Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., University of California , Davis (1994)
M.A., Columbia University (1988)
A.B., Harvard University (1984)

Selected Publications

String Works, Albany Records, Troy 781

Columbine, Octagon Ensemble, Albany Records, Troy 133

Scores published by Lydian Press and Association for the Promotion of New Music

Awards and Honors

Mellon Semester Research Grant, Mellon 8 Colleges, 2005

FRAP awards for faculty research, Amherst College, 2002, 2003, 2004

ASCAPlus Standard Awards, 1998-2005

Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, Santa Cruz , 1996

Charles Ives Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1993

First Music Commission, New York Youth Symphony, 1990

Junior Fellowship, Harvard University Society of Fellows, 1998-91

Joseph Bearns Prize, Columbia University, 1987

CD Jackson Award, Tanglewood Music Festival, 1985

John Knowles Paine Travelling Fellowship, Harvard University, 1985

Scholarly and Professional Activities

Visiting Composer, Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, 2005, 2006

Visiting Composer, Chamber Music Workshop, The School for Strings, 2006

Visiting Lectures at Tufts, Stanford, and UC Berkeley, 2005-2006

Pre-concert Lectures at Portland Chamber Music Festival, 2003-2005


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See also: Research Interests and Teaching Interests

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