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

Finalist - Verdant Vibes 2018 Call for Scores for Partner Sequence

PBS North documentary of the making of Recurrent Stages was 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 2013 new music festival with performance of Twilight

Finalist – RED NOTE 2011 New Music Festival Composition Competition for Rounding the Apse

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

Winner – ActorCor 2010 2nd Annual Interfaith Choral Composition Competition for Ring Out Wild Bells

Semi-finalist – Choral Arts Ensemble 2009 International Composition Competition for Twilight

Finalist – Young New Yorkers’ Chorus 2009 5th Annual Composition Competition with commission and performance of The Sea of Sunset

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)