Freeing the Caged Bird for Woodwind Quintet

Freeing the Caged Bird is a four-movement tribute inspired by the literary works of four native St. Louis women who struggled to give voice to their creativity. The first movement or portrait, Maya, is based on the book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou...

Incantata for Chamber Ensemble

Incantata for Chamber Ensemble was inspired by Paul Muldoon’s poem, Incantata, written in memory of the artist Mary Farl Powers. The poem, published in The Annals of Chile (1994), is both an elegy and a celebration. The premiere was October 30, 2011, at the Touhill...

Phantom of the Dreams’ Origin for chamber Ensemble

Phantom of the Dreams’ Origin for chamber ensemble sets to music a selection of prose poems from Embirikos’ 1935 masterpiece Blast Furnace, which Nikos Stabakis translated into English in his anthology Surrealism in Greece [University of Texas Press, 2008]. The work...