I'm currently composing a movement of a requiem commissioned by Voces Novae. The text is fascinating: an unpublished requiem text by none other than Kurt Vonnegut! My movement is scored for SATB chorus, clarinet, bassoon, percussion, violin, and double bass. What's most interesting about this project (besides the text!) is that eight composers were each commissioned to write one movement. The premiere, in Spring of 2019, will be interesting indeed!

Also on my desk this summer is score preparation for some upcoming conducting engagements. Right now I'm studying Beethoven's 7th Symphony and Copland's Billy the Kid Suite. I love getting to choose my own programs for concerts I conduct, so I get to work with some of my favorite pieces.

Upcoming commissions:

- aria for The Lunchbox Project, a new opera for Reimagning Opera for Kids
- movement of a requiem written by Kurt Vonnegut, for Voces Novae (Bloomington, IN)
- brass sextet for the 2019 International Women's Brass Conference (Tempe, AZ)
- work for string orchestra for Prelude Strings (Garden Grove, CA)

Upcoming conducting engagements:

- Linda Luebke Strings Festival (Terre Haute, IN)
- Indiana North ASTA All Region Orchestra (Goshen, IN)
- Ohio South Central Region Orchestra (Columbus, OH)
- Prelude Strings (Garden Grove, CA)