December: Selected as a 2019 Fellow for the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music.
November 17: Partita performed by Boston Musica Viva in Tsai Performance Center, Boston.
August 15: Selected as a Northeast Region Semi-Finalist in the Rapido! Composition Competition.
April 27: Ciaccona performed by Joanna Ruseva at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna.
April 17: Ciaccona performed in Jordan Hall, Boston.
April 16: Invocation performed on the NEC Composers Series Concert in Jordan Hall.
April 11: Awarded 1st Prize in the Classic Pure Vienna International Composition Competition.
February 12: Participated in a masterclass with Joan Tower at NEC.
November 21: Dona nobis pacem performed in Williams Hall, Boston.
October: Commissioned by the Cochran-Wrenn Duo to compose a concertino for flute, guitar, and wind ensemble. This piece is part of the Duo's InConcert project and will be premiered with the Marlborough High School Wind Ensemble. Follow the progress of the project and read about the work the Duo has done with the students at Marlborough High on their blog.
June 12-21: Fellow at the Seal Bay Festival in Vinalhaven, ME.
June 27-July 2: Composer-in-residence at Chamber Music Campania in Varano, Italy.
May 28: Ciaccona performed by Léo Marillier at Hôtel Soubise, Paris.
May 4: Ciaccona performed by Léo Marillier at Jordan Hall, Boston.
January: This Soul to Tend named a winner of the 2016 NEC Honors Ensemble Composition Competition.
April 26: Ciaccona premiered by Gabriela Diaz of Dinosaur Annex at their 12th Annual Young Composers Concert: "Preserving the Planet: Hi-Fi-Sci Art," presented as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
September: Commissioned to compose a solo violin work for the Boston-based ensemble Dinosaur Annex.
September 24: Secret Litanies for woodwind quintet premiered by Bi-le Zhang, Jonathan Gentry, Diana Searle, Andrew Bass, and Christina Dioguardi at Jordan Hall, Boston.
April 1: Participated in a masterclass with Donald Crockett at NEC.
March: A recipient of the 2014 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for To See the Stars Again. Announcement here.
December 13: To See the Stars Again was read by the NEC Philharmonia with Earl Lee conducting.
May 7: An excerpt from Book of Prayers was performed by the Spruce Quartet at Jordan Hall, Boston.
April 8: Participated in a masterclass with Oliver Knussen at NEC.
January: Book of Prayers named as a winner of the New England Conservatory Honors Ensemble Composition Competition.
July - August: Attended the Atlantic Music Festival at Colby College in Waterville, ME.
May 3: Savage Light-Celestial performed by the Syracuse University Contemporary Music Ensemble in Setnor Auditorium with the composer conducting.
-Admitted to the DMA program at New England Conservatory.
-Completed Light at Equinox for Horn, Tenor, and Piano (commissioned by Jonathan English).
March 24: Graduate recital at Syracuse University. Works performed:
Savage Light-Celestial, Light at Equinox, and Book of Prayers.
February: Completed Savage Light-Celestial for mixed ensemble (SU Contemporary Ensemble commission).
December 8: So Sad a Wonder premiered by the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Brent Paris.
September: Commissioned by Daniel Hege to compose a work for the Syracuse University Contemporary Ensemble.
June: Completed Book of Prayers for String Quartet.
March 31: Prayers performed in Setnor Auditorium at Syracuse University with Jon English leading the Syracuse Concerti Ensemble.
January 21: Stooges performed in Setnor Auditorium at Syracuse University by Mary DeMauro, Cody Forrest, and Ian Simon-Curry.
November 18: Stooges performed in Setnor Auditorium at Syracuse University by Mary DeMauro, Cody Forrest, and Ian Simon-Curry.
October 17: Fable III performed in the Schaffer Art Gallery at Syracuse University by Steff Rainess.
October 8: Fable II performed in Hemmle Recital Hall at Texas Tech University by Rafael Gallastegui.
May 15: Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Texas.
April 26: Rhubarb Fugue for horn quartet premiered at the University of North Texas Spectrum Concert with William Scharnberg, Angela Winter, Terry Reynolds and myself on horn.
April 9: Received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Composition at the University of North Texas award.
January: Commissioned by Dr. William Scharnberg to write a horn quartet (Rhubarb Fugue).
October 1-4, 8-11: Performances of The Misanthrope at the UNT University Theater, featuring Incidental Music by Cody W. Forrest.
September 27: Fable performed by Jamie Lipton at the Greater Denton Arts Council Center for Visual Arts in a concert hosted by the UNT Composers Forum.
May: Selected to compose incidental music for the University of North Texas' production of Moliere's The Misanthrope.
April 27: Reflected Light and Skirr (Second and Third Movements from Three Pieces for Oboe, Percussion and Harp) premiered at the University of North Texas Spectrum Concert with Anna Morris, Dustin Doelling, Rod Kosterman, and Daniel Harmon performing.
March 2: Convoluted Spheres (First Movement from Three Pieces for Oboe, Percussion, and Harp) premiered at the University of North Texas Spectrum Concert with Anna Morris, Christopher Billings, Kate Vorel, and Daniel Harmon performing.
October 20: Fable premiered at the University of North Texas Spectrum Concert for new works by UNT students with Jamie Lipton performing.