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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Karim Adam Al-Zand
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Composition and Theory
 
e-mail:alzand@rice.edu
 
  • B.Mus Music Composition and Theory (1993) McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Ph.D. Music (2000) Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
 
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Websites
 Karim Al-Zand, composer
 alzand.com
 Musiqa
 www.alzand.com
 www.alzand.com
 aural skills website
 musiqa website
 Karim Al-Zand Home Page
 Karim Al-Zand Home Page
 Karim Al-Zand Home Page
 
Research Areas
 composition, theory, jazz
 
research statement
 Al-Zand's primary research is in the area of music composition. Receent works have included solo, chamber and orchestral works as well as pieces for voice, both in solo and choral settings. Piece include both traditional ensembles and unusual instrumental combinations. Compositions have primarily explored four creative interests: inter-disciplinary collaboration, folk material, pre-Islamic poetry, and music for children.
Other areas of music research include topics in music theory, jazz and improvisation. His dissertation was entitled "Theoretical Observations on Jazz Improvisation: The Solos of Julian Cannonball Adderley."
 
research statement
 Al-Zand's primary research is in the area of music composition. Receent works have included solo, chamber and orchestral works as well as pieces for voice, both in solo and choral settings. Piece include both traditional ensembles and unusual instrumental combinations. Compositions have primarily explored four creative interests: inter-disciplinary collaboration, folk material, pre-Islamic poetry, and music for children.
Other areas of music research include topics in music theory, jazz and improvisation. His dissertation was entitled "Theoretical Observations on Jazz Improvisation: The Solos of Julian Cannonball Adderley." He is currently working in areas of 18th century performance practice, particularly as they relate to ornamentation, improvisation and the cadenza. Another area of interest is American popular song. Al-Zand also works in music pedagogy, developing both classroom materials and online software. His online ear-training tutor can be found at: hearingaid.rice.edu
 
research statement
 Al-Zand's primary research is in the area of music composition. Receent works have included solo, chamber and orchestral works as well as pieces for voice, both in solo and choral settings. Piece include both traditional ensembles and unusual instrumental combinations. Compositions have primarily explored four creative interests: inter-disciplinary collaboration, folk material, pre-Islamic poetry, and music for children.
Other areas of music research include topics in music theory, jazz and improvisation. His dissertation was entitled "Theoretical Observations on Jazz Improvisation: The Solos of Julian Cannonball Adderley." He is currently working in areas of 18th century performance practice, particularly as they relate to ornamentation, improvisation and the cadenza. Another area of interest is American popular song. Al-Zand also works in music pedagogy, developing both classroom materials and online software. His online ear-training tutor can be found at: hearingaid.rice.edu
 
Composition
 My research accomplishments and objectives lie primarily in the field of musical composition, though I have interests in the areas of music theory, jazz (performance and scholarship) and pedagogy as well. My compositional interests have focused on cross-disciplinary work, which has always been an important facet of my creative process and outlook. In particular, works which combine art forms have been an integral part of my compositional output. My recent work has ranged from settings of classical Arabic poetry to scores for dance and pieces for young audiences. Many works explore connections between music and other arts, and draw inspiration from diverse sources such as 19th century graphic art, fables of the world, folksong and jazz.
 
research statement
 Al-Zand's primary research is in the area of music composition. Receent works have included solo, chamber and orchestral works as well as pieces for voice, both in solo and choral settings. Piece include both traditional ensembles and unusual instrumental combinations. Compositions have primarily explored four creative interests: inter-disciplinary collaboration, folk material, pre-Islamic poetry, and music for children.
Other areas of music research include topics in music theory, jazz and improvisation. His dissertation was entitled "Theoretical Observations on Jazz Improvisation: The Solos of Julian Cannonball Adderley." He is currently working in areas of 18th century performance practice, particularly as they relate to ornamentation, improvisation and the cadenza. Another area of interest is American popular song. Al-Zand also works in music pedagogy, developing both classroom materials and online software. His online ear-training tutor can be found at: hearingaid.rice.edu
 
research statement
 Al-Zand's primary research is in the area of music composition. Receent works have included solo, chamber and orchestral works as well as pieces for voice, both in solo and choral settings. Piece include both traditional ensembles and unusual instrumental combinations. Compositions have primarily explored four creative interests: inter-disciplinary collaboration, folk material, pre-Islamic poetry, and music for children.
Other areas of music research include topics in music theory, jazz and improvisation. His dissertation was entitled "Theoretical Observations on Jazz Improvisation: The Solos of Julian Cannonball Adderley." He is currently working in areas of 18th century performance practice, particularly as they relate to ornamentation, improvisation and the cadenza. Another area of interest is American popular song. Al-Zand also works in music pedagogy, developing both classroom materials and online software. His online ear-training tutor can be found at: hearingaid.rice.edu
 
Composition
 My research accomplishments and objectives lie primarily in the field of musical composition, though I have interests in the areas of music theory, jazz (performance and scholarship) and pedagogy as well. My compositional interests have focused on cross-disciplinary work, which has always been an important facet of my creative process and outlook. In particular, works which combine art forms have been an integral part of my compositional output. My recent work has ranged from settings of classical Arabic poetry to scores for dance and pieces for young audiences. Many works explore connections between music and other arts, and draw inspiration from diverse sources such as 19th century graphic art, fables of the world, folksong and jazz.
 
Music Composition
 My research accomplishments and objectives lie primarily in the field of musical composition, though I have interests in the areas of music theory, jazz (performance and scholarship) and pedagogy as well. My compositional interests have focused on cross-disciplinary work, which has always been an important facet of my creative process and outlook. In particular, works which combine art forms have been an integral part of my compositional output. My recent work has ranged from settings of classical Arabic poetry to scores for dance and pieces for young audiences. Many works explore connections between music and other arts, and draw inspiration from diverse sources such as 19th century graphic art, fables of the world, folksong and jazz.
 
Teaching Areas
 composition, theory, aural skills, jazz
 
Selected Publications
 Articles
 

Karim Al-Zand "Improvisation as Continually Juggled Priorities: Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley's Straight No Chaser ." Journal of Music Theory, Volume 49/2 (2005) In Press

 
 

Anthony Brandt, Karim Al-Zand "Around the World with Musiqa."  (2005)

 
 

Al-Zand, K. "Improvisation as Continually-Juggled Priorities: Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley's _Straight No Chaser_." Journal of Music Theory, 46 (2002) In Press

 
 Compositions
 

Karim Al-Zand "Four Fables for flute, clarinet, and piano." Society of Composers, Journal of Music Scores, 38 (2007)

 
 Other
 

Program notes for DaCamera of Houston series: After Debussy: Part 2 of a 2-concert celebration of the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy's birth

 
 Damaged Romanticism
 
 

Karim Al-Zand "Intimate Voices."  (2005)

 
 Recordings
 

Christopher Janwong McKiggan, piano "Paganimania." Albany Records TROY 1543

 
 

Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola; Simon Marlow, piano "Connections." Guild Records

 
 

The Museaux Trio: Sydney Carlson (flute) | Denise Fujikawa (harp) | Brian Quincey (viola) "Museaux Trio: And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind." Albany Records TROY 1581

 
 

NOVANA Records NV5941 (includes composition Fantasy on Bulgarian Rhythms); Apollo Chamber Players: Matthew Detrick, Anabel Ramirez, violins; Whitney Bullock, viola; Matthew Dudzik, cello

 
 

Albany Records, TROY 1406 (includes compositions Imaginary Scenes, Capriccios, Art of Conversation, Variations); Yung-Hsiang Wang, violin; Tali Morgulis, piano; Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola; Brian Connelly, piano; Eric Siu, violin; Enso̅ String Quartet; Michelle Cheramy, flute; Maiko Sasaki, clarinet; Kana Mimaki, piano

 
 

CD compilation of International Society of Contemporary Music "World Music Days" selections for 2012. Performance by River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta condcutor

 
 

The Fogg Project; Albany Records TROY1288; Patterns Preludes books 2 & 3; Ryan Fogg, piano

 
 CD recording of works for baritone, soprano and piano
 
 Fanfare (for trumpet ensemble) by Karim Al-Zand, on “Tromba Mundi” MSR Classics, MS 1320
 
 Musings, Society of Composers, Inc.
 
Creative Works
 Performances - Capriccio
 Sonja Harasim, Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center, Las Vegas, NV (September 26, 2016)
 
 Performances - City Scenes
 for orchestra, Bucharest Radio Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru cond., Salii Radio, Bucharest, Romania (February 12 2016)
 
 Performances - Duo for Flute and Cello
 Ensemble 365: Marta Bedkowska Reilly, cello; Alice Jones, flute, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY (February 13, 2016)
 
 Performances - Duo for Flute and Cello
 Michelle Cheramy, flute; Nathan Cook, cello, West End Baptist Church, St. John's NL, Canada (April 26, 2016)
 
 Performances - Four Fables
 Nicholas Davies, cl, Nantucket Community Center, Nantucket, MA (August 17, 2016)
 
 Performances - Imaginary Scenes
 Natalie Lin, violin; David Mamedov, piano, Terrace Theater at Kennedy Center, Washington DC (February 20, 2016)
 
 Performances - Imaginary Scenes
 Natalie Lin, violin; Wesley Ducote, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (March 18, 2016)
 
 Performances - Luctus Profugis
 Kinetic Ensemble, MATCH, Houston, TX (October 16, 2016)
 
 Performances - Paganini Reverie
 River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; Chris McKiggan piano, MATCH, Houston, TX (February 28, 2016)
 
 Commissioned Works - Pattern Preludes, book 4
 book of six piano studies, (2016)
 
 Performances - Red Pajamas
 four performances for childrens' program, Musiqa, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Cnter, Houston, TX (October 25, 2016)
 
 Commissioned Works - Ring the Bells at Break of Day
 commissioned work for orchestra on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Shepherd School of Music, Shepherd School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Larry Rachleff, cond., Stude Concert Hall, Houston, TX (December 2, 2016)
 
 Performances - Swimmy
 Zoe Miller, Houston Children's Museum, Houston, TX (April 17, 2016)
 
 Performances - Tanka
 River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston TX (November 1, 2016)
 
 Performances - Tarantella
 Calogero Di Liberto, piano, Danish Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy (June 9, 2016)
 
 Performances - Tarantella
 Calogero Di Liberto, piano, Instituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Pietro Mascagni, Livorno, Italy (Jun 22, 2016)
 
 Performances - Visions from Another World
 San Diego Symphony, Cristian Macelaru, cond., Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego CA (November 20, 2016)
 
 Performances - Visions from Another World
 Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru, cond., Winspear Center, Edmonton , Alberta, Canada (April 30, 2016)
 
 Commissioned Works - Cinderella
 score for a silent film by Lotte Reiniger for large chamber ensemble, Musiqa, Zilkha Hall, Houston, TX (2015)
 
 Commissioned Works - Stomping Grounds
 Trio for clarinet, violin and piano, CONTEXT: Brian Connelly, piano; Richie Hawley, clarinet; Eric Halen, violin, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2015)
 
 Commissioned Works - Tarentella
 work for solo piano, Calogero Di Liberto, Galván Piano, Borgo Valsugana, Italy (2015)
 
 Performances - Fantasy on Bulgarian Rhythms
 Apollo Chamber Players, Weill Recital Hall Carnegie Hall, New York NY (October 10, 2013)
 
 Performances - Al-Zand Chamber Music Recital
 All Al-Zand recital, featuring Quelques Fleurs, Duo for Flute and Cello; Three Character Pieces; Orange Torches in the Rain (première), Ten Tanka (première), faculty, student and guest performers including Leone Buyse, Michael Webster, Norman Fischer, James Dunham, Ben Kamins, Ivo van der Werff, Grant Loehnig, Aidan Soder and Marcus DeLoach, Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, TX (February 6, 2013)
 
 Performances - Beat Box
 Musiqa children's concerts: Musiqa Remix, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX (December 4, 2013)
 
 Performances - Capriccio
 Sonja Harasim, Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, TX (March 3, 2013)
 
 Commissioned Works - El Martillo
 for three percussionists on six bongos, Andrew Keller; Brandon Bell; Torell Moss, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2013)
 
 Performances - Fantasy on Bulgarian Rhythms
 Apollo Chamber Players, Starlight Concert Series at Lancaster Church of the Brethren, Lancaster, PA (October 12, 2013)
 
 Performances - Fantasy on Bulgarian Rhythms
 Apollo Chamber Players, Abendmusik Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church, York, PA (October 13, 2013)
 
 Commissioned Works - Fantasy on Bulgarian Rhythms
 work for string quartet, Apollo Chamber Players, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2013)
 
 Performances - Fantasy on Bulgarian Rhythms
 Apollo Chamber Players, St. James Episcopal Evening Concerts, Conroe, TX (September 29, 2013)
 
 Performances - Fantasy on Bulgarian Rhythms
 Apollo Chamber Players, Lake Charles United Methodist Church, Lake Charles LA (November 12, 2013)
 
 Performances - Fantasy on Bulgarian Rhythms
 Apollo Chamber Players, Educational Program, Dallastown Area High School, Dallastown, PA (October 14, 2013)
 
 Performances - Four Fables
 Webster Trio, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (September 6, 2013)
 
 Commissioned Works - Hollows and Dells
 three movement work for viola and piano, Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola; Simon Marlow, piano , Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2013)
 
 Performances - Lamentation on The Disasters of War
 Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru, conductor, Brock Recital Hall, Samford University, Birmingham, AL (April 12, 2013)
 
 Commissioned Works - Paganini Reverie
 for piano solo, Christopher Janwong McKiggan, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2013)
 
 Performances - Parizade and the Singing Tree
 Da Camera Young Artists, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX (February 16, 2013)
 
 Performances - Quelques Fleurs
 Lunatics at Large, New York Public Library, New York, NY (January 12, 2013)
 
 Performances - Quelques Fleurs
 Michael Webster, clarinet; Barrett Sills, cello; Tali Morgulis, piano, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston TX (April 6, 2013)
 
 Performances - Red Pajamas
 Musiqa children's concerts: Around the World with Musiqa, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX (October 22-25, 2013)
 
 Commissioned Works - That Cuckoo Who Sang
 for baritone, oboe, viola, cello, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX (2013)
 
 Performances - Variations
 Adam Matthes, viola; Ada Jeon, piano, Spectrum, New York, NY (August 23, 2013)
 
 Commissioned Works - Duo for flute and cello
 multi-movement work for flute and cello, Michelle Cheramy, flute; Nathan Cook, cello, D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada (2012)
 
 Commissioned Works - Orange Torches Against the Rain
 song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano on poetry of Amy Lowell, Aidan Soder; Grant Loehnig, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston TX (2012)
 
 Commissioned Works - Ronde Fantastique
 transcription for 10 instruments, various, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston TX (2012)
 
 Commissioned Works - Ten Tanka
 work for baritone, oboe, viola, cello, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Lawndal Arts Center, Houston TX (2012)
 
 Commissioned Works - These Days of Springtime
 work for baritone, oboe, viola, cello, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston TX (2012)
 
 Performances - Beat Box
 Tim Pitts, double bass; Alex Pride, Trumpet; Michael Webster, clarinet, Melissa Marse, piano, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston TX (Dec. 4-5)
 
 Commissioned Works - Cadenza for Dittersdorf Sinfonie Concertante
 Cadenza for Dittersdorf Sinfonie Concertante for viola and contrabass, Timothy Pitts, Ivo-Jan van der Werff, Stude Concert Hall, Houston TX (2012)
 
 Commissioned Works - Capriccio
 solo violin work, Sonja Harasim, Fondren Library, Houston TX (2011)
 
 Performances - City Scenes
 Chicago Civic Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru, cond., South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago IL (April 15, 2012)
 
 Performances - City Scenes
 Philadelphia Orchestra; Cristian Macelaru, conductor, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia PA (October 11, 2012)
 
 Performances - Duo for flute and cello
 Michelle Cheramy, flute; Nathan Cook, cello, Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, Cedar Falls IA (July, 2012)
 
 Performances - Four Fables
 Avian Ensemble: Doug Miller, flute; Zoltan Kalman, clarinet; Erika Reiman, piano, Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Brock University, St. Catherine's Ontario, Canada (January 20, 2012)
 
 Performances - Four Fables, Pattern Preludes, The Secret of Your Heart, Tableau and Details
 Michelle Cheramy, Nathan Cook, Caroline Schiller, Kristina Szutor, Paul Bendzsa, Haeyoung Yoon, Philip Roberts and Michael Lee, DF Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (January 26–28, 2012)
 
 Performances - Lamentation on The Disasters of War
 Eric Siu, Kirsten Yon, Dawson White, Drew Griffin, Matthew Dudzik, Evan Leslie, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston TX (December 2, 2012)
 
 Performances - Pattern Preludes, book 2
 Tali Margulis, piano, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston TX (March 31, 2012)
 
 Performances - Quelques Fleurs
 Lunatics at Large, Tufts University, Boston, MA (February 11, 2012)
 
 Performances - Quelques Fleurs
  James Waldo, cello; Manon Hutton-DeWys, piano; Benjamin Ringer, clarinet, Mannes College, The New School for Music, NY NY (February 24, 2012)
 
 Performances - Red Pajamas
 Leone Buyse, flute; Michael Webster, clarinet; CeCe Weinkauff, violin, Barrett Sills, cello; Janice Fehlauer, piano; Blake Wilkins, percussion; Eva Laporte, narrator, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston TX (Oct. 23-26, 2012)
 
 Performances - Tableau and Details
 Fischer Duo, Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston TX (September 21, 2012)
 
 Performances - Tagore Love Songs
 Aidan Soder, Paul Busselberg, Calogero DiLiberto, Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston TX (January 10, 2012)
 
 Performances - Tagore Love Songs
 Aidan Soder, mezzo-soprano; Paul Busselberg, baritone; Calogero DiLiberto, piano, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston TX (January 7, 2012)
 
 Performances - Three Character Pieces
 Ellen Connors, bassoon; Hillary Herndon, viola, UT School of Music, Guest Artist Recital, Knoxville, TN (March 7, 2012)
 
 Performances - Variations
 Karen Ritscher, viola; James Howsmon, piano, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY, NY (April 27, 2012)
 
 Performances - Variations
 Ilana Mercer, viola; Neal Kurz, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston TX (October 20, 2012)
 
 Performances - Visions from Another World
 Brussles Philharmonic, Bespreekbureau De Bijloke, Ghent, Belgium (October 31, 2012)
 
 Commissioned Works - G. F. Handel's Messiah: the pre-game show
 A work for actor, orchestra, chorus and soloists introducing young audiences to Handel's Messiah. Commissioned by River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Houston Chamber Choir, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Houston Chamber Choir, The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston TX (December 7 2011)
 
 Performances - The Seventh Voyage of Sindbad
 Performances and DVD recording by Orchestre National des les Pays de la Loire, John Axelrod, cond., in Nantes and Angers, France, Orchestre National des les Pays de la Loire, John Axelrod, cond.,, Angers Amphitéa & Nantes Cité des Congrès, Nantes & Angers, France (2003)
 
 Commissioned Works - The Art of Conversation
 composition for string quartet, Enso Strign Quartet, Laguna Beach Music Festival, Laguna Beach, CA (January 20, 2008)
 
 Commissioned Works - Two Pattern Preludes
 foir solo piano, participants in the Renee Fisher Young Pianbists Competition, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven CT (2008)
 
 Commissioned Works - Visions from Another World
 composition for orchestra, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Evans Art Series at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, Houston, TX (October 12, 2008)
 
 Commissioned Works - Visions from Another World
 composition for orchestra, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Houston TX (October 11, 2008)
 
 Commissioned Works - City Scenes
 three urban dances for orchestra, Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, Stude Hall, Houston TX (2006)
 
 Other - Lingering
 ringtone, Musiqa, Zilkha Hall, Houton TX (2007)
 
 Other - Pattern Prelude
 short work for piano, Brian Connelly, Houston TX (2007)
 
 Commissioned Works - The Art of Conversation
 seven dialogues for string quartet, Enso String Quartet, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston TX (2007)
 
 Commissioned Works - The Art of Conversation
 seven dialogues for string quartet, Enso String Quartet, Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre, Laguna Beach CA (2007)
 
 Commissioned Works - The Art of Conversation
 seven dialogues for string quartet, Enso String Quartet, Grounds for Thought, Bowling Green OH (2007)
 
 Commissioned Works - The Art of Conversation
 seven dialogues for string quartet, Enso String Quartet, Bowling Green New Music and Art Festival, Bowling Green OH (2007)
 
 Commissioned Works - Capriccio
 for solo violin, Stephanie Nussbaum, Duncan Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, TX (November 14, 2006)
 
 Commissioned Works - Lamentation on the Disasters of War
 for string sextet after etchings of Goya, Enso String Quartet, Valdine Ritchie, Katherine Lewis, Zilkha Hall, Houston (2006)
 
 Commissioned Works - Tableau and Details
 for cello and piano, Jeanne Kierman-Fischer, Norman Fischer, Duncan Hall, Houston TX (November 3 2006)
 
 Commissioned Works - Tableau and Details
 for cello and piano, Jeanne Kierman-Fischer, Norman Fischer, Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory, Boston. MA (October 24 2006)
 
 Commissioned Works - Tableau and Details
 for cello and piano, Jeanne Kierman-Fischer, Norman Fischer, Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall, Jackson MS (November 2 2006)
 
 Commissioned Works - Three Character Pieces
 for viola and bassoon, Rachel Young, Zachary Dellinger, Music Academy of the West; Singher Studio, Santa Barbara CA (July 24 2006)
 
 Commissioned Works - Three Character Pieces
 for viola and bassoon, Rachel Young, Zachary Dellinger, Music Academy of the West; Abravanel Hall, Santa Barbara CA (July 29, 2006)
 
 Commissioned Works - Three Character Pieces
 for viola and bassoon, Ben Kamins, James Dunham, Duncan Hall, Rice University, Houston TX (March 6 2006)
 
 Other - Fanfare
 6 trumpets, Shepherd School Trumpet Choir, Marie Speziale, director, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2005)
 
 Performances - Fanfare
 6 trumpets, Shepherd School Trumpet Choir, Marie Speziale, director, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2005)
 
 Performances - Pattern Preludes
 piano, Calogero DiLiberto, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2005)
 
 Commissioned Works - Red Pajamas
 flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, narrator, Leone Buyse, Michael Webster, Maureen Nelson, Richard Belcher, Andrea Moore, Rob Smith, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX (2005)
 
 Performances - Tagore Love Songs
 mezzo soprano, baritone, piano, Aidan Soder, Paul Busselberg, Calogero DiLiberto, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (April 4, 2005)
 
 Performances - The Waiting Game
 flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp, percussion, Clint Foreman, Maiko Sasaki, Maureen Nelson, Richard Belcher, Bryan Parkhurst, Craig Hauschildt, Cristian Macelaru, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (October 5, 2005)
 
 Commissioned Works - The Waiting Game
 flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp, percussion, Leone Buyse, Michael Webster, Maureen Nelson, Norman Fischer, Andrea Moore, Paula Page, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX (2005)
 
 Commissioned Works - Violin Sonata 'Imaginary Scenes'
 violin, piano, Sergiu Luca, Brian Connelly, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2005)
 
 Other - Music Box Prelude
 Musiqa, Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX (2004)
 
 Other - My Heart, The Bird Of The Wilderness
 song for soprano, piano, Karol Bennett,
 
 Other - Prelude
 for piano, Karim Al-Zand, Ashbury College (2004)
 
 Other - Tagore Love Songs
 song cycle for mezzo-soprano, baritone, piano, (2004)
 
 Other - The Secret Of Your Heart
 song cycle for mezzo-soprano, piano,
 
 Other - The Sky And All Its Stars
 song cycle for baritone, piano, (2004)
 
 Performances - A Measure in Trance
 choir work, Otterbein College Vocal Ensemble, Riley Auditorium, Otterbein, OH (1998)
 
 Performances - Duet for viola and harp
 chamber work, Karen Ritscher, Nuiko Waddden, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (1998)
 
 Commissioned Works - Four Fables
 chamber composition, Wreckhouse Winds, Atlantic Tour, (2003)
 
 Performances - Four Fables for flute, clarinet and piano
 chamber work, Wreckhouse Winds, Atlantic Canada Tour, St John's Newfoundland, Canada (and other cities) (2003)
 
 Performances - Parizade and the Singing Tree
 large chamber work, Bakerfield Symphony, New Directions Ensemble, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Bakersfield, CA (2001)
 
 Performances - Parizade and the Singing Tree
 large chamber work, North/South Consonance, Christ & St. Steven's Church, New York, NY (2001)
 
 Performances - Sonata for piano
 solo work, Christopher Taylor, Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX (1995)
 
 Performances - String Quartet No.2 'Etudes'
 chamber work, Tampa Bay Composers' Forum, Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, FL (2002)
 
 Performances - String Quartet No.2 'Etudes'
 chamber work, Syzygy New Music Rice, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2002)
 
 Commissioned Works - The Seventh Voyage of Sindbad
 composition for orchestra, Orchestra X, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center, Houston, TX (2003)
 
 Performances - The Seventh Voyage of Sindbad
 large orchestral work, Orquestra Simfonica de Balears, Audit¿rium de Palma, Balears, Spain (2003)
 
 Performances - The Seventh Voyage of Sindbad
 large orchestral work, Orchestra X, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center, Houston, TX (2003)
 
 Performances - Triton and the Giants
 large wind ensemble work, University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble, Von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs CT (2001)
 
 Performances - Variations for viola and piano
 chamber work, Sheldon Person, Jeffrey Neufeld, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (2002)
 
 Performances - Winter Scenes
 chamber work with voice, Brave New Works, New Music and Art Festival, Bowling Green, OH (1997)
 
 Performances - Winter Scenes
 chamber work with voice, Pinotage, Chicago Botanical Gardens, Chicago, IL (1997)
 
 Performances - Winter Scenes
 chamber work with voice, Brave New Works, Tufts University, Boston, MA (1997)
 
 Performances - Duet
 harp and viola work, Ensemble Noir, Merchandise Building, Toronto, Canada (1998)
 
 Performances - Measure in Trance
 choral work, Rice Chorale, Stude Hall, Houston, TX (1999)
 
 Performances - String Quartet No. 2 'Etudes'
 work for string quartet, The Flux Quartet, Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX (2002)
 
 Commissioned Works - The Seventh Voyage of Sindbad
 orchestral work, Orchestra X, Hobby Center ((Zilkha Hall), Houston, TX (2002-3)
 
 Commissioned Works - Variations for Viola and Piano
 work for viola and piano,
 
 Performances - Winter Scenes
 work for soprano and ensemble, Nacole Palmer, Michelle Cheramy, Sheldon Person, Catherine Barrett, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX (1997)
 
 Commissioned Works - Duke Ellington Medley
 arrangement for soloist & orchestra, Tom Everett; Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Cambridge Ringe and Latin School, Cambridge MA (March 19)
 
 Commissioned Works - Parizade and the Singing Tree
 folktale for narrator and ensemble, Syzygy New Music, Duncan Hall, Houston TX (September 3)
 
 Commissioned Works - Speak Low
 arrangement for soloist & orchestra, Tom Everett Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Cambridge Ringe and Latin School, Cambridge MA (March 19)
 
 Commissioned Works - Triton and the Giants
 composition for wind ensemble, Indiana University Wind Ensemble; Ray Cramer, dir., Auer Hall, Bloomington IN (March 1)
 
 Commissioned Works - A Measure in Trance
 choral work, New England Conservatory Camerata, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA (2000)
 
 Commissioned Works - Leila
 song cycle, ALEA III; THeodore Antoniou, dir., Tsai Performance Center, Boston, MA (2000)
 
Presentations
 Conference Committee Member
 

performance of faculty composition.  "The Secret Of Your Heart." American Modern Ensemble, Tenri Cultural Institute of New York; New York NY. (February 18, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "Violin Sonata 'Imaginary Scenes'." Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown TX. (November 17, 2006)

 
 Invited Talks
 

"The Art of Conversation." Laguna Beach Music Festival, Laguna Beach CA. (January15–20, 2008)

 
 

lecturer.  "The Art of Conversation." The Composers Project, Westport Arts Center, Westport CT. (June 20, 2008)

 
 

lecture.  "On My Music." Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington IL. (March 15, 2007)

 
 

"Lecture on My Music." University of Houston, Houston, TX. (November 10, 2005)

 
 

"Lecture on My Music." University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. (February 15, 2005)

 
 

"Lecture on My Music." University of California, Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA. (March 11, 2005)

 
 Lectures
 

"On My Music." Portland Chamber Music Festival, Ludke Auditorium. (August 28, 2004)

 
 

"Moonlight on the Ganges: Interpreting the Exotic in Early American Popular Song." Shepherd School of Music, Duncan Recital Hall. (October 3 2001) With Thomas Jenkins

 
 Other
 

composer.  "Capriccio." Bethany Christian Church, Houston TX. (October 25, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Capriccio." Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, TX. (January 26, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Capriccio." Bellefield Hall Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. (February 25, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Four Fables." University of St Thomas, Houston TX. (November 3, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Four Fables." Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston TX. (November 21, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Four Fables." Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. (March 9, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Lamentation on The Disasters of War." Da Camera; Moores Opera House, University of Houston, Houston TX. (November 8, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Leila." Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX. (March 15, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Music Box Prelude." Ogle Center for the Performing Arts, New Albany, IN. (February 1, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Prelude No. 1." San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco CA. (May 29, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Prelude No. 1." UNC-Wilmington/Windemere Presbyterian Church, Wilmington NC. (April 15, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Prelude No. 1." Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro NC. (April 7, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Prelude No. 1." Plantation Village, Wilmington NC. (April 17, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Prelude No. 1." Salemtowne, Winston-Salem NC. (April 12, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Prelude No. 1." Quail Haven Village, Pinehurst NC. (April 11, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Prelude No. 1." Penick Village, Southern Pines NC. (April 11, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Prelude No. 1." Pinehurst Trace, Pinehurst, NC. (April 9, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Prelude No. 1." The Forest at Duke, Durham NC. (April 8, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Prelude No. 1." Burlington Day School, Burlington NC. (April 7, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Preludes." Corpus Christi TX. (April 24, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Preludes." Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston TX. (November 25, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Preludes." Halringen, TX. (April 25, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Pattern Preludes." Green Room San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, San Francisco CA. (February 12, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Red Pajamas." Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX. (May 13-17, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Red Pajamas." Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston TX. (October 22-24, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "The Art of Conversation." Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT. (June 20, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "The Art of Conversation." East Meadow Public Library, East Meadow, NY. (February 24, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Variations." Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, TX. (February 24, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Variations." WGTE FM Live (NPR), Toledo OH. (February 1, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Variations." Holy Trinity Concert Series; Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (September 7, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Variations." University of Michigan School of Music; Britton Recital Hall, Ann Arbor, MI. (January 28, 2008)

 
 

composer.  "Variations." Faculty Artist Recital, BGSU College of Musical Arts; Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green Ohio. (January 27, 2008)

 
 Rachelle Hunt, violin
 
 Maria Dance, violin
 
 Ab Sengupta viola; Mollie Marcuson harp
 
 Illinois Wesleyan trumpet studio
 
 Elaine Kwon, piano; Christine Perea, flute; Demetrius Spaneas, clarinet
 
 

performance of composition.  "Four Fables." Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington IL. (March 15, 2007)

 
 Richard Brown, dir.
 
 

performance of composition.  "Lamentation on The Disasters of War." Syzygy New Music Rice, Houston TX. (November 29, 2007)

 
 

performance of composition.  "Music Box Prelude." Whitworth College, Spokane WA. (April 28, 2007)

 
 Shepherd School Chorale; Tom Jaber, dir.
 
 Rebecca Miller, conductor; Richard Sisson, narrator
 
 Idith Meshulam, piano
 
 Rainer Maria Klaaas, piano
 
 Idith Meshulam, Eric Huebner, piano
 
 Read Gainsford, piano
 
 ten performances for children's program
 
 The Fischer Duo: Norman Fischer, cello; Jeanne Fischer, piano
 
 Norman Fischer, cello; Jeanne Fischer, piano
 
 Christina Baldwin, soprano
 
 Robert Best, baritone; Elvia Puccinelli, piano
 
 Michael Hall, viola; David Vayo, piano
 
 Jessica Tong, violin; David Kaplan, piano
 
 Karol Bennett, soprano; Mollie Marcuson, harp, Ab Sengupta, viola; Syndey Carlson, flute
 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "A Measure In Trance." San Jacinto College Chamber Choir, San Jacinto College, Slocomb Auditorium; Houston TX. (May 4, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "Duet." Foundation for Modern Music, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Houston TX. (November 19, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "Leila." New Music New York, Saint Peter's Church, New York City NY. (October 10, 2006 8:00pm)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "Leila." New Music New York, Ars Nova Theater; New York City NY. (October 8, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "Red Pajamas." Musiqa Children's Cpmcerts, Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts; Houston TX. (May 16-19 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "Sarabande." Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, TX. (March 2, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "The Art of Conversation (excerpt)." Miami Chamber Music, Sky Terrace at International Place, Miami FL. (November 29, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "The Secret Of Your Heart." Conservatory Project, Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center, Washington DC. (May 5, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "The Secret Of Your Heart." American Modern Ensemble, Sarah Lawrence College; Bronxville NY. (February 15, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "The Secret Of Your Heart." Colton Recital Hall, University of South Dakota; Vermillion SD. (October 15, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "The Seventh Voyage of Sindbad." Contemporary Music Festival, Tirey Hall, Tilson Music Hall; Terra Haute IN. (November 10, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "The Sky And All Its Stars." Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown TX. (November 17, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "The Sky With All Its Stars." SCI Performers CD Series, Recital Hall, Henderson State University; Arkadelphia AR. (August 27, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "The Sky With All Its Stars." SCI/CMS National Conference, Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. (September 15, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "The Sky With All Its Stars." Recital Hall, University of North Texas; Denton TX. (September 24, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "Variations." Tutti: Denison University 2006 New Music Festival, Denison University. (March 25, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "Violin Sonata 'Imaginary Scenes'." Syzygy New Music, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University; Houston TX. (February 10, 2006)

 
 

performance of faculty composition.  "Winter Scenes." The Pharos Music Project, St. Bartholomew's Church, NYC. (May 20, 2006)

 
 choir acapella
 
 choir acapella
 
 trumpet, chamber orchestra
 
 harp, viola
 
 flute, clarinet, piano
 
 flute, clarinet, piano
 
 flute, clarinet, piano
 
 for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion
 
 for flute, clarinet, violin; cello, piano, percussion
 
 flute, clarinet, violinl cello, harp, percussion
 
 string quartet
 
 mezzo-soprano, baritone, piano
 
 for wind ensemble
 
 

"Big Band Medley for jazz orchestra and soloists." Walk Festival Hall, Jackson, WY. (July 7, August 1, 2004)

 
 

"Concertino for trpt, fl, cl, ob, bsn, 4 vlns, 2 vlas, 2vc, 2 perc." Von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT. (March 27, 2004)

 
 

"Concertino for trpt, fl, cl, ob, bsn, 4 vlns, 2 vlas, 2vc, 2 perc." Ferguson Library Auditorium, Stamford, CT. (March 28, 2004)

 
 

"Concertino for trpt, fl, ob, cl, bsn, 2 vlns, 2 vlas, 2 vc, 2 perc." Carnegie Hall (Isaac Stern Auditorium), NY. (November 3, 2004)

 
 

"Four Fables for flute, clarinet, piano." Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Wesson, MS. (September 28, 2004)

 
 

"Four Fables for flute, clarinet, piano." Chamber Music Society of Estes Park, Hempel Recital Hall, CO. (October 10, 2004)

 
 

"Four Fables for flute, clarinet, piano." Grusin Music Hall, Boulder, CO. (October 10, 2004)

 
 

"Four Fables for flute, clarinet, piano." Tyrrell Hall Auditorium, Tulsa, OK. (October 21, 2004)

 
 

"Four Fables for flute, clarinet, piano." Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (January 16, 2004)

 
 

"Four Fables for flute, clarinet, piano." Duncan Recital Hall, Houston TX. (March 17, 2004)

 
 

"Leila for baritone, guitar, string quartet." Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX. (December 12, 2004)

 
 

"Music Box Prelude for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion." City Theater, Pittsburgh, PA. (June 16, 2004)

 
 

"Music Box Prelude for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion." Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX. (May 1, 2004)

 
 

"Parizade and the Singing Tree for narrator, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion." Portland Chamber Music Festival, Ludke Auditorium, Portland ME. (August 28, 2004)

 
 

"Variations for viola, piano." Goo Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, NY. (February 20, 2004)

 
 

"Variations for viola, piano." Duncan Recital Hall, Houston, TX. (March 15, 2004)

 
 

"Variations for viola, piano." St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London, UK. (February 9. 2004)

 
 

"Winter Scenes for mezzo-soprano, flute, harp, viola." Are You Brave? Festival, Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI. (October 28, 2004)

 
 

"Winter Scenes for mezzo-soprano, flute, viola, harp." Block Museum of Art, Chicago, IL. (May 2, 2004)

 
 

"A Measure in Trance." New England Conservatory Camerata; Lorna Cook da Varon, dir., Jordan Hall; Boston, MA. (May 23)

 
 

"A Measure in Trance." Longy Chamber Singers, Edward Pickman Hall; Cambridge MA. (May 6)

 
 

"Leila." Alea III; Theodore Antoniou, dir., Tsai Performance Center. (February 7)

 
 

"A Measure in Trance." New England Conservatory Camerata; Lorna Cook de Varon, dir., Jordan Hall; Boston, MA. (May 24)

 
 

"A Measure in Trance." Chamber Singers of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Cambridge MA. (May 12)

 
 

"A Measure in Trance." Chamber Singers of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Paine Hall, Cambridge, MA. (March 12)

 
 

"Parizade and the Singing Tree (Part I)." Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene OR. (July 1)

 
 Panelist
 

panelist.  "Damaged Romanticism." Da Camera of Houston, Moores Opera House, Moores School of Music, University of Houston. (November 8, 2008)

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

lecturer.  "On My Recent Music." Moores School of Music, Houston, TX. (March 13, 2008)

 
Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Sherry Chen, DMA Debussy Children's Corner. (2001) (Thesis Director)

 Jason Hardink, DMA Olivier Messiaen and Plainchant. (2003) (Thesis Director)

 Joan Allouache, DMA Nine Early Eighteenth Century Italian Cantatas on librettos by Antonio Ottoboni. (2003) (Thesis Director)

 Peter VanBeck, DMA Four Students of Olga Samaroff. (2003) (Thesis Director)

 Peter Van Beck, DMA The Pedagogy of Olga Samaroff. (2004) (Thesis Director)

 Clara Shin, DMA The Fifth Piano Sonata of Ernst Krenek. (2004) (Thesis Director)

 Jason Hardink, DMA The Role of Plain Chant in the Music of Messaien. (2004) (Thesis Director)

 Jason Hardink, DMA Messiaen's Use of Liturgical Chant (provisional title). (2005) (Thesis Director)

 Benjamin Grow, BMus Antonin Reicha's 'Treatise on Melody' and Berlioz's Melodies (provisional title). (2005) (Thesis Director)

 Randolph Partain, DMA Blood Rite. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Dan Sedgewick, MMus Chamber Orchestra Work. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Lembit Beecher, MMUS Orchestral Work. (2005) (Thesis Director)

 Clara Shin, DMA Ernst Krenek's Piano Sonata No. 5 (provisional title). (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Chris Lee, DMA Interiors for orchestra. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Clara Shin, DMA Ernst Krenek's Piano Sonata No. 5 (provisional title). (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Bryan Parkhurst, BMus The Harmonic Theory of Moritz Hauptmann: An Explanation and Application. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Clara Shin, DMA Ernst Krenek's Piano Sonata No. 5 (provisional title). (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Cameron Smith, DMA Pancho Vladigerov's Vardar Rhapsody (provisional title). (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Chris Lee, DMA Interiors. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Thomas Conroy, DMA Symphonic Metamorphosis on a Theme of Carl Maria von Weber. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 J R Paredes, MMUS ...and silver lining. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Jason Hardink, DMA Messiaen's Use of Liturgical Chant. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Hyojin Ahn, DMA Karol Szymanowski's works for piano (provisional title). (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Lios Gurney, DMA William Bolcom's "Black Host" (provisional title). (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Cameron Smith, DMA Pancho Vladigerov's Vardar Rhapsody. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Lios Gurney, DMA William Bolcom's "Black Host" (provisional title). (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Hyojin Ahn, DMA Karol Szymanowski's works for piano (provisional title). (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Cristian Macelaru, M. Mus [New Work for Orchestra]. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Katherine Lewis, DMA Viola Works of Libby Larson [provisional title]. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Brian Nelson, DMA [New Work]. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Dan Sedgwick, DMA [New Work]. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Natalie Lin, DMA [Untitled]. (2019) (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 ASCAP Plus Award (annual award), ASCAP (2012)

 Arts and Letters Award in Music, American Academy of Arts and Letters (May 18 2011)

 Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, Phi Beta Kappa (May 2008)

 Grant, Cullen Trust (2007)

 Grant, Texas Commission on the Arts (2007)

 Grant, Houston Arts Alliance/CACHH (2007)

 Aaron Copland Fund for Music Performing Ensemble, Aaron Copland Fund for Music (2007)

 Grant, Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund (2007)

 Grant, Houston Endowment (2003-2007)

 Grant, Bridgeway Foundation (2007)

 Grant, Strake Foundation (2007)

 Incubator Grant, Houston Arts Alliance/CACHH (2006-2009)

 National ArtSong Competition 2006, The American Composers Forum & The Schubert Club (2006)

 Grant, Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund (2006)

 Grant, Cullen Trust (2006)

 Grant, Houston Endowment, Inc. (2003-2007)

 Grant, Houston Arts Alliance/CACHH (2006)

 Incubator Grant, Houston Arts Alliance/CACHH (2006-2009)

 Grant, Mayor's Initiative Mini Grant (2006)

 Grant, Simmons Foundation (2006)

 Grant, Wolff Foundation (2006)

 Grant, Chase Bank (2006)

 Grant, Dynegy (2006)

 Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition, Illinois State University (2006)

 The American Art Song Competition for Composers, San Francisco Song Festival (2006)

 Grant, The Aaron Copland Fund (2006)

 Grant, The Houston Endowment (2004-2007)

 Grant, Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County (2004)

 American Art Song Competition for Composers, San Fransico SongFest (March, 2005)

 Grant, Argosy Foundation (December 2005)

 American Modern Ensemble Composition Competition, American Modern Ensemble (December 2005)

 Long Island Arts Council Second International Composition Contest, Long Island Arts Council (March 2005)

 Educational Grant, Citgroup Foundation of Houston (2005)

 ASCAP Annual Award, ASCAP (2004)

 Prize for Excellence in Chamber Music, Tampa Bay Composers Forum (4/17/2003)

 ASCAP Standard Award, ASCAP (09/2003)

 Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Grant, The American Music Center (06/2003)

 Sackler Composition Prize, University of Connecticut (09/2003)

 Voices of Change, Russel Horn Young Composers Competition (2002)

 ASCAP Standard Award, ASCAP (2002)

 ASCAP Standard Award, ASCAP (Fall 2001)

 Center for the Study of Cultures, Center for the study of Cultures (October 18)

 ASCAP Standard Award, ASCAP (Fall 2000)

 SCI/ASCAP Commissioning Program; National Winner, SCI/ASCAP (Summer 2000)

Residencies & Summer Festivals
 Residency
 Composer in Residence. Portland Chamber Music Festival, Composer in Residence., Portland, ME. (August 26-28, 2004)
 Guest Lecture. Presentation on my music, Southwestern University, Georgetown TX. (November 16 2006)
 International Society for Contemporary Music, (ISCM) World Music Days. "Visions from Another World for orchestra elected as Texas delegation representative for this international festival in Belgium, Ghent, Belgium. (Oct. 30, 2012)
 NewFoundMusic. Composer in Residence for festival. Performances of works, masterclasses, lessons, etc., St. John'sts Newfoundland, Canada. (Jan. 24-29, 2012)
 Summer Festival
 American Festival for the Arts, Composition Faculty. American Festival for the Arts is a summer conservatory which provides high-quality music education and performance opportunities for youth to broaden the audience for both new American works and the standard classical music repertory., Episcopal High School, Houston TX. (2006 Summer)
 Oregon Bach Festival. Composer's Symposium., Eugene OR. (July 1-7)
Included performance of work 'Parizade and the Singing Tree'

Juries
 Jury
 Beyer Composition Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs. Judge for national composition competition., Houston TX.
 Society of Composers/ASCAP Student Commission Competitions. Member of national jury for student commission awards, San Antonio, TX. (February 26, 2005)
 University of Houston Sarofim Award Jurist. , Houston TX. (March 2007)
 Master Class
 Beyer Competition for the National Federation of Music Clubs. , Austin TX. (April 2007)
 Composition Masterclass. , University of California, Bakersfield CA. (March 11, 2005)
 Composition Masterclass. , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. (February 14, 2005)
 Convocation Guest Lecture. Presentation on my music, University of South Dakota; Vermillion SD. (September 21, 2006)
 Guest Lecture. Presentation on my music as winner of the 2006 Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition at the Illinois State Festival of Contemporary Music., Terra Haute IN. (November 9 2006)
Positions Held
 Peer Review Panelist, Fulbright Specialist Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). (2012 - 2012)

 Artistic Board Member, Musiqa. (2011 - 2011)

 Vice-President, Artistic Board Member, Musiqa. (2007 - 2007)

 Vice-President, Artistic Board Member, Musiqa. (2006 - 2006)

 Vice-President, Artistic Board Member, Musiqa. (2008 - 2008)

 Board of Directors, Crisalis Music Project. (2007 - 2007)

 Board of Directors, Crisalis Music Project. (2006 - 2006)

 Board of Directors, Crisalis Music Project. (2008 - 2008)

 Board of Directors, Sonus Chamber Music Society. (2008 - 2008)

 Board of Directors, Sonus Chamber Music Society. (2007 - 2007)

 Board of Directors, Sonus Chamber Music Society. (2006 - 2006)