Music Samples
Below you will find excerpts of my works, including MP3s and scores in PDF.
Please contact me if you would like to perform one of my works or have any other questions.

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Oblivion (one-act opera)

Scene 1b: The Plumtree (soprano solo)
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Scene 4a-6: Our Grey Indifference (tenor solo)

16 4a-6 Our Grey Indifference.mp3

Scene 4b-2: Night in Kalapa (baritone solo)

19 4b-2 Night in Kalapa.mp3


Jazz Etude

Jazz Etude.pdf Jazz Etude.pdf
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Jazz Etude.mp3



Jazz Chowder 

Jazz Chowder.pdf Jazz Chowder.pdf
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This work was inspired by the local alcohol laws of Smith County, Texas. Before November 2012, Smith County enforced local laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol on an off-sale basis – that is, alcohol purchased for consumption off-site, as in liquor stores. (On-sale alcohol, as in bars and restaurants, was already legal.) As a result, many residents frequently drove 20 miles or more to purchase alcohol from "wetter" neighboring counties. The phenomenon of dry or partially dry counties is not uncommon in parts of the U.S.

In November 2012, portions of Smith County held a public vote to legalize limited off-sale alcohol sales (beer and wine only, no liquor). The term "jazz chowder" is one of many colloquialisms for alcohol that emerged during the Prohibition Era of the 1920's. As speakeasies and early jazz are intimately linked to the notion of prohibition in the national consciousness, this musical work stands as my memorial to and commentary on this next chapter in Smith County's own "Noble Experiment".

Jazz Chowder.mp3



String Quartet No. 1: At Best It Sometimes Rhymes

(audio available upon request)

String Quartet No 1.pdf String Quartet No 1.pdf
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Miniature Symphony No. 1a in D Major for piano, violin, viola, cello, and bass

Miniature Symphony 1a.pdf Miniature Symphony 1a.pdf
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Miniature Symphony No. 1a in D Major was selected for programing by the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble for their inaugural performance. The concert took place on Saturday, September 27, 2008, at Ossia Fine Arts Space in downtown Chicago.

It was also performed at Catholic University of America in 2008. It is also available in version No. 1b for piano trio.

This work compresses a full four-movement symphonic format into 90 seconds and exactly 100 notes.  The movements are as follows:
     I. Allegretto - full standard sonata-allegro form, including introduction and coda
     II. Theme and Variations - a single chord, followed by five variations (pitch-class sets)
     III. Scherzo - ABA form, klangfarbenmelodie
     IV. Finale (Vivace) - quasi-tonal, with klangfarbenmelodie and echoes of D major first movement

Miniature Symphony No 1a.mp3


Ending Music from the play Miranda Is Morning


(no score available)

This is the final track for Steve Spotswood's award-winning play Miranda Is Morning, which opened at Catholic University of America in the Fall of 2008.

This was produced using Cubase Studio 4, Kontakt 2 as a VST, and the VST HalionOne.

Miranda Is Morning Ending Dirge.mp3


electroeulogy for fixed media




Two sound design tracks featuring my own computer's start-up and shut-down sounds, along with the usual bleeps and bloops.




Siblings for solo piano

I. Mark
II. Kristine
III. Dale

(score available upon request)

These three miniatures are dedicated to my siblings. Recording is from my Senior B.M. Composition Recital. (Composer performing)





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