EDUCATION

2000                   WELLESLEY COMPOSERS CONFERENCE
                      Summer course.
                      Principal teacher: Mario Davidovsky
2000                   
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, STONY BROOK
                       Ph.D. in music composition.
                       Principal teacher: Daniel Weymouth.
1999                   
VOIX NOUVELLES SESSION DE COMPOSITION
                       Summer course.
                       Principal teacher: Brian Ferneyhough.
1996                   
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, STONY BROOK
                       M.A. in music composition.
                       Principal teacher: Daria Semegen.
1992                 
  EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC
                        B.M. in music theory cum laude.

FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

2001                    JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
                        Fellowship in music composition.
2001, 2002          
THE MACDOWELL COLONY
                        Residency.
1999                    
COMPOSERS CONFERENCE AT WELLESLEY
                        Fellowship.
1994-1997           
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, STONY BROOK
                        Humanities and Fine Arts Fellowship. (University-wide Fellowship)
1988-1992           
EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC
                        George Eastman Scholarship.

RECENT GRANTS, AWARDS AND HONORS

2005                    SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
                        Stott Commission.
2002                    
FROMM MUSIC FOUNDATION
                        Commission.
2002                    
MEET THE COMPOSER
                        Meet the Composer Fund Grant.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2005 - present     STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
                        Adjunct instructor.
1998-2005           
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY SOUTHAMPTON COLLEGE
                        Adjunct Associate.
1995-1999           
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, STONY BROOK
                        Teaching Assistant.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Spring 2002         College Music Society Northeast Chapter Conference
                           Participating composer.
Spring 2001         Society of Composers National Conference, Syracuse, New York
                           Participating composer.
Summer 2000      Wellesley Composers Conference, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
                           Composition fellow.
Spring 2000         Society of Composers National Student Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan
                           Participating composer.
Fall 1999              Society of Composers Region I Conference, Bowdoin College, Maine
                           Participating composer.
Fall 1999              Fondation Royaumont Voix Nouvelles Session de Composition, France
                           Participating composer.
Fall 1998              Society of Composers Region II Conference, Stony Brook, New York
                           Participating composer.
July 1998              California State University Summer Arts Composer’s Workshop
                           Participating composer.
June 1998            Music 98 Festival at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
                           Participating composer.                
June 1996            June in Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
                           Participating composer.  
June 1995            June in Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
                           Participating composer.  
Fall 1994              Society of Composers Region II Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
                           Participating composer and performer.


COMMISSIONS

  • Commissioned by the Oracle Trio for new work for piano trio. (SPIN)
  • Commissioned by Strike Duo piano and percussion duet. (Soft Stillness and the Night)  
  • Commissioned by Swarthmore College for string quartet. (Intelligent Design)
  • Commissioned by Charles Matz for two song settings for soprano and organ.  (St. Charles Songs)
  • Commissioned by Steve Paysen and Dominic Donato for a marimba duo.  (Marimbiature)
  • Commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation to write a piece of any type. (Causerie)
  • Commissioned by the Choral Society of the Hamptons for work for chorus and organ. (The Life of
    Towns)
  • Commissioned by the Nieuw Ensemble (Netherlands) for large chamber work for performance and
    broadcast on Dutch radio.  (Holding Patterns)
  • Commissioned by Ensemble 21 to write a saxophone and piano piece for their 2000-2001 concert
    series.  (Attack Mode)
  • Commissioned in 1997 by Paul Vaillancourt and Andree Martin for a flute and percussion piece
    for their 1998 Summer tour of Canada.  (Elevations)
  • Commissioned by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, a contemporary music
    ensemble directed by Gilbert Kalish and Raymond Des Roches, for their 1999 Premieres Concert
    in New York City.  (Entanglement)
  • Commissioned in 1997 by Simon Docking for a set of piano miniatures. (Improvements Book 2)

OTHER EXPERIENCE

          I am an organist with ten years of professional experience.  In 2007, I passed the
          examination to become a Colleague of the American Guild of Organists.  I am currently
          organist and director of music at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor, New York.  My
          duties include weekly performance on the organ and piano, planning music for
          services, choosing hymns, preparing anthems with the choir, and administering a
          series of concerts.

MEMBERSHIPS

           Member of American Music Center since 1999.

           Member of Society of Composers since 1997.

           Writer member of
ASCAP since 1996.

LANGUAGES

           German: Speaking and reading ability.