Variations on a Copland Theme    2013

For solo piano. Variations on a theme from Piano Variations by Aaron Copland. Recording is a reading by the talented Wei-Chieh Lin. 2 minutes. View score excerpt

Untitled String Quintet    2013

For string quintet (standard quartet + extra cello). A revised & expanded version is in progress. 4 minutes. View score excerpt

Some Uncertainty Remains    2013

For piano and soprano. Lyrics excerpted from the September 2012 "State of the Climate" report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The New York Times, "Both Romney and Obama Avoid Talk of Climate Change," 25 October 2012. The recording is a reading of an earlier draft of this piece — significant changes have been made since then. 5 minutes. View score excerpt

Untitled Wind Quintet    2013

Quintet for winds (oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn) and piano. 2 minutes. View score excerpt

The American Dream    1999 / 2013

An experiment in classic Americana for solo piano. The original (1999) version is a great easy piano piece for beginners. The expanded (2013) version is of intermediate difficulty.
Original (1999) - 3 minutes. View score excerpt

Expanded (2013) - 5 minutes. View score excerpt

Pursuit    2012

For three violins. Recording is a reading by students at The Juilliard School. 4 minutes. View score excerpt

Stillness and Metallic Light    2012

For solo piano. "There was a storm hanging close, a stillness and metallic light ..." - from Libra, by Don DeLillo. 3 minutes. View score excerpt

Advanced Cybernetics    2010

For synthesized string quintet and percussion. 4 minutes. View score excerpt

The Beginning    2008

An idyll for solo piano in D-flat major. Written for Alex and Gretchen Valencic on the occasion of their ring ceremony. 3 minutes. View score excerpt

stasis/motion I, II, III    2006

For string trio. A set of experiments in pattern and variation.
stasis/motion I - 3 minutes. View score excerpt

stasis/motion II - 6 minutes. View score excerpt

stasis/motion III - 4 minutes. View score excerpt

National Forecast    2005

For piano and soprano. Lyrics from The New York Times, Sunday, November 30, 2003. Premiered March 2005 at New York University, Karen Siegel (soprano) and Sheryl Lee (piano). 4 minutes. View score excerpt

The Other's Shadow (Ex. 5)    2003

For string quartet. The piece is built around a conflict between two distinct motives. Recording is a reading of an early draft by talented students at The Juilliard School. 2 minutes. View score excerpt

Meditation One    2003

For solo piano. This "arrow-shaped" piece maintains its unstable harmonies until the last moment. 3 minutes. View score excerpt

Im/possible Love    2002

For solo piano. A song written for love (which, in the end, turned out to be possible). 5 minutes. View score excerpt

The Gatekeeper's Sword    2001

For piano. Composed as a soundtrack to a science-fiction story of the same name, this piece is vigorous and off-balanced thanks to a 7/8 time signature. 3 minutes. View score excerpt

Forever Night    2001

For piano and flute. Premiered 2001 at Northwest High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, Carl Sterner (piano) and Amanda Thompson (flute). 3 minutes.
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Firedance    2000

Arranged both for piano and full band. The full-band version was read at Washington Community High School in Washington, Illinois, in 2001. 5 minutes.
Piano arrangement - 5 minutes. View score excerpt
Full band arrangement - 5 minutes. View score excerpt

Ode to Forgotten Dreams    2000

For solo piano. 3 minutes. View score excerpt

Horizon's Edge    1999

For full band. A short fanfare inspired by an image of the rising sun. Winner of the Ohio PTA's Cultural Arts contest at district and regional levels (2000). Dedicated to Mr. Jim Tallman, band director at Washington Community High School, for his encouragement and unflagging enthusiasm. 1 minute. View score excerpt