The Sequoia Trio Performance for Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon in Georgia

The Sequoia Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon, with Jennifer Cavanaugh-oboe, and Elizabeth Crawford-bassoon.  Performance at Columbus State University in Georgia during the International Double Reed Society Conference.  Each of the six-movements of The Sequoia Trio takes a quote about Sequoia trees from John Muir’s book The Yosemite and uses it to inspire the music.

Double Helix for Bassoon and Piano in Illinois

Double Helix for Bassoon and Piano at the University of Illinois, with Christin Schillinger-bassoon, and Jed Moss-piano.  Commissioned by Christin Schillinger of Miami University of Ohio, this work takes its inspiration from the sculpture “Double Helix” by sculptor Susan Hawkins of Long Beach, California.

Sea Quartet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano in Connecticut

Sea Quartet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano at Evans Hall in the Cummings Arts Center at Connecticut College, with Libby VanCleve-Oboe; Thomas Labadorf-Clarinet; Rebecca Noreen-Bassoon. Sea Quartet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano was inspired by the beautiful ocean beside which we live, as well as the many trips I have taken to visit the Aquarium of […]



I realized today that I have forgotten all about keeping up with my blog. Life has taken over, and I find my attention going in many different directions – writing new music, editing current music, teaching yoga, practicing yoga, a little cardio, and a kitchen remodel. But I realized that it all comes down to […]

Writing a piano concerto with a choir in tow…

This last week and weekend I’ve been focusing on my commission for the Long Beach Camerata Singers – a piano concerto with choir and chamber orchestra.  I’m into what i’m calling “draft three” or for a better description ” a draft that started to clean up the orchestration and the messy layout that I said […]