A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing (Wind Ensemble & Choir)

Duration 12'

Commissioned by Northwestern Oklahoma State University, the Phi Delta Music Society, and the Lambda Omega chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi in honor of the 100th anniversary of Oklahoma's statehood.

Glacier (Orchestra)

Duration 9'

Composed following my first visit to Yosemite National Park, where the impact of glaciers on the terrain is extraordinary, the harmony of this work is based on a section of my Concertpiece "House" for solo piano, which is marked "glacial, almost unchanging."

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (Orchestra)

Duration 25'

A challenging concerto in three movements for alto saxophone and orchestra.

Lux Aeterna (SSAATTBB Choir)

Duration 6'30"

A setting of the "Lux Aeterna" text from the traditional Requiem Mass, this piece was composed in memory of Charlotte Schneeman, a wonderful woman and good friend.

Early Reflection (Orchestra)

1999, rev. 2002
Duration 7'30"
Winner, 1999 SCI Composition Contest, Region V (West

The title Early Reflection refers to a common term dealing with reverberation and how it is simulated in the recording studio. Early reflections of sound (the first few reflections of a particular sound event) are of very important in simulating a reverberant chamber realistically. In this piece, the concept of early reflection rules the structure and material of the music. Instead of using electronic devices or the echoes of a true chamber, the piece is scored to provide its own reverberation in the form of multiple canons at the unison.

Elegy for Richard Halley (Strings)

1997, rev. 2001
Duration 7'
Finalist, 1997 ASCAP Morton Gould Awards to Young Composers

Composed for and premiered by the Northwestern University Philharmonia, directed by Stephen Alltop. The work's internal structure is based on the 31-beat accent scheme of elegiac verse, repeated and elaborated systematically.

Symphonic Movement (Wind Ensemble)

Duration 8'


Autumnal Impressions (Orchestra)

Duration 7'