2014 - present. Brandeis University, PhD - Composition and Music Theory (all but dissertation). Teachers – David Rakowski, Erin Gee, Yu-Hui Chang.
2011 – 2013 Yale School of Music, MM - Clarinet Performance. Clarinet teacher – David Shifrin.
2008 – 2011 Peabody Conservatory of Music, BM - Clarinet Performance. Clarinet teacher – Anthony McGill.
Artist residencies, festivals, and other major appearances
2018 (upcoming events)
University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK. Residency with Callithumpian Consort. March 21 – 23, 2018.
Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD. Solo mini-residency with the composition department. Lectures, readings, and a solo concert. March 1 – 2, 2018.
Rice University, Houston, TX. Residency with NUNC Players. February 23 – 25, 2018.
Myrkir Musikdagaar (Dark Music Days), Reykjavik, Iceland. January 26, 2018. Performance of Horatiu Radulescu's "Inner Time II" for seven clarinets, adapted for clarinet and six speakers in surround disposition.
Royaumont Foundation, Royaumont Estate, France. August 20 - 27, 2017. Last festival residency of the tour with Ulysses Ensemble.
Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, NH. July 25 – August 2, 2017. Resident artist with Ensemble Cantata Profana at Avaloch Farm Music Institute. Recording of an album of music by Arnold Schoenberg to follow on August 4 at Octaven Studios, NYC.
Aldeburgh Festival/Britten-Pears Program, Snape-Maltings, U.K. July 4 - 15, 2017. On tour with Ulysses Ensemble. Program of our choice, as well as works by fellow composers.
ManiFeste 2017 at IRCAM, Paris, France. June 26 – July 2, 2017. First festival residency of the tour with Ulysses Ensemble.
Equilibrium Concert Series, Boston, MA. June 9, 2017. Solo recital of new music. Works by Rahilia Hasanova and Ian Power’s 30-minute “swathe” for solo clarinet.
American Composers’ Alliance at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York City, NY. May 12, 2017. Resident artist with American Composers’ Alliance. Premieres of 10 new works with Ensemble Cantata Profana.
Joe’s Pub at the Public, New York City, NY. Cantata Profana Spotlight Series. Duo recital with violinist/violist Jacob Ashworth. Works by G.F. Haas, Claude Vivier, Michael Finnissy, and more.
Interference Series, Flagstaff, AZ. March 24, 2017. Solo recital of new music. Origiinal works, as well as works by Victoria Cheah, Marek Poliks, Ian Power and more.
Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia. February 23, 24, and 25. Chamber music concerts as part of Audeamus International Music Festival. Works by Muczynski, Reich, Stucky, Rzewski, and more.
Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, NH. October 9 – 13, 2016. Resident artist with Ensemble Cantata Profana at Avaloch Farm Music Institute.
British [New] Complexity Invasion Festival, Spectrum, NYC – October 8, 2016. Solo recital as part of the four-day British [New] Complexity Invasion Festival. Works by James Erber, Nigel McBride, and Rahilia Hasanova.
Nes Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland. July 1 – August 31, 2016. Two solo recitals, two composition colloquium presentations, and various collaborative performances.
SICPP Festival for Contemporary Music, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. June 20, 2016. Performance of Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” with Callithumpian Consort.
ManiFeste Festival, Le Centquatre, Paris. July 1, 2016. Premiere of “Solo” by Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC. May 22 – June 7, 2016. Featured clarinet soloist and composer at Spoleto Festival USA. Boulez’s “Dialogue de l’ombre double” at Music in Time Series, premiere of original chamber orchestra work “Verpflichtet II,” rehearsal leader and first clarinet in Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians,” principal clarinet in U.S. Premiere of Helmut Lachenmann’s “Match Girl.”
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. February 6 - 11, 2016. Resident clarinetist/composer at University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Solo program of contemporary works by Koskelin, Finnissy, Barrett and more, as well as lectures on own music and USA contemporary music scene.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA – January 15, 2016. Clarinet lecture recital as part of Black Mountain College Exhibit. Premiere of Marek Poliks’ “Lamina Hollow Volume” for amplified prepared clarinet.
New Music Gathering, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD – January 8, 2016 – Headlining artist (with Lunar Ensemble) at the 2016 New Music Gathering, Peabody Conservatory.
Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. December 12, 2015. Recital as part of new music residency with Lydian String Quartet. New Works for clarinet and string quartet by Brandeis graduate students.
Mimara Museum, Zargeb, Croatia. November 22, 23, 24, 25, 2015 – Featured artist recital (clarinetist/composer) and collaborative chamber music recitals at Audeamus International Chamber Music Festival, Zagreb, Croatia (portrait solo recital, 40-minute chamber work commission, 12 works performed total, including the Brahms Clarinet Trio, Muczynski Fantasy Trio, Beethoven Op. 11, and more).
Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, NH. August 2 - 9, 2015. Artist residency with composer Marek Poliks, working on a new piece.
Wellesley Composers Conference, Wellesley, MA. July 19 – August 2, 2015. Composition fellow at Wellesley Composers Conference.
soundSCAPE Festival for new music, Maccagno, Italy. July 3 - 15, 2015. Guest artist faculty (e-flat clarinet concerto premiere, as well as performances of 12 other solo and small chamber works).
Music Mountain Summer Music Festival, Falls Village, CT – June 28, 2015 – Stravinsky’s “L’histoire du soldat” with Ensemble Cantata Profana.
MusicArte Panama, Panama City. June 16 – 21, 2015. Visiting artist with Alia Musica Pittsburgh.
Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC. May 21 – June 7, 2015. Clarinetist/composer with the orchestra, chamber music performances, new music series.
Frost School at University of Miami, Miami, FL. March 16 – 18, 2015. Resident artist (with Lunar Ensemble) at Frost School of Music at University of Miami composition department.
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ. February 25 – 27, 2015. Visiting clarinetist/composer. Premiere of a new bass clarinet concerto by Devon Tipp, lecture on own composition in composition seminar led by Marcos Balter.
Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD. Fall 2014 – Spring 2015. Resident Ensemble with Lunar Ensemble. Solo/chamber performance and composition features.
Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, NH. October 5 - 20, 2014. Residency with Ensemble Cantata Profana, preparing repertoire for the coming season.
PARMAfest, Portsmouth, NH. August 11- 16, 2014. Chamber music concert with Lunar Ensemble (performance of Zyklus, music by Kevin Puts, Douglas Buchanan and more).
soundSCAPE Festival for new music, Maccagno, Italy. July 4 – 17, 2014. Clarinet visiting artist faculty. Solo recital as well as numerous chamber music collaborations. Premieres of 8 new works.
Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC. May 11 – June 7, 2014. Clarinetist/composer at Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC. Solo, composition, and small chamber ensemble features in Music in Time Series.
soundSCAPE Festival, Maccagno, Italy. July 3 – July 9, 2013. Clarinet visiting artist faculty. Premieres of 8 new works, as well as a solo recital.
Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC. May 12 – June 8, 2013. Clarinetist/composer at Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Solo appearances and composition features in Music in Time Series.
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. March 14 – 18, 2013. Resident artist with Lunar Ensemble. Composition masterclasses and two 90 minute concerts with own repertoire and works by Tulane students.
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY. December 8 – 12, 2012. Resident artist with Lunar Ensemble. Recitals with Pierrot Lunaire, and works by Tulane University composition faculty.
Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD. November 6 – 11, 2012. Pierrot Lunaire Centenary Project with Lunar Ensemble. Multiple performances and workshops of Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire” as well as premieres or six student works based on the remaining poems.
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk, CT. June 17 – July 3, 2011. New Music Ensemble Fellow at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival New Music Workshop.
Shriver Hall Discovery Series, Baltimore, MD. May 8, 2011. Solo recital of standard repertoire as the winner of Yale Gordon Concerto Competition.
Levine School of Music, Washington, DC. April 26, 2011. Solo recital as an outstanding alumnus.
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk, CT. June 15 – July 1, 2010. New Music Ensemble Fellow at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival New Music Workshop.
Solos with orchestra or large ensemble
July 25, 2017 Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, Waterville, ME. World premiere of Solbong Kim’s “Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra.”
July 12, 2015 soundSCAPE Ensemble, Maccagno, Italy. World premiere of Marc Yeats’ “Shapeshifter” for e-flat clarinet and ensemble, soundSCAPE Festival.
February 27, 2015 Montclair State University Orchestra Players, Montclair, NJ. World premiere of Devon Toyotomi’s “Krev/Sanglots” for bass clarinet and ensemble.
October 20, 2011 Lunar Ensemble, Baltimore, MD. Samuel Brannon’s “Concertino” for clarinet and chamber ensemble at An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD. Gemma New conducting.
May 4, 2011 Baltimore Concert Orchestra, Baltimore, MD. Concerto for Two Chalumeaux with Joshua Anderson (clarinet 2).
April 20, 2011 Peabody Camerata, Baltimore, MD. John Adams’ “Gnarly Buttons” for clarinet and small orchestra. Gene Young conducting.
February 10, 2011 Peabody Chamber Orchestra at Washington Performing Arts Society, Washington, DC. Mozart Clarinet Concerto at Washington Performing Arts Society, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC. “What Makes It Great?” Series with Robert Kapilow conducting.
December 6, 2010 Lunar Ensemble, Baltimore, MD. Premiere of original “Slavic Concerto” in the style of Igor Stravinsky at An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD. Gemma New conducting.
November 12, 2010 Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, MD. Mozart Clarinet Concerto at Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD. Hajime Teri Murai conducting.
May 4, 2010 Baltimore Concert Orchestra, Baltimore, MD. Spohr Clarinet Concerto No. 1
November 11, 2005 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD. November 11, 2005. Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Marin Alsop conducting.
May 25, 2005 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD. May 25, 2005. Debussy’s “Premiere Rhapsodie,” Andrew Constantine Conducting.
February 18, 2004 Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra, Frederick, MD. Franz Anton Hoffmeister's "Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra"
April 14, 2001 Belarus National Philharmonic, Minsk, Belarus. Johann Stamitz “Concerto No.4” for two clarinets
Other notable concerts
2018 (upcoming shows)
National Sawdust, NYC. June 2 and 3, 2018, Aperghis' "Seven Sins of Love" and Philippe Leroux's "Voi-rex" with Ensemble Cantata Profana.
Vietnamese American Composers Association. March 25, 2018, Orange County, CA. Solo works by Khoi Dang and Ton That Thiet.
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, NYC. November 30, 2017. Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” with Ensemble Cantata Profana.
Vietnamese American Composers Association. July 22, 2017 San Jose, CA. Solo works by Khoi Dang and Viet Cuong.
HERE Arts, NYC – June 23, 24, 25 2017. Carter’s Double Concerto and smaller chamber works with Cantata Profana.
New Music Brandeis Series Finale, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – May 7, 2017. Two large ensemble chamber music dissertation works by Emily Koh (20 minutes) and Victoria Cheah (35 minutes).
Boston Sculptors' Gallery, Boston, MA. April 26, 2017. Premiere of "Subtraction" for clarinet and live electronics.
Williams Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. April 20, 2017. Performance with Callithumpian Consort. Music of Lee Hyla.
New Music Brandeis, Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – January 28, 2017. Premiere of “solace” for piccolo trumpet and two electric guitars by International Contemporary Ensemble.
Cantata Profana at St. Luke in the Fields Church, NYC – September 29/30, 2016. Performances of Schoenberg’s “Serenade” Op. 24.
Lex 54 Concert Series, NYC – June 10, 2016. New York premiere of Michael Hersch’s “A Breath Upwards” with Ah Young Hong, Miranda Cuckson, and Jamie Hersch.
New Music Brandeis Series, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – May 7 and 8, 2016. Solo and small chamber ensemble features on the two-day New Music Brandeis Season Finale. Premieres of four new works by graduate student composers.
Heartbeat Opera Festival, NYC – March 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 2016. Performances of “Lucia De Lammermoor” with Heartbeat Opera. Directed by Louisa Proske.
Shoestring Press, Brooklyn, NY – April 22, 2016. Premiere of “Costruire il nulla” for archlute, violin, and cello by Ensemble Cantata Profana.
American Opera Society, NYC – February 28, 2016. Premiere of Susan Kander’s opera “News From Poems” with Cantata Profana/Heartbeat Opera.
Open Sound Series, Third Life Studios, Somerville, MA – February 12, 2016. Feature performances of Marek Poliks’ “Lamina Hollow Volume” for amplified prepared clarinet and original work [BROWN]d for solo recorder.
Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK – February 6 - 11, 2016. Solo program of contemporary works by Koskelin, Finnissy, Barrett, Hasanova and Poliks.
Symphony Space, NYC – January 20 and 21, 2016 – Performances of Webern’s “Three German Songs” Op. 18, Rochberg’s “Contra Mortem et Tempus,” and Dallapiccola’s “Piccola Musica Notturna” with Cantata Profana.
Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA – November 9, 2015. Performance with soprano Tony Arnold at the opening recital/award presentation of Brandeis University GSAS Resident Artist Fellowship.
University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD – November 8, 2015. Portrait recital of chamber music by Rahilia Hasanova at Livewire Festival 2015.
Lex54 Concert Series, NYC – October 20, 21, 2015. Hans Werner Henze’s “Kammermusik 1958” performed unconducted with Ensemble Cantata Profana.
Resonant Bodies Festival, Merkin Concert Hall, NYC – October 19, 2015. Performance of Thomas Ades’ “Life Story” for soprano, two bass clarinets, and double bass with Tony Arnold, Michael Norsworthy, and Randy Zigler.
Richard Barrett Composer Portrait Festival, Spectrum, NYC – June 30, 2015. Three works for solo clarinet, solo bass clarinet and clarinet and piano duo.
Princeton Sound Kitchen, Princeton, NJ – May 11, 2015. Guest artist at Princeton Sound Kitchen. Performances of solo clarinet compositions by Princeton graduate students.
New Music Brandeis Series, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – May 4, 2015. Premieres of 3 graduate student works.
Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – May 3, 2015. Recital with pianist Jared Redmond. Works by Prokofiev, Birtwistle, Berg, Harvey.
Baltimore War Memorial, Baltimore, MD – April 24, 2015. Premiere of Michael Hersch’s “A Breath Upwards” at Baltimore War Memorial New Music Initiative with Ah Young Hong (soprano), Jack Stultz (viola), Jamie Hersch (horn).
Alia Musica Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA – February 7, 2015. Solo recital as featured guest artist. Two world premieres of Pittsburgh composers and a full-length recital showcasing works of new complexity genre and Boulez’s “Dialogue de l’ombre double” for clarinet and electronics.
Music at St. David’s Series, Baltimore, MD – February 6, 2015. Spotlight recital as part of Lunar Ensemble’s residency season. 80-minute recital of new complexity works for solo clarinet/clarinet and piano.
Princeton Sound Kitchen, Princeton, NJ – November 17, 2014 – Premiere of Viet Cuong’s “Wax and Wire” with Cantata Profana at Princeton University.
New Music New Haven, Yale University, New Haven, CT – October 2, 2014. Premiere of William Gardiner’s “Hebbian Theory” for clarinet, violin, and piano.
Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia – September 2, 2014. Recital with Trio Accendo.
Festival Leonardo de Lorenzo, Norcia, Italy – August 23, 2014. Recital with Trio Accendo.
1787 Festival for experimental music, Winchester, VA – July 18, 2014. Solo set of composed music and structured improvisations.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD – April 11, 2014. Marathon season finale concert with Lunar Ensemble. Works by David Smooke, Emily Koh (Barlow Commission), Kevin Puts, Jason Eckardt, and Jukka Tiensuu.
The Lilypad, Cambridge, MA – March 29, 2014. Refractions Vol.2 Tour solo recital. Works by Nathan Davis, Viet Cuong, Gleb Kanasevich, Fay Wang, Ken Ueno, and Brendon Randall-Myers.
The Parlor, Baltimore, MD – March 22, 2014. Refractions Vol.2 Tour solo recital. Works by Steve Reich, Alican Camci Ken Ueno, Gleb Kanasevich.
Winter Palace Art Studio, Georgetown, NW Washington DC – March 15, 2014. Refractions Vol.2 Tour solo recital. Works by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Viet Cuong, and more.
Spectrum, NYC – March 14, 2014. Refractions Vol.2 Tour solo recital. Works by Nathan Davis, Viet Cuong, Gleb Kanasevich, Fay Wang, Ken Ueno, and Brendon Randall-Myers.
New Music New Haven, Yale University, New Haven, CT – March 6, 2014. Premiere of Brendon Randall-Myers’ “Nausea” for bass clarinet and drum machine.
Atlas Performing Arts Center, NE Washington DC – September 25, 2013. Sonic Circuits Festival with noise/ambient project BLK TAG.
Princeton Sound Kitchen, Princeton NJ – May 5, 2013. Premiere of Viet Cuong’s “Zanelle.”
Sprague Memorial Recital Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT – April 8, 2013. Music during the Russian Thaw collaborative lecture recital with pianist Boris Berman, Yale School of Music.
Shriver Hall Discovery Series, Baltimore, MD – November 11, 2012. Pierrot Lunaire Centenary Project recital with Lunar Ensemble. Schoenberg’s PIerrot Lunaire performed alongside four new works for voice and ensemble.
Havertown New Music Series, Nicholas Cairns Sculpture Studio, Havertown, PA – May 12, 2012. Premiere of Joshua Bornfield’s “Kaddish” for bass clarinet, viola, and cello.