Recipient of the Dr. Lyman S. V. Judson Award at the University of Michigan

I am honoured to have been chosen as the recipient of the Dr. Lyman S. V. Judson Award for Outstanding D.M.A. (Doctorate of Musical Arts) Students by the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan. The $5,000 monetary prize will be used towards an upcoming project in conjunction with my doctoral dissertation.

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Release of the Recording of Prelude à la Gershwin

I am excited to share with you Deborah’s fantastic recording of my most recent piano piece, Prelude à la Gershwin. The piece was composed in fall 2014, and is a tribute to George Gershwin. It is now available for purchase via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CDBaby, Yandex, Spotify and Bandcamp, to name a few outlets. […]

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Win at SOCAN Foundation Awards for The Rose of Midnight

A special thanks to SOCAN Foundation for awarding me one of this year’s Godfrey Ridout awards for my choral piece, the Rose of Midnight, which was commissioned by Seattle’s Esoterics choir as part of my prize for winning the International Composers’ Award at their POLYPHONOS competition. This marks my 4th win at the SOCAN foundation awards. https://www.socanfoundation.ca/jsp/en/pub/media/2015_young_composers_announce.jsp

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Recipient of Canada Council Grant for Professional Musicians

A shout-out to Canada Council for the Arts for awarding me one of this year’s Grants for Professional Musicians. The grant will help to support me through my next year of doctoral studies at the University of Michigan.

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Recipient of the 2015 Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation Award

  I am very grateful and send many sincere thanks to The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation for choosing me as one of the recipients of the 2015 Leon and Thea Koerner Award. The grant helps to finance my studies abroad at the University of Michigan.

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Reviews of Premieres at The New York Festival of Song

On February 17, 2014, Baritone Shea Owens joined pianist and co-artistic director of NYFOS (New York Festival of Song), Michael Barrett, in the premiere performance of two of my most recent compositions, False Morning, and The River-Lip. Originally written for Baritone and Guitar, the songs were recorded by Michael Strutt, and Will George in Vancouver, […]

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