Church (let us let each other be) 
Performed by Leah Tracy, soprano; Erin Burks, soprano; Anna Birkemeier, alto; Hayley Hoss, alto; Brock Burkett, tenor; and Abe Roos, bass. Friday, October 18, 2019, Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University: as part of the BGSU 40th Annual New Music Festival.
The Liminal Voices for Orchestra 
Read by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, November 8, 2016. Michael Lewanski, Conductor. This is not a performance, it is an unrehearsed reading. Recording used with the permission of the TSO.
To be liminal is to be on a threshold – to exist between two states of being or of consciousness. “The Liminal Voices” was inspired by my time spent in the woods of Vermont, and the songs of the birds that inhabit these woods. Their vocalizations seem almost human, but are at the same time otherworldly. On occasion, I am lucky enough to hear my favourite singer – my namesake – the hermit thrush. As I listen, I think of lines from Whitman and Frost that exalt this little bird’s song. These poets’ words, like the sound they describe, can transport the mind far away from everyday life.
Of Myself 
Performed with Roy MacNeil, violin. Opening act for Roomful of Teeth, Highland Center for the Arts, July 3, 2017.
The Common Thread for Alto Saxophone and Percussion 
Written for and performed by Bent Frequency at the Charlotte New Music Festival, June 2016. Jan Baker, alto saxophone; Stuart Gerber, percussion.
The Common Thread
ii. aloe vera
iii. solanum lycopersinum
iv. chlorophytum cosmosum
v. crassula ovata
This piece is about my house plants. I love them very much.
“chlorophytum cosmosum” is based on the song “One Day” by Roy MacNeil.
New Life for Flute and Vibraphone 
Performed by Anatolia Evarkiou-Kaku, flute and Rebecca McDaniel, Vibraphone at 5th Wave Collective’s “Retreat from Winter” concert, February 9, 2019.
New Life depicts the remarkable transformation that water undergoes in the spring: the slow dripping of icicles in the sun, followed by the somehow surprising rivers of melted snow and ice; the rain that pours down, and the miraculous appearance of the first plants – refreshed after a very long rest – that begin to come out of the ground. It was written as part of a larger project focused on changing seasons; a concert called “Early Frost: Music for Changing Seasons.” I find that those brief periods when seasons are shifting – particularly winter changing into spring – tend to lead me into spells of heightened creativity. This piece is a meditation on – as well as a product of – that notion.
I So Liked Spring for SSA Trio (2014)
Performed with Elijah McCormack and Sarah Hughes, Skidmore College, Spring 2014.
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