American Prize
SEPT 2018
​Solaris Vocal Ensemble’s debut album, “Floodsongs” won first place in the American ​Prize’s Ernst Bacon Award for the Performance of American Music, Professional ​Division. This category included international candidates in chamber music, orchestras, ​soloists and choirs.


California All-State Mixed Honor Choir
MAR 2019
I am excited to be conducting the California All-State Mixed Chorus this spring! The chorus will sing the monumental "Hymne" by Rudolf Temmingh, as well as works by Elizabeth Alexander, Charles Stanford, Aaron Copland, Moses Hogan and more.


UW Leadership Excellence Project 
In addition to celebrating my promotion to Full Professor with tenure, I am one of 30 emergent leaders across three UW campuses selected to take part in a two-year ​exploratory program initiating new leadership projects to benefit the UW community. 


Commissions and Publications
OCT 2018
I am currently composing a work for the Portland Lesbian Chorus on the theme of homelessness.  I am setting the texts of three homeless women from Seattle, planning for a premiere June of 2020 in Minneapolis.  My composition "The Dark Around Us Come" is now available from Santa Barbara Music Publishing.

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