double bass

     
     

    a piece for trombone and percussion

     
     piece for chamber orchestra
     
     a piece for solo trombone
     
     Quintet for string quartet and cello
     
     Quintet for 2 violins, viola, and 2 cellos
     
     Trio for violin, viola, and cello
     
     

    "Another Way to Balance." 

     
     

    "Flight of Fancy." 

     
     

    "Kaleidoscope Dreams." 

     
     

    Lavenda, R. ""Braeswood Serenade"." 

     
     

    Lavenda, R. ""Slide Aside"." 

     
     

    Lavenda, R. ""String Quartet"." American String QuartetsIn Press

     
     Recordings
     

    Chiaroscuro: Chamber Music of Richard Lavenda, Ravello Recordings RR7811

     
     composition for a capella choir
     
     

    "Shadowplay." Modern American Music for ClarinetIn Press

     
     

    Lavenda, R. ""Shadowplay"." Submitted

     
    Creative Works
     Commissioned Works - Bounce
     composition for solo percussion, Matthew Strauss,
     
     Commissioned Works - Drivetime
     composition for Wind Ensemble, HSPVA Wind Ensemble, Denny Concert Hall, Houston, Texas (April 28, 2016)
     
     Commissioned Works - From the Start
     composition for orchestra, Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, Stude Concert Hall, Houston, Texas (March 12, 2016)
     
     Commissioned Works - Shape-Shifter
     composition for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin, and contrabass, Deviant Septet,
     
     Performances - Chiaroscuro
     a composition for alto flute, bassoon, vibraphone, and double bass, Amy Casper, alto flute, TK DeWitt, bassoon, Rajesh Prasad, vibraphone, Alison Gaines, double bass, The Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge, Colorado (August 11, 2015)
     
     Performances - Fantasy: Mask-Echo
     a composition for solo piano, Hae-Young Yoo, piano, Kumho Art Hall, Seoul, South Korea (October 28, 2015)
     
     Performances - Fantasy: Mask-Echo
     a composition for solo piano, Andrew Staupe, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (November 13, 2015)
     
     Performances - Fragments
     a composition for tenor and clarinet, Randolph Lacy, tenor, and Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet, Wiedemann Hall, Wichita, Kansas (March 31, 2015)
     
     Other - Heat of the Moment
     radio broadcast of a piece for clarinet, viola, and piano, Trio Con Brio, WTUL , New Orleans, Louisiana (March 25, 2015)
     
     Other - Heat of the Moment
     radio broadcast of a piece for clarinet, viola, and piano, Trio Con Brio, WTUL , New Orleans, Louisiana (January 5, 2015)
     
     Other - Heat of the Moment
     radio broadcast of a piece for clarinet, viola, and piano,
     
     Commissioned Works - Inside Information
     a composition for saxophone quartet, The Oasis Saxophone Quartet, Russell Hall, Cedar Falls, Iowa (November 14, 2015)
     
     Performances - Inside Information
     a composition for saxophone quartet, The Oasis Saxophone Quartet, Wallenberg Hall, Rock Island, Illinois (November 15, 2015)
     
     Performances - Ladino/Latino
     a composition for 2 guitars, Marc Garvin and Marc Rosenberg, guitars, Fine Arts Center, Stafford, Texas (November 12, 2015)
     
     Commissioned Works - Ladino/Latino
     a composition for 2 guitars, Marc Garvin and Marc Rosenberg, guitars, Kaplan Theater, Houston, Texas (October 11, 2015)
     
     Commissioned Works - Leads to Another
     a composition for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, Richie Hawley, clarinet, Eric Halen, violin, Christopher French, cello, Brian Connelly, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (October 25, 2015)
     
     Performances - Leads to Another
     performance of a piece for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, Richie Hawley, clarinet, Eric Halen, violin, Christopher French, cello, Brian Connelly, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (October 29, 2015)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     a piece for two alto flutes doubling C flutes, Leone Buyse and Aaron Perdue, C flutes and alto flutes, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (January 30, 2015)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     a composition for 2 alto flutes doubling C flutes, Leone Buyse and Aaron Perdue, C flutes and alto flutes, Turrell Skyspace, Houston, Texas (April 7, 2015)
     
     Performances - Rhapsody (at the center, stillness)
     a composition for viola and piano, Elitsa Atanasova, viola, and Huan Yuang, piano, Pepsico Recital Hall, Fort Worth, Texas (November 23, 2015)
     
     Commissioned Works - Again and Now
     a composition for cello and piano, Norman Fischer, cello, and Jeanne Kierman Fischer, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (March 26, 2014)
     
     Performances - Chiaroscuro
     a quartet for alto flute, bassoon, double bass, and vibraphone, Jennifer Hunt, alto flute, Cornelia Summer, bassoon, Tyson Voigt, vibraphone, Christopher Lettie, double bass, Dudley Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (June 27, 2014)
     
     Commissioned Works - Fragments
     a duo for tenor voice and clarinet, Randolph Lacy, tenor, and Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet, Duekersen Fine Arts Center, Wichita, Kansas (May 28, 2014)
     
     Commissioned Works - Inside Information
     quartet for saxophones, Oasis Saxophone Quartet, (2014)
     
     Performances - Muse of Fire
     a chamber work for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, double bass, percussion, and piano, Birds on a Wire Ensemble, David Colson, conductor, Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo, Michigan (October 29, 2014)
     
     Commissioned Works - One Good Turn
     duet for clarinet and bassoon, Richie Hawley, clarinet, and Benjamin Kamins, bassoon, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (November 19, 2014)
     
     Performances - String Quintet: afterimages
     a quintet for string quartet and viola, Dorothy Ro and Ling Ling Huang, violins, Leah Gastler and James Dunham, violas, Max Geissler, cello, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (February 7, 2014)
     
     Performances - Heat of the Moment
     a composition for clarinet, viola, and piano, Gary Whitman, clarinet, Misha Galaganov, viola, John Owings, piano, Pepsico Recital Hall, Fort Worth, Texas (March 4, 2013)
     
     Performances - Piano Trio
     a composition for violin, cello, and piano, Geoffrey Herd, Kevin Downs, Christopher McKiggan, Lone Star College - Montgomery, Conroe, Texas (November 15, 2013)
     
     Performances - Rhapsody (at the center, stillness)
     a composition for viola and piano, James Dunham and Charles Tauber, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (September 30, 2013)
     
     Performances - Rhapsody Tropes
     a composition for solo tenor saxophone, Robert Young, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (January 11, 2013)
     
     Performances - String Quintet (afterimages)
     a composition for viola and string quartet, James Dunham and le Quatour Diotima, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas (April 9, 2013)
     
     Performances - String Quintet (afterimages)
     a work for viola and string quartet, James Dunham and le Quatour Diotima, Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota (April 6, 2013)
     
     Performances - Words of Wisdom
     a composition for soprano, violin, and piano, Barbara Paver, Cho-Liang Lin, Jon Kimura Parker, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (October 23, 2013)
     
     Performances - Chiaroscuro
     a composition for alto flute, bassoon, vibraphone, and double bass, Leone Buyse, alto flute, Benjamin Kamins, bassoon, Matthew Strauss, vibraphone, Timothy Pitts, double bass, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (December 11, 2012)
     
     Performances - Kaleidoscope Dreams
     a composition for violin, guitar, and marimba, Anna Follas, violin, Antonio Garcia-Serna, guitar, and Ilona Danho, marimba, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (May 16, 2012)
     
     Performances - Memory's Motion
     a composition for cello and piano, Norman Fischer, cello, Jeanne Kierman Fischer, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (September 21, 2012)
     
     Performances - Reaction Time
     a composition for flute, cello, and double bass, PROJECT Trio: Greg Patillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, double bass, Konzerthalle, Castell, Germany (July 9, 2012)
     
     Performances - Reaction Time
     a composition for flute, cello, and double bass, PROJECT Trio: Greg Patillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, double bass, Kresge Concert Hall, Greencastle, Indiana (September 9, 2012)
     
     Performances - Reaction Time
     a composition for flute, cello, and double bass, PROJECT Trio: Greg Patillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, double bass, Konzerthalle, Wurzburg, Germany (July 6, 2012)
     
     Performances - Rhapsody (at the center, stillness)
     a composition for viola and piano, James Dunham, viola, Barry Snyder, piano, Hatch Recital Hall, Rochester, New York (June 1, 2012)
     
     Performances - Rhapsody (at the center, stillness)
     a composition for viola and piano, James Dunham, viola, Misuzu Tanaka, piano, Garth Newell Center, Hot Springs, Virginia (August 5, 2012)
     
     Performances - Three PIeces for Piano
     a composition for solo piano, Brian Connelly, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (January 27, 2012)
     
     Performances - Blast!
     a work for double brass quintet and 2 percussionists, The Shepherd School Brass Ensemble, Marie Speziale, conductor, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (October 7, 2010)
     
     Performances - Caliban's Closet
     a piece for trombone and percussion, Bron Wright, trombone, Peter Cooper, percussion, Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado (October 13, 2011)
     
     Performances - Caliban's Closet
     a work for trombone and percussion, Sean Reed, trombone, Kae Reed, percussion, The Tank, New York, New York (November 8, 2010)
     
     Performances - Clarinet Quintet
     a piece for clarinet and string quartet, Richard Nunemaker, clarinet, Kurt Johnson and Kijuh Jo, violins, Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola, Tony Kitai, cello, Bates Hall, Austin, Texas (July 21, 2010)
     
     Performances - Flight of Fancy
     a composition for horn and piano, Matthew Scheffelman, horn, Susan Grace, piano, Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado (October 13, 2011)
     
     Performances - Heat of the Moment
     a work for clarinet, viola, and piano, Gary Whitman, clarinet, Misha Galaganov, viola, John Owings, piano, Steinway Hall, Dallas, Texas (January 28, 2010)
     
     Performances - Re-Illuminations
     a piece for alto saxophone and piano, Mario Ciaccio, alto saxophone, Simone Miotto, piano, Jones Hall, Univeristy of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas (April 25, 2011)
     
     Performances - Reaction Time
     a work for flute, cello, and double bass, Project Trio: Greg Patillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, double bass, Parktheater im Kurhaus Goggingen, Augsburg, Germany (November 15, 2010)
     
     Performances - Reaction Time
     a work for flute, cello, and double bass, Project Trio: Greg Patillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, double bass, Hudson River Performing Arts Center, Weehawken, New Jersey (December 14, 2010)
     
     Performances - Reaction Time
     a work for flute, cello, and double bass, Project Trio: Greg Patillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, double bass, Cafe Vivaldi, New York, New York (October 5, 2010)
     
     Performances - Reaction Time
     a composition for flute, cello, and double bass, Project Trio: Greg Patillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, Peter Seymour, double bass, Kaplan Theater, Jewish Community Center, Houston, Texas (November 12, 2011)
     
     Performances - Reaction Time
     a work for flute, cello, and double bass, Project Trio: Greg Patillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, double bass, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, Illinois (November 6, 2010)
     
     Performances - Reaction Time
     a composition for flute, cello, and double bass, Project Trio: Greg Patillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, Peter Seymour, double bass, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn, New York (June 11, 2011)
     
     Other - Sometimes Words
     a composition for solo trombone, Steve Parker, trombone, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (January 24, 2010)
     
     Performances - What He Said
     a piece for bassoon, tuba, cello, and double bass, Benjamin Kamins, bassoon, David Kirk, tuba, Desmond Hoebig, cello, Timothy PItts, double bass, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (October 4, 2010)
     
     Performances - What He Said
     a work for bassoon, tuba, cello, and double bass, Benjamin Kamins, bassoon, David Kirk, tuba, Desmond Hoebig, cello, Timothy PItts, double bass, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (November 4, 2010)
     
     Other - Iconography
     composition for chamber orchestra, Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra, Larry Rachleff conductor, Stude Concert Hall, Houston Texas (April 16, 2009)
     
     Performances - MaskPlus
     music for piano, Hae-Young Yoo, piano, Mozart Hall, Seoul, South Korea (November 16, 2009)
     
     Other - Re-Illuminations
     composition for alto saxophone and piano,
     
     Other - Rhapsody (at the center, stillness)
     performance of original composition, Molly Gebrian, viola, Charles Tauber, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (November 21, 2009)
     
     Other - Rhapsody Tropes
     composition for tenor saxophone solo,
     
     Other - Slide Aside
     composition for solo piano, Mi-Jong Lee, piano, Villages of Tanglewood, Houston Texas (November 8, 2009)
     
     Other - Slide Aside
     composition for solo piano, Mi-Jong Lee, Mozart Hall, Seoul, South Korea (December 28, 2009)
     
     Other - Sometimes Words
     composition for solo trombone, Steven Parker, trombone, The Red Room, Baltimore, Maryland (January 3, 2009)
     
     Other - Sometimes Words
     composition for solo trombone, Steven Parker, trombone, Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (March 5, 2009)
     
     Other - String Quintet (Thoughts Fly)
     composition for string quartet and cello, Chiara String Quartet and Norman Fischer, The Menil Collection, Houston Texas (April 7, 2009)
     
     Other - String Quintet (Thoughts Fly)
     composition for string quartet and cello, Chiara String Quartet and Norman Fischer, (September 2009 onward)
     
     Other - String Trio
     performance of original composition, SoJin Kim, violin, Roberto Papi, viola, Lachezar Kostov, cello, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (November 20, 2009)
     
     Other - Caliban's Closet
     performance of original composition, Sean Reed, trombone, Kae Reed, percussion, Frederick Lowe Theater, New York, New York (October 22, 2008)
     
     Other - Chiaroscuro
     performance of original composition, Hilary Abigana, flute, Benjamin Kamins, bassoon, Craig Hauptschildt, percussion, Shane Conley, doublebass, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (February 21, 2008)
     
     Other - Piano Trio
     performance of original composition, Kenneth Goldsmith, violin, Norman Fischer, cello, Jeanne Kierman, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (April 1, 2008)
     
     Other - Rhapsody (at the center, stillness)
     performance of original composition, James Dunham, viola, Charles Tauber, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (October 10, 2008)
     
     Other - Rhapsody (at the center, stillness)
     performance of original composition, Misha Galaganov, viola, John Owings, piano, Pepsico Theater, Fort Worth, Texas (February 17, 2008)
     
     Other - Rhapsody (at the center, stillness)
     performance of original composition, Misha Galaganov, viola, John Owings, piano, Pepsico Theater, Fort Worth, Texas (January 7, 2008)
     
     Other - Rhapsody (at the center, stillness)
     performance of original composition, Misha Galaganov, viola, John Owings, piano, Ralph Squires Recital Hall, Lake Charles, Louisiana (February 25, 2008)
     
     Other - String Trio
     performance of original composition, Concordia Trio, Whitmore Recital Hall, Columbia, Missouri (February 5, 2008)
     
     Other - String Trio
     performance of original composition, Concordia Trio, Dingeldine Music Center, Peoria, Illinois (February 10, 2008)
     
     Other - String Trio
     radio broadcast and webcast, Concordia Trio, WCBU, Peoria, Illinois (March 12, 2008)
     
     Other - String Trio
     radio broadcast and webcast, Concordia Trio, WCBU, Peoria, Illinois (March 16, 2008)
     
     Other - Chiaroscuro
     chamber ensemble, Shepherd School students, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (April 4, 2007)
     
     Other - Chiaroscuro
     chamber ensemble, Shepherd School students, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (April 12, 2007)
     
     Other - Fantasy:Mask-Echo
     music for solo piano, Alice Rybak, Packard Recital Hall, Colorado Springs, Colorado (July 13, 2007)
     
     Other - Kaleidoscope Dreams
     chamber ensemble, Packard Recital Hall, Colorado Springs, Colorado (July 13, 2007)
     
     Other - Memory's Motion
     composition for cello and piano, Jordan Kuspa, cello, Theodora Carson, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (April 11, 2007)
     
     Other - Memory's Motion
     composition for cello and piano, Jordan Kuspa, cello, Theodora Carson, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (March 14, 2007)
     
     Other - Muse of Fire
     chamber ensemble, faculty and student performers, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas (March 27, 2007)
     
     Commissioned Works - New work
     a string trio, Concordia Trio,
     
     Commissioned Works - Piano Trio
     violin, cello, and piano, Pacific Trio, (2006)
     
     Commissioned Works - Rhapsody
     viola and piano, Misha Galaganov and John Owings, (2006)
     
     Commissioned Works - Clarinet Concerto
     composition for clarinet and orchestra, David Peck, clarinet, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (premiere performance May 14, 2005)
     
     Other - Fantasy: Mask-Echo
     composition for solo piano, (2005)
     
     Commissioned Works - Trio
     composition for violin, cello, and piano, The Pacific Trio, (work in progress)
     
     Other - Chiaroscuro
     composition for alto flute, bassoon, vibraphone, doublebass, (2004)
     
     Other - Clarinet Concerto
     composition for clarinet and orchestra, (2004)
     
     Other - Heat of the Moment
     composition for clarinet, viola, and piano, (2004)
     
     Performances - Flight of Fancy
     music for horn and piano, William Ver Meulen, horn, Jon Kimura Parker, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas (October 25, 2003)
     
     Performances - Flight of Fancy
     music for horn and piano, William Ver Meulen, horn,, Jon Kimura Parker, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas (October 15, 2003)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     music for two alto flutes, Jill Felber and Claudia Anderson, Crystal Ballroom, Orlando Hilton, Orlando, Florida (January 31, 2003)
     
     Performances - MaskPlus
     music for piano, Hae-Young Yoo, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas (November 22, 2003)
     
     Performances - MaskPlus
     music for piano, Alice Rybak, Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado (July 17, 2003)
     
     Performances - The Language Between Us
     music for a capella choir, The Shepherd Singers, Thomas Jaber, conductor, Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas (October 22, 2003)
     
     Performances - "Braeswood Serenade"
     music for chamber orchestra, Musica Nova Ensemble, Leonti Wolf, conductor, Stude Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas (October 26, 2002)
     
     Performances - "Braeswood Serenade"
     music for chamber orchestra, Musica Nova Ensemble, Leonti Wolf, conductor, Barshop Jewish Community Center, San Antonio, Texas (October 20, 2002)
     
     Performances - "Braeswood Serenade"
     music for chamber orchestra, Musica Nova Ensemble, Leonti Wolf, conductor, Hillel House, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas (October 21, 2002)
     
     Performances - "Braeswood Serenade"
     music for chamber orchestra, Musica Nova Ensemble, Leonti Wolf, conductor, Emery/Weiner Academy, Houston, Texas (October 25, 2002)
     
     Performances - "Braeswood Serenade"
     music for chamber orchestra, Musica Nova Ensemble, Leonti Wolf, conductor, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (October 9, 2002)
     
     Performances - "Liquid Dialogues"
     music for 2 alto flutes, doubling C flutes, ZAWA! (Jill Felber and Claudia Anderson), Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (November 8, 2002)
     
     Performances - "Liquid Dialogues"
     music for 2 alto flutes, doubling C flutes, ZAWA! (Jill Felber and Claudia Anderson), Performing Arts Studio, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (October 5, 2002)
     
     Performances - "Liquid Dialogues"
     music for 2 alto flutes, doubling C flutes, ZAWA! (Jill Felber and Claudia Anderson), Kimbal Recital Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska (March 13, 2002)
     
     Performances - "Liquid Dialogues"
     music for 2 alto flutes, doubling C flutes, ZAWA! (Jill Felber and Claudia Anderson), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (October 13, 2002)
     
     Performances - "MaskPlus"
     composition for solo piano, Brian Connelly, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University (January 29, 2002)
     
     Performances - "Shadowplay"
     clarinet, cello and piano trio, David Peck, clarinent, Christopher French, cello, Edith Orloff, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University (April 2, 2002)
     
     Performances - "Three Songs"
     vocal chamber music, Victoria Hansen, soprano, Paul Nagem, flute, Margaret Miller, viola, Alice Rybak, piano, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, Colorado (July 19, 2002)
     
     Performances - Illuminations
     Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, (April 5, 2001)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     St. Louis Flute Association, St. Louis, Missouri, (April 21, 2001)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Sebring-Lewis Hall, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, (February 12, 2001)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Imig Music Building, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, (March 9, 2001)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Oregon Flute Fair 2001, Portland, Oregon, (April 7, 2001)
     
     Performances - Muse of Fire
     Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, (July 21, 2001)
     
     Performances - Muse of Fire
     Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas, (February 5, 2001)
     
     Performances - Shadowplay
     Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas, (November 14, 2001)
     
     Performances - Soliloquy
     Rathausfestsaal, Erfurt, Germany, (November 3, 2001)
     
     Performances - Soliloquy
     Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas, (October 23, 2001)
     
     Performances - Three Songs
     Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas, (February 5, 2001)
     
     Performances - Balancing Act
     Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, Colorado, (July 31, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Russell D. Cole Library and Lisbon Public Library, Heritage Hall, Lisbon, Iowa, (April 11, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Southern Illinois and Southern Illinois Flute Society, Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall, Carbondale, Illinois, (April 8, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     The University of Akron and the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association, Guzzetta Recital Hall, Akron, Ohio, (February 1, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, (January 27, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York, (February 5, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas, (January 28, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Augustana College and Quad Cities Flutes Unlimited, Wallenberg Hall, Rock Island, Illinois, (April 13, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Ohio State University and the Central Ohio Flute Association, Weigel Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, (April 15, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     University of Cincinatti College/Conservatory of Music Summer Flute Symposium, (June 27, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     West Valley College, San Jose, California, (September 18, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Ithaca College Department of Music, Ithaca, New York, (November 16, 2000)
     
     Performances - Liquid Dialogues
     Arizona State University and the Arizona Flute Society, Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe, Arizona, (March 11, 2000)
     
     Performances - Muse of Fire
     Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas, (March 1, 2000)
     
     Performances - Portable Music
     Duncan Hall, Houston, Texas, (September 15, 2000)
     
     Performances - Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet
     Duncan Hall, Houston, Texas, (December 6, 2000)
     
     Performances - String Quartet
     Sterling Hotel Ballroom, Sacramento, California, (November 1, 2000)
     
     Performances - Conversation Pieces
     Packard Hall, Colorado College, (August 1, 1999)
     
     Performances - Memory's Motion
     Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (February 22, 1999)
     
     Performances - Octet
     Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (November 30, 1999)
     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    lecturer.  "Creating a Piece Together." Rice Alumni College, RIce University.

     
     

    lecturer.  "Some Thoughts on How to Be a Composer." Rice Homecoming Weekend, RIce University. (November 13, 2015)

     
     

    speaker.  "Composing "Chiaroscuro"." Music Academy of the West, Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara, California. (July 4, 2006)

     
     

    speaker.  "Composing "Chiaroscuro"." Music at the Mission, Mission San Jose, Fremont, California. (November 10, 2006)

     
     

    speaker.  "Composing "Chiaroscuro"." 3rd Annual Alfred Loeffler New Music Symposium, Halen Adams Hall, Chico, California. (November 7, 2006)

     
     

    lecturer.  "Composing my "Clarinet Concerto"." Department of Music, California State University - Chico, Chico, California. (February 9, 2006)

     
     

    lecturer.  "My Compositional Style." Festival of New American Music, California State University - Sacramento, Sacramento, California. (November 8, 2006)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    speaker.  "On Time: A Composer's Ear View of Structure, Organization, and Maybe Even Meaning." Mellon Seminar, RIce University. (April 23, 2015)

     
     Lectures
     

    Influence and Identity: Three Ways of Being a Jewish Composer, "Between Two Worlds: Jewish Music in Contemporary, Secular America," Houston Jewish Community Center, January 24, 2010.

     
     

    Influence and Identity: Three Ways of Being A Jewish Composer, "Salomone Rossi, A Jewish Composer in the Italian Court," Houston Jewish Community Center, January 10, 2010.

     
     

    Influence and Identity: Three Ways of Being a Jewish Composer, "Max Bruch's Kol Nidre: A Protestant Composer Writes Sacred Jewish Music," Houston Jewish Community Center, January 17, 2010.

     
     Other
     

    performance by Emma Resmini, alto flute, Pearson Altizer, bassoon, Lena Goodson, double bass, Neil Rao, percussion, Field Concert Hall, Curtis School of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

     
     

    performance by Trio Con Brio, Pepsico Theater, Fort Worth, Texas

     
     

    performance by the Oasis Saxophone Quartet, Ingrid Seddon Reictal Hall, Incarnate Word University, San Antonio, Texas

     
     

    performance by the Oasis Saxophone Quartet, Cole Concert Hall, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacadoches, Texas

     
     

    performance by the Oasis Saxophone Quartet, Plano East Hight School, Plano, Texas

     
     

    perfomance by the Oasis Saxophone Quartet, Dudley Recital Hall, Houston, Texas

     
     

    performance by the Oasis Saxophone Quartet, James and Nancy Gaetner Performing Arts Center, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

     
     

    performance by Marc Garvin and Marc Rosenberg, guitars, Fort Bend Music Center, Houston, Texas, presented by the Texas New Music Ensemble

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." 2nd Annual Alfred Loeffler New Music Symposium, Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Chico, California. (February 10, 2006)

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." Music at the Mission, Mission San Jose, Fremont, California. (November 10, 2006)

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." "Notes from the Underground" New Music Series, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, California. (November 9, 2006)

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." Festival of New American Music, Recital Hall, California State University - Sacramento. (November 8, 2006)

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." Music Academy of the West, Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara, California. (July 4, 2006)

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." 3rd Annual Alfred Loeffler New Music Symposium, Halen Adams Hall, Chico, California. (November 7, 2006)

     
     

    composer.  "Heat of the Moment." SCI - VI Conference, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas. (February 10, 2006)

     
     

    composer.  "Heat of the Moment." Festival Internacional de las Humanidades, Auditorio de las escuela Arquitectura, Universidad de Puerto Rico. (March 28, 2006)

     
     

    composer.  "Shadowplay." Santa Barbara Chamber Music Festival, First Congregational Church, Santa Barbara, California. (June 17, 2006)

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (April 14, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." Collaborative Concert, Stude Concert Hall. (April 5, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." Rice Dance Alliance, Hamman Hall, Rice University. (April 22, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." Rice Dance Alliance, Hamman Hall, Rice University. (April 23, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Clarinet Concerto." Houston Symphony Orchestra, Jones Hall, Houston. (May 15, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Clarinet Concerto." Houston Symphony Orchestra, Jones Hall, Houston. (May 16, 2005)

     
     

    composer member of a panel.  "Creating a Concerto broadcast." The Front Row, KUHF Houston. (May 14, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Heat of the Moment." Texas Christian University Chamber Music Series, Modern Art Museum, Fort Woth, Texas. (November 5, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Heat of the Moment." Foundation for Modern Music, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Houston. (November 20, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Heat of the Moment." Recital Hall, Sam Houston State University. (Spetember 20, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Heat of the Moment." High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston. (Spetember 21, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Heat of the Moment." New Century Ensemble, Morris R. Pittman Recital Hall, Oklahoma University School of Music. (October 14, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Liquid Dialogues." Duncan Hall, Rice University. (November 2, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Radio interview." The Front Row, KUHF Houston. (April 14, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Shadowplay." Idyllwild Summer Music Festival, Idylwild, California. (July 27, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "String Quartet." Enso Quartet recital, Duncan Hall, Rice University. (May 12, 2005)

     
     

    composer.  "Blast!." Stude Concert Hall, Rice University. (April 1, 2004)

     
     

    composer.  "Chiaroscuro." Syzygy, New Music at Rice, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, Texas. (December 2, 2004)

     
     

    composer.  "Flight of Fancy." Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University. (March 21, 2004)

     
     

    composer.  "Flight of Fancy." Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, Washington, D.C.. (May 29, 2004)

     
     

    composer.  "Heat of the Moment." Texas Christian University, Pepsico Theater, Fort Worth, Texas. (November 8, 2004)

     
     

    ""Composers and Audiences"." 3rd Annual New Music Symposium, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado. (August 1, 1999)

     
     

    ""On Time: A Composer's-Ear View"." Alumni College 1999, Rice University. (April 18, 1999)

     
     

    ""Talking about 'Octet'"." The Morning Show with Dean Dalton, KUHF radio, Houston, Texas. (November 29, 1999)

     
     Panelist
     

    panel member.  "Composing for a new kind of ensemble." Festival of New American Music, California State University - Sacramento, Sacramento, California. (November 8, 2006)

     
     

    composer member of a panel.  "Composer's Round Table." Houston Symphony Orchestra, Jones Hall, Houston. (May 12, 2005)

     
     

    composer member of a panel.  "Creating a Concerto." Syzygy, New Music at Rice, Duncan Hall, Rice University. (May 10, 2005)

     
    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Nicholas Ross, DMA "Not just jigs and reels: the piano music of Philip Martin". (2002) (Thesis Director)

     Michael Zuraw, DMA "From Ideology into Sound: Fredric Rzewski's North American Ballads and Other Piano Music from the 1970's". (2002) (Thesis Director)

     Rochelle Oddo, DMA An Examination of Joan Tower's Coompositional Profile, Use of the clarinet, and Collaboration in "Turning Points" for clarinet and string quartet. (2003) (Thesis Committee Member)

     James Bishop, DMA The Phoenix. (2003) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Julia Grenfell, DMA The Influence of Traditional Asian Music on an Australian Composer: A Study of Three Works for Flute and Piano by Anne Boyd. (2003) (Thesis Director)

     Michael Galaganov, DMA The Viola Class of Yuri Kramarov: Students, Pedagogy, and Influence. (2003) (Thesis Director)

     Joseph Patrick, M.M. Sarshaothar. (2003) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Armando Lasa, DMA Fanfare for a Loud City. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     David Wightman, MM Oh No You Didn't. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Erin Watson, MM A Kind of Stillness Glows (a Paul Klee). (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Philip Miller, DMA Invocatio. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     Matthew McClung, DMA Five Percussion Pieces of the Ewe Tribe: Analysis and Performance Guidelines. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Hae-Young Yoo, DMA Western Music in Modern Korea: A Study of Two Women Composers. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Levi Hammer, Master of Music Beethoven's Triple Concerto: A New Perspective on a Neglected Work. (2006) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Master of Music ...and Silver Lining. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     JT Posadas, MM The Mesto Markings In Bartok's Sixth String Quartet: Reflections on the Composer's Personal Life. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Daphne Gerling, DMA Connecting Histories: Identity and Exoticism in Ernest Bloch, Bebecca Clark and Paul Hindemith's Viola Works of 1919. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Christopher Lee, DMA Interiors. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ornan Seth Ward, DMA New York Morning. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Jitka Frankova, DMA Music in the Czech Republic Before and After 1989: Jiri Gemrot's Piano Music. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Asaf Peres, MM Basically, this is not what were looking for..... (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jitka Frankova, DMA Music in the Czech Republic Before and After 1989: Jiri Gemrot's Piano Music. (2008) (Thesis Director)

     Ornan Seth Ward, DMA New York Morning. (2009) (Thesis Director)

     Christine Kim, DMA The Cello Music of Vivian Fine. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Christopher Goddard, MMus Songs of Arion. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Sarah Spencer Rawley, DMA He Luting: Musical Defiance in Maoist China. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Catherine Ramirez, Doctor of Musical Arts The Soloist's Path to Optimal Musical Communication . (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Anthony George Potoczniak, PhD Cultural Heritage in States of Transition: Authorities, Entrepreneurs, and Sound Archives in Ukraine. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Stephen Bachicha, Doctor of Musical Arts Allusions, Illusions, & Delusions. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Stephen Buckley, Doctor of Musical Arts Beethoven's Double Bass Parts: The Viennese Violone and the Problem of Lower Compass. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Molly Gebrian, Doctor of Musical Arts Rethinking Viola Pedagogy: Preparing Violists for the Challenges of 20th-Century Music. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Derek Jenkins, MMus. Of Smokestacks and Silos. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Robert McClure, Doctor of Musical Arts Warning Colors . (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Clara Yang, Doctor of Musical Arts A Practical Guide to Gugliemo Quarenghi's Six Caprices. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Craig Hauschildt, Doctor of Musical Arts Deep Song: The Historical and Muscial Contexts of Osvaldo Golijov's Ayre . (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Kimi Kawashima, Doctor of Musical Arts The Jesuits and the Japanese: A Musical Journey to Renaissance Europe. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Andrew Staupe, Doctor of Musical Arts Rudepoema: Masterpiece of Modernism, or Latent Sonata Form? An Analytical Study of Heitor Villa-Lobo's Greatest Piano Work. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Sonja Worth Harasim, Doctor of Musical Arts An Internationalist Composer in a Nationalist Society: The Violin Sonata (1932) of Frank Bridge. (2016) (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Commission, Evelyn Rubinstein Jewish Community Center (2015)

     Individual Artist Grant, Houston Arts Alliance (2014)

     Commission, Friends of HSPVA (2015)

     Individual Artist Award, Houston Arts Alliance (March 19, 2010)

     Member, Board of Directors, Houston Composer's Alliance (2000)

     Secretary and member of Board of Directors, Houston Composer's Alliance (1999)

    Residencies & Summer Festivals
     Residency
     Guest Composer. gave composition lessons and a pre-concert lecture/discussion as part of the premiere of "Heat of the Moment," a piece commissioned by Texas Christian University., Texas Christian University. (November 7 - 9, 2004)
     Summer Festival
     Guest composer. one of the invited composers at the Seventh Annual Colorado College New Music Symposium., Colorado Springs, Colorado. (July 16-19, 2003)
     visiting composer. Colorado College Summer New Music Festival, Colorado Springs, Colorado. (July 17 - 21, 2002)
    Juries
     Jury
     Judge. Preliminary round judging of the Houston Young Artist Concert competition - chamber music division., Houston Baptist University. (December 9, 2006)
     Master Class
     Master Class. I taught six students enrolled in the composition program at the American Festival of the Arts, focusing on how they should prepare themselves to apply to college music departments, American Festival of the Arts. (July 11, 2008)
     Master Class. I gave a master class to composition students enrolled at the American Festival of the Arts. I worked with six students on music they had written for a dance collaboration., American Festival of the Arts. (July 2, 2008)
     Some Thoughts on My Music. I gave a class for music majors at Colorado College., Colorado Springs, Colorado. (October 12, 2011)
     Student Composer Concert. taught a master class at California State University - Chico where six students had performances by a visiting ensemble of recent pieces., Chico, California. (February 10, 2006)