I received Honorable Mention for my piece “dear heart,” in Chorus Austin’s 8th Annual Young Composers Competition. Especially with competitions like this, I actually really appreciate an Honorable Mention. To me it says,”Hey, while your piece wasn’t quite the best fit for our choir and what we’re looking for, we still acknowledge the quality and… Read more
I’m both humbled and excited to be taking part in this amazing project- I was selected back in September, but I forgot to post about it. My commission is getting its final cleanup right now; it’s a setting of a beautiful and heartbreaking text by Chiruza Mohammed (Boston, MA) for soprano, cello, and piano. Read… Read more
It’s true! My piece “String Quartet No.1 on Việt Themes” was nominated, along side pieces by Courtney Bryan, Lera Auerbach, and Marjan Mozetich. I’m thrilled to be nominated in such good company, and while I don’t anticipate an easy win against the likes of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, I’m looking forward to a free brunch… Read more
Check out my interview by the brilliant David Benedetto of Antenna::Signals Podcast! While you’re at it, check out some of their other episodes, all documenting the creativity flowing from New Orleans: mixed race jazzers, the history of mules in NOLA economics, death, etc.
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