Commissioned Projects

Scanner Music, October 2010

I was asked by Bruce McCandliss, a Psychology professor at Vanderbilt University, to compose music for one of his experiments.  He will be testing grade school children between the ages of 6-9 in an fMRI, and he wanted music that would help drown out the sound of the machine and keep the kids calm and focused.

I. Blast Off

II. Space Samba

III. Waltzing in Zero Gravity

IV. Meteor Shower

V. Orbiting

VI. The Moon is Made of Cheese

VII. Riding the Comet’s Tail

VIII. Infinity

Other Music

Here is some music that I wrote and was recorded while I was in school at Indiana University.

The Dancing Elephant

A piece for narration and piano.

Rose Dreams in White and Black

A meditative piece for flute/alto flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet, piano, violin, cello, and theremin.

Six Miniatures for Bassoon

A piece for solo bassoon.

Two Songs By People I Know

Based on two poems by friends of mine, it’s written for alto, tenor, piano, and vibraphone.

Cave Paintings



Two movements of a piece for orchestra.