DICHOTOMY for cello and clarinet duo. Premiere June 2023 by Cross Island at Northport Public Library.
INTERMEZZO for solo cello. Premiere July 2022 by Suzanne Mueller at Old Westbury Gardens.
FIRST FALL for soprano, flute and piano. Premiere June 2022 by Lisabeth Miller, Sarah Schettler, Sangmi Lim, New England Music Camp faculty recital.
DOUBLE VARIATIONS for solo piano (for Quynh Nguyen). Awaiting premiere.
OZYMANDIAS for baritone voice and fixed media. Premiere July 2021 by Andrew White on Circuit Bridges.
KNOCK, KNOCK! for baritone voice. Premiere July 2021 by Andrew White on Fifteen Minutes of Fame.
OVER, UNDER, AND ON for string orchestra. Awaiting premiere.
YGGDRASIL for remote chamber ensemble. Recorded October 2020 by Franklin and Marshall College New Music Ensemble.
DOUBLE VARIATIONS for solo piano. Commissioned by Quynh Nguyen, awaiting premiere.
EVERY TINY THING for soprano and piano. Recorded by Michelle Fiertek on her Albany Records album of that name, 2020.
GRAND CANYON for baritone voice and piano, on texts by Barbara DeCesare. Premiere August 2020 by Michael Kelly and Shannon McGinnis, Crested Butte Music Festival.
MAYBE WE WON’T REMEMBER HOW TO BE SORRY for wind quartet. Premiere February 2020 by Atlantic Chamber Players, Music at Our Savior’s Atonement, New York, NY.
WORDS THE DEAD KNOW for solo piano. Premiere November 2019 by the composer at Hunter College.
OROTUNDIA for brass quintet. Awaiting premiere.
TOO SOON for soprano and piano. Premiere November 2017 by Sara Paar, Sparks and Wiry Cries “Song Slam.”
ADVENTURES OF THE MIND MONKEY for piano and percussion. Commissioned by Synchronicity, premiere October 2021, St. Elizabeth’s, Ridgewood NJ.
BLOOTHOOFT AND PLOMP for solo baritone saxophone. Premiere April 2016 by Daniel Sclafani, Rutgers University.
A SINGLE STEP for bass clarinet and piano. Premiere October 2017, Tom Piercy and David Wolfson, Bargemusic, NYC.
SECRET, LOST, UNDONE for flute, English horn, trumpet and cello. Premiere June 2016 by the Broadway Chamber Players, NYC.
THAT PIECE WITH THE TRILLS IN IT for woodwind quintet. Premiere January 2016 by Englewinds, Rutgers University.
THE BALLAD OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES for baritone and piano. Premiere January 2016 by Andrew White at the University of Nebraska Kearney.
THE PARTICLE SONGS for soprano and piano (or Pierrot Ensemble). Premiere 2015 by Sara Paar.
I WISH I WERE for flute, clarinet and cello. Premiere November 2014 by the Nouveau Classical Project, Rutgers University.
FOUR DISTRACTIONS for two violins. Premiere March 2014 by the Pit Stop Players, New York, NY.
ALLELUIA, for six solo voices. Premiere November 2013 by Ekmeles, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
READY TO SNAP for brass trio with audience participation. Written and premiered the same day as part of the September 2013 Iron Composer competition (3rd place prize).
ESCAPE/DELETE/SPACE/ENTER/HOME for voice and piano. On original texts. Premiere November 2013 “Music for Tuesdays” series, Fairview Lutheran Church, Fairview, OH.
WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS for concert band. Awaiting premiere.
RUCK, for saxophone quartet. Premiere February 2012 by the Dave Noland Saxophone Quartet, Marble Collegiate Church, New York, NY.
SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO. Recorded by Laura Bontrager and Jenny Lin on the Albany Records release Seventeen Windows.
CALLIGRAPHY CIRCLE, a one-minute piece for clarinet and piano. Premiere 15-Minutes-of-Fame, Composers Voice concert series, New York, NY.
RECURVE for clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Premiere March 2012 by the Gotham Ensemble, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY.
TWINKLE, DAMMIT! for toy piano and toys. Premiere December 2011 by Margaret Leng Tan, 1st Toy Piano Festival, New York, NY.
PETROGLYPH for solo clarinet. Premiere July 2011 by Heather Thon, Composers Voice concert series, New York, NY.
INTRADOS for flute and guitar. Awaiting premiere.
INTERIOR LIFE for mezzo-soprano and piano. Premiere Februrary 2011 by Sharon Campell and Nancy Curry, University of Nebraska at Kearney 10th Annual New Music Festival, Kearney, NE.
SEVENTEEN WINDOWS for solo piano. Various movements premiered September 2011-January 2012, Composers Voice concert series, New York, NY. Recorded by Jenny Lin on the Albany Records release Seventeen Windows.
DEEP WOODS for soprano and string orchestra, on a text by Peter Beagle. Premiere May 2012, Ariana Wyatt and Blacksburg Community Strings, Blacksburg, VA.
SIC TRANSIT for solo bassoon, 2009, Awaiting premiere.
FEET FIRST for solo violin, 2008. Premiere April 2009 by Suzy Perelman, New York, NY.
TIME FLIES for cello quartet, 2007. Premiere November 2008 by Cello, New York, NY.
LIKE WATER for soprano and piano on original texts, 2006. Recorded by Karen Jolicoeur on her CD The Dream That You Wish.
FOLLOWING WIND (electronic). Selected for the New York Mix of the 60X60 Project, 2006.
Four songs for THE JESUS PROJECT for soprano, baritone, piano, cello, violin. Texts by Kahlil Gibran and Alfred Noyes. 2006. Premiere April 2007 by Diane Menges. Commissioned by Diane Menges.
A BALL OF GOLD for SATB chorus. Text by Stephen Crane. 2004. Premiere May 2005 NYC by the New York Theatrical Community Chorus.
THE RAIN IT RAINETH EVERY DAY for SATB chorus. Text adapted from Charles Lord Bown. 2003 Premiere May 2004, NYC by the New York Theatrical Community Chorus.
SONGS OF LOVE AND DISTANCE for soprano and chamber orchestra, on texts of Sara Teasdale. 2000. Read by 92nd Street Y Symphonic Workshop Orchestra and Juliana Janes-Yaffè , June 2000.
SIX LOVE SONGS for tenor and piano, on original texts. 1998. Premiere Cologne, Germany, October 1999.
A WOMAN’S LIFE AND LOVES, for female voice and piano, on original texts. A supplement or companion piece to the song cycle by Robert Schumann. Premiere September 1995, Merkin Concert Hall. Commissioned for Eileen Moore.
CRUSHED ICE, for percussion quartet. Premiere October 1995, Santa Maria, CA. Commissioned for Talujon Percussion Quartet.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES, for flute, trombone and narrator. Premiere October 1994,
Merce Cunningham Studio. Wichern/Wolfson Dance and Music.
CITYSCAPES, for baritone voice and piano, on original texts. Premiere July 1993,
Cleveland Music School Settlement. Commisioned for Andrew White.
THE ASCENT FROM HELL, for soprano, baritone and chamber ensemble.
Premiered May 1993, Cleveland State University. Commissioned for Eileen Moore.
MY FIRST POP-UP BOOK OF THE INFINITE BEYOND, for amplified flute, sampler and percussion. Premiered October 1992, Case Western Reserve University.
HEAT LIGHTNING, for solo multiple percussion. Premiered May 1991, DIA Center for the Arts. Commissioned for Ed Brunicardi.
Musical Theatre, Music Theatre and Opera
FAMILY FORTUNES: FORTUNE’S CHILDREN PART 3, a short opera. As yet unpremiered.
CHANGING FORTUNES: FORTUNE’S CHILDREN PART 2, a Zoom opera. Premiere March 2021 Hartford Opera Theatre.
FORTUNE’S CHILDREN, a Zoom opera. Premiere October 2020 Hartford Opera Theatre.
DAPHNE, a short opera for soprano. Premiere November 2019 Hunter College, New York, NY.
THE FAITH OPERAS, a cycle of chamber operas on original libretti. Includes RAPTURE, A FINE INVENTION, MAYA’S ARK and HEAVEN’S GATE. Premiere April 2017 Hartford Opera Theatre, Hartford, CT.
A FINE INVENTION, a short opera on an original libretto for soprano and tenor. Premiere November 2016 Hartford Opera Theatre, Hartford, CT.
RAPTURE, a short opera on an original libretto for soprano and mezzo-soprano. Premiere June 2012, Hunter College, New York, NY.
THE BET, a musical. With bookwriter Tony Sportiello. First festival production July 2017, Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC.
PLAY LIKE A WINNER, a musical. With bookwriter/lyricist Erik Johnke. Based on the play All About the Kids by Caytha Jentis. First festival production July 2017, New York Musical Festival, NYC.
MAYA’S ARK, a short opera on an original libretto for mezzo-soprano, baritone and piano. First reading July 2011, Ardea Arts, New York, NY. Film version premiere March 2013.
DREAMHOUSE, a theatrical song cycle based on the poetry of Barbara DeCesare. Premiere Sixth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival, New York, NY, 2005.
BREATH: THE PASSIONATE LIFE AND EXTRAORDINARY LANGUAGE OF EMILY DICKINSON, with Lynn Wichern (choreographer, co-conceiver). Settings of Dickinsonís poetry for string quartet and soprano, along with excerpts from her letters, explore her life and favorite themes. Wichern/Wolfson dance & music, 1996.
RAINWAIT(A SHORT OPERA), on an original libretto.
The Performance Ensemble, Cleveland, OH, 1986, & Wichern/ Wolfson Dance and Music.
Experience Vocal Dance Company
RETURN for SAB Vocal Dancers and piano, 2008. Premiere by Experience Vocal Dance UK Workshop, March 2008.
SARA’S VOCALISE for soprano Vocal Dancer unaccompanied, 2006. Premiere Hannover, Germany, October 2006.
ROWING TO ATLANTIS, for SSA Vocal Dancers and accordion, 2005. Premiere NYC, March 2006.
I collaborated from 1993-96 with choreographer Lynn Wichern as Wichern/Wolfson Dance and Music. From 1989-92, I was resident composer of EM/R Dance Co. Our five New York seasons featured live performances of sixteen scores for some combination of electronic keyboard, flute and percussion, varying from five to twenty minutes in length.
Theatre (Incidental Music)
BETTINGERS’ LUGGAGE by Al Tapper. AMT Theatre, 2023.
THE LOST BOY by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo. Helen Hayes Theatre, 2006.
THE LOSS OF D-NATURAL by Richard Nash,. Mint Theatre, 1998.
DAMMIT, SHAKESPEARE. Westbeth Theatre, 1996.
CAT with Erik Johnke (book/lyrics). Premiere 2010 by The Strollers of Maplewood, NJ.
STORY SALAD I through XIII with Peggy Traktman (book/lyrics) Maximillion Productions: New York, National tours, 1986-2000.
NUMBER 21 for Don Quijote Experimental Childrenís Theatre., 1989. Brooklyn Academy of Music.
MACY’S FLOWER SHOW, sound design for display windows, with designer Paul Zacharek, 2006.
COUNTRY CRITTER JAMBOREE, music and lyrics for costumed-character show, Riverside Amusement Park, 1994.