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Overture To A Car Crash is the opening segment of a chamber opera that will premiere in the Spring of 2016.  The opera tells the story of four very different people who are brought together by their experiences waiting in traffic on the 5 Freeway. Overture To A Car Crash features a Greek chorus which narrates the opera and serves as a link between the character's stories. In this scene the chorus sets the tone for the entire opera by singing about the moment of impact in a car accident and what one may contemplate in the split seconds it takes to come to terms with what is happening. The piece ends with the choir reminding us that "Traffic is a terrible ballet that comes and goes each day. Always different, always the same."

Shiver  A shiver is defined as a slight and uncontrollable shake that is caused by being cold, frightened, or excited. It is interesting to think of these moments of uncontrollable motion and how often they occur throughout one's day and throughout one's life. It seems that as my life progresses and the more I experience, the more I notice this phenomenon happening.This idea was the inspiration for this piece. The piece progresses through six sections, each inspired by the idea of a shiver. Shiver was written for the 2016 Atlantic Music Festival, where it was premiered.

A Slow Dance (On The Inside)

W​​ritten for my mother and part of a three movement suite for Small Wind Ensemble, A Slow Dance (On The Inside) tries to capture that special bond that is only known between a mother and her son.

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