Works

Orchestra and Large Ensembles

Shooting Stars Over City Cars (2019) for wind ensemble. Recording made possible through the Arthur B. Friedman Grant. (15 min.)

A Rich Man’s Game (2017) for symphonic orchestra. Composed for the premiere performance of the Kettle Black Orchestra. (7 min.)

Echoes and Exclamations (January, 2017) a piece for middle school band. Commissioned by Marcelo Martinez and the Ocean View School District. (4 min.)

Sea Change for Orchestra (2016) is a piece for symphonic orchestra written for the 2016 season of the Atlantic Music Festival. It was read by the Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra on July 6, 2016. (7 min.)

Leviathan: Concerto for Trombone and Small Orchestra (2016) for bb cl., bn., bb trpt., trbn., pc., marimba, vln., and double bass is an orchestration of a previous work for a larger ensemble premiered on April 22nd, 2016 at Cal State, Fullerton by trombonist Matt Shuster. (15 min.)

Chamber 

Rural Nights (2020) for fl., bb cl., trbn., e. gtr., pno., frame drum, vln., and two voices. Composed for the Kettle Black Orchestra. (10 min.)

Cityscape (2017; edited 2018) for fl., bb cl., trbn., e. gtr., pc., vln., and two voices. Composed for the premiere performance of the Kettle Black Orchestra, June 2017. (5 min.)

Curse Music for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (2017) for fl., bb cl., a. sax, t. sax, bb trpt., trbn., pc., solo sop., cl., e. bass. Commissioned by Chase Chandler for the Newgate Orchestra. Premiered October 22nd by the Newgate Orchestra. (4 min.)

Shiver (2016) is a piece for Pierrot Ensemble written for the 2016 season of the Atlantic Music Festival. It was premiered by the Atlantic Music Festival’s Contemporary Ensemble on July 10, 2016. (6 min.)

Prelude for Pierrot Ensemble (2016) for fl. cl., vln., cl., and piano is a short piece for Pierrot Ensemble. The piece was premiered on April 22nd, 2016 at Cal State, Fullerton. (5 min.)

Chant and Worship (2015) for brass quintet. Written for the Omicron Pi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha, Sinfonia. Premiered in part on Dec. 12th, 2014. (6 min.)

Family Suite (2013) a suite in three movements for small wind ensemble. Premiered at my undergraduate recital at Cal State, Fullerton on April 29th, 2013. (12 min.)

Three Shakespeare Songs (2011) for baritone and string trio, later revised for tenor and piano. Premiered, in part, on December 8, 2011. (6 min.)

Contrast and Capture (2011) originally for two acoustic guitars and later revised for two marimbas. Was featured in “You Thought I Was Crazy,” a 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival feature student film. Premiered on April 3rd, 2011. (5 min.)

Solo

Leviathan for Solo Trombone and Piano (2015) commissioned by trombonist Matt Shuster for a recital held December 7th, 2015 at California State University – Fullerton. (12 min.)

Theme and Variations on “Simple Gifts” (2012) for solo piano. Written first as a study in variation form, this piece examines 20th century variation technique. Premiered in its entirety on April 29th, 2013. (12 min.)

Suite for Prepared Piano (2010) written for a prepared grand piano. Includes six miniatures. Premiered on January 12th, 2011. (8 min.)

Vocal and Opera

Let Love Go On (Fall 2016) a piece for SATB a capella choir.

Boat Riding on Blue Lake, California: Song Cycle for Baritone Voice and Piano (Fall 2016) is a song cycle for Baritone voice and Piano. To be premiered January, 2017.

On The Five: A Traffic Opera in One Act (2016) for SSAATTBB and Pierrot Ensemble is a one act chamber opera for thirteen performers with original text by the composer. It was premiered on April 22nd, 2016 at Cal State, Fullerton. (45 min.)

                       

Three Children’s Prayers for Piano and High Voice (2015) for high voice and piano. Written for my wife, Megan Ralston to be premiered in Spring 2016. (8 min.)

On The Breakwater (2015) for soprano, singing bowl and amplified guitar, with poetry from Carl Sandburg. Written for World Water Day and premiered in Laguna Beach, CA, March 22nd, 2015. (3 min.)

 

Three Night Songs (2014) for soprano and piano, with poetry from Carl Sandburg. Premiered at Cal State, Fullerton on December 4th, 2014. (9 min.)

 

Three Cat Songs (2014) for soprano and piano. Premiered at Cal State, Fullerton on November 12, 2014. (9 min.)

Electronic

Incidental Music for The Empty Space (2016) part of a compilation of music used for the original play The Empty Space written by Siena Ledger. Premiered at the University of Wales, UK in January, 2016. 

Carry Me, Wind (2013) an electronic piece prepared on Sonar Cakewalk Producer for the beginning and ending of my undergraduate recital.  Premiered April 29th, 2013. (4 min.)

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