Thanks 2017 – Welcome 2018!

The two years 2017 and 2018 may prove the most pivotal yet for my music. 2017 saw the premiere of a major orchestra work, my Sinfonietta; the completion and premiere of my piano suite Sargent’s Women; the continuing development and performance of my dramatic song cycle (with

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A new chapter!

In early February, after completing the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts for Schools, presenting composers of the Harlem Renaissance, I will leave my post as Vice President, Education.  For the first time in 16 years, I will have no full-time employment! – and I’m looking forward to fulfilling multiple commissions, traveling

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Nonghyun – complete! My latest gugak foray

Another step in my journey with gugak, the traditional music of Korea: I completed Nonghyun, a string quintet with gayageum, the traditional Korean plucked string instrument.  More specifically, I composed for sanjo gayageum, a 12-string variety, which is quite challenging to work with in a chromatic context.  Nonghyun is

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Off to England as Composer/Pianist

I’m so excited about performing again with Emma Stace Darling, the poet/soprano/muse of Girl on Fire.  This growing collaboration – now eight songs and counting, my music to Emma’s poetry – will have its first UK performance on April 7.  Always excited to work with Emma, to meet

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Whatever next? Gayageum and string quartet!

I’m beginning to dream in gugak again.  Yes, I’m beginning a new piece for gayageum, the enchanting traditional Korean zither, with string quartet.  My first foray into music inspired by traditional Korean music (gugak) was Mudang, for piri (traditional oboe) and string quartet.  The success of that

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Upcoming Performances

  1. Reflexions at The College of New Jersey

    February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Premiere of Songs for Allegra

    April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


American Violin Concertos

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Violin Concerto (Katrina) performed by Ittai Shapira and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Fire In Heaven And Earth

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The first recording devoted to the composer's work, featuring four works of vocal, chamber, and orchestral music.

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The American Evolution

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FREE CD AVAILABLE—Sonata For Piano performed by Kris Carlisle on Piano Sonatas, Phase 2 of his recording project.

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