Commissioning a New Work

Successful Commissions & Collaborative Works

A few examples of great collaborative experiences!

Nebraska - My Heartland

for Symphonic Chorus and Wind Symphony

A large work composed for the Omaha Symphonic Chorus and the Nebraska Wind Symphony.  Premiered October 2017 for Nebraska'a Sesquicentennial Celebration.  In addition to writing for these two wonderful ensembles, this was a wonderful poetic collaboration with Veronica Torraca-Bragdon. (click photo to listen)

Tango del Momento

SATB, Piano, Bass, and Percussion

This exciting project involved setting Veronica Torraca-Bragdon's electric poem "Tango del Momento" to music.  This one was so much fun to write, rehearse, and perform!

Annette

SSAATTBB divisi

"Annette" remains one of my most cherished collaborations.  This musical setting of Roger's Sonnet 1 was composed as a gift for Roger's and Annette's 25th wedding anniversary at Roger’s request.  It was such a privilege to work with such beautiful poetry that reflects such a beautiful relationship.   You can read a little more about this piece and preview the score by clicking here.  

Fanfare Alleluia

SSAA a cappella

This piece was arranged for SSAA for the Bel Canto ensemble of the Nebraska Choral Arts Society and was later performed by the Boston Children's Chorus.  Since then, it has been a popular selection for many SSAA choirs.