Commissions

Recurrent Stages – Commissioned by the Minnesota Ballet underwritten by the American Composers Forum and New Music USA with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2013)

Veni Creator Spiritus – Commissioned by the Renaissance vocal ensemble earlybird (2013)                                

The Abandoned Valley – Commissioned by violinist Adrianna Mateo (2012)

Grace – Commissioned by the New Haven Oratorio Choir (2012)

Twilight – Commissioned by the Children’s Aid Society Chorus (2011)

The Sea of Sunset – Commissioned by the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus (2009)


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Honors and Awards

PBS North documentary of the making of Recurrent Stageswas nominated for Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award® (2014)

Recipient of the American Composers Forumand New Music USA's Live Music for DanceGrant (2013)

 Awardees Ryan Homsey (music), Adrienne Elisha (music), and Nelson Wei Tan (film/video) receiving the Patricia Kerr Ross Award for the Arts from the State University of New York

Awardees Ryan Homsey (music), Adrienne Elisha (music), and Nelson Wei Tan (film/video) receiving the Patricia Kerr Ross Award for the Arts from the State University of New York

Featured composer at Catholic University of America’s new music festival (2013)

Finalist – RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition (2011)

2nd Place – Children’s Aid Society Chorus “Future Songs of the City” Competition (2011)

Winner – ActorCor 2nd Annual Interfaith Choral Composition Competition (2010)

Semi-finalist – Choral Arts Ensemble International Composition Competition (2009)

Finalist – Young New Yorkers’ Chorus 5th Annual Composition Competition (2009)

Melodious Accord Composer Fellow Scholarship to study with Alice Parker (2008)

Patricia Kerr Ross Award for the Arts from the State University of New York (2007)