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Late Summer 2021 – 


Compose The Forest and the Architect













 September 2021 – Residency at Pine Meadow Ranch






April – June

Finish Composing South Pass for Orchestra










April 24, 2021 

Recording Session – Completed composing for two short silent films:

Un ravalement precipité & Rosalie en Haar Trouwe Meubels part of a larger project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 














 MARCH 24, 2021– ASMAC (American Society of Musicians, Arrangers and Composers)

Served as a Panelist for A Celebration of Advocacy for Women in Music Workshop




















Winter, 2021


Composed Water & Stone for Citywater New Music Ensemble










Completed Call for Justice for Saxophone Quartet, AATB













Fall 2020



Completed  composing Fanfare for Justice for French Horn solo commissioned by Mark Olson

Expanded Fanfare for Justice for French Horn Quartet

Worked with And We Were Heard for recordings of five Grades 1-4 Flex pieces https://www.andwewereheard.org/recordings



July, August & the rest of the summer…


Working with LEADING TONES MUSIC and the CREATIVE REPERTOIRE INITIATIVE to create some Flexible Scores for kids going back to school in the fall!

Check out the FLEXIBLE INSTRUMENTATION Section of this website!



June 16-30, 2020 


Presenting talk on Music and Landscape






















March 21, 2020

NACUSA National Conference CANCELLED




March 18-20, 2020 

CDBNA, West/Northwest Conference CANCELLED



Early March 2020

EARTH DAY research for new quartet

Mojave National Preserve, self – residency













February 15, 2020

Dusk, presented by Cascadia Composers

Portland State University, Lincoln Recital Hall

7:30 pm











February 6, 2020

Glacier Blue, performed by Ovidiu Marinescu

Delaware County Community College,

901 Media Line Rd, Media, PA

5:00 pm


February 5, 2020

Glacier Blue, performed by Ovidiu Marinescu

Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

154 W 57th St, New York City, NY

8:00 pm

















December 18-21, 2019 

Attending the 73rd annual MIDWEST CLINIC in Chicago






November 10, 2019 

Oregon Trail – premiere of the full three-movement piece performed by CITYWATER

Festival of New American Music 

Crocker Art Museum 216 O St, Sacramento, CA

3:00 pm


















September 29-30, 2019 

Pianist Ivana Fransicsi performs Kyripo at the Evmelia Festival in Agria Greece
















July 8-24th 2019

Led the renowned Composing in the Wilderness Seminar – part of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. Worked with 9 amazing composers from across Australia, Wales and the United States, as they created new works performed by the amazing new music ensemble CORVUS – all in less than two weeks! THIS IS as NEW as MUSIC GETS!



June 6-9, 2019

IAWM and FT&M15 Conference:

Women, Feminists, and Music: Transforming Tomorrow Today

will be held at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, on June 6­-9, 2019.

It will bring together composers, performers, scholars, innovators, and improvisers




May 11, 2019

Recording of Glacier Blue by Parma Recording with Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu

at Futura Productions, Boston, Mass




April 28, 2019

Premiere of The Coast in Winter performed by Winona State University Symphonic Wind Band

175 West Mark Street

Winona MN 55987

2:00 pm


March 13, 2019

Oregon Trail, mvmt 1 – Me-a-pa-teis performed at the TURN UP

Festival in Tucson AZ – Concert 7:30



March 8, 2019

Cellist David Eby performs Glacier Blue at the Friends of Rain concert

Lewis and Clark, College, Portland, OR 7:30pm



February 20-23, 2019

College Band Directors National Assn. 2019 Conference

Tempe, AZ


November 20, 2018 

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers (Blue-ray) by Kino Lorber Films


In conjunction with the Library of Congress, I composed A House Divided for the 1913 silent film of the same name. 


November 9 and 11, 2018 

Premiere of The Mountain Within, Beaverton Symphony Orchestra


November 2, 2018 

Festival of New American Music;

Oregon Trail, Mvmt 1 Me-a-pa-te performed by Citywater



October 27, 2018

Speaking on a panel about Composers and Careers at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, Ireland


Attending the IAWM annual concert at Trinity College Chapel in Dublin Ireland


October 7, 2018

Oregon Trail mvmt 3, Hyas Tyee Temwata, sponsored by Cascadia Composers
October 7, 2:00 pm at The Old Church, Portland, Oregon



October 4, 2018

Oregon Trail mvmt 1, Me-a-pa-te, Michigan Technological University
October 4, 7:30pm at McArdle Theatre, Houghton, MI



September 29, 2018
Premiere of Oregon Trail, Mvmt 3 Hyas Tyee Temwata, performed by the Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble
Saturday, September 29, 7:00pm at the First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, Georgia.



September 25, 2018
Community Discussion for the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails Act and 175th Anniversary of the Oregon Trail.
Tuesday, September 25, 5:300pm at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City Oregon.



September 23, 2018
Premiere of Oregon Trail, Mvmt 1, Me-a-pa-te, performed by Citywater
Sunday, September 23, 4:00pm at the Empress Theatre in Vallejo, California


July 17-20, 2018

Exploring the Oregon Trail in Nebraska and Wyoming


July 5, 2018

“Widening Inclusion & Visibility Article released on New Music Box,  https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/widening-inclusion-visibility/


June 28-July 9, 2018

Oregon Bach Festival, Composer Symposium, premiere of FREE LAND, mvmt 1, Eugene, Oregon


MAY 27, 2018

Tundra Tapestry for Alto Flute, English Horn and Cello, Portland


MAY 17-19, 2018

New Music Gathering, Boston


May, 2018

Widening Inclusion & Visibility, July 2018, https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/widening-inclusion-visibility/

April, 2018

Release of Le Jardin Perdue on Jeffrey Jacobs 14th CD, Contemporary Eclectic Music for the Piano, Ariel Records,


March 21 – 24, 2018:

CBDNA Conference at Sonoma State University in California


January 27, 2018:

A House Divided recording session at Dead Aunt Thelma’s


January 4-7, 2018:

Chamber Music America 40th Anniversary Conference, New York City


December 10,  2017:

Glacier Blue

Performed by Andrew Shaud @ McArdle Theater, Michigan Technological University



November 2-8, 2017:

International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) conference – Vancouver, BC


July 2017:

July 12-25, 2017 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival – Composing in the Wilderness

July 24 & 25, 2017 Tundra Tapestry premiere by CORVUS New Music Ensemble at Denali National Park and in Fairbanks, AK

July 24, 2017 “Commissioning Landscape Music” published on Landscapemusic.org


May 2017:

New Music Gathering in Bowling Green OH

May 17, 2017, NEXT GENERATION, Digital Exchange Webinar on Community Arts

May 20, 2017 Coal Creek premiere, Cascadia Composers, Portland


April 2017:

April 6 & 7, 2017 Glacier Blue for solo cello

Premiere by Marilyn de Oliveira and Third Angle New Music Ensemble



October 2016:

Presentation on “New Music and Community” at Art of the Rural Placemaking conference- Iowa City, October 12-14

Intersections” CD relase October 14!

Intertwine Alliance – The Life of Ashes performance and presentation, October 18

International Alliance of Women in Music, Annual Concert/meeting October 22nd


September 2016:

September 1, “Landscape Music” published in Oregon Arts Watch http://www.orartswatch.org/landscape-music/

September 2-3 Boise Idaho, Ensemble 208

Glacier MT – research and solo hike for Third Angle commission

September 14-17 – Placemaking – Vancouver BC, Creativity in Public Spaces Leadership Forum


August 2016:

Kickstarter campaign for “Love & Death in Havana – is successful!


May, June, July 2016:

Interview with CULTURE OUT THE BOX July 27, 2016

“Music, Travel, and the New Music Gathering” is published; IAWM JournalVolume 22, No. 1

Glacier MT – research and solo hike for Third Angle commission

July 29 & 30 Britt Festival, Crater Lake National Park


April 2016:

Articles on New Music, Advocacy and Place in April in New Music Box

April 16-24th Traveling to Cuba for the recording of two choral works by Vocal Luna Ensemble in Havana


January 2016:

Completing “Dearly Departed” to be recorded by Vocal Luna Ensemble in April

January 30 “White Rock Morning” Tape piece played at Cascadia Composers’ Concert in Eugene Oregon


November 2015:

11/4/15 “Composing About Landscape” in The Intertwine, Outside Voice

11/13/15 Premiere of The Way Through at Lincoln Hall, PSU Campus, Portland. Presented by Crazy Jane and Cascadia Composers (NACUSA)


July 2015

7/20/15 “Composing Landscape Music” published on Landscapemusic.org

7/25/15 Presenting The Way Through for visitors and park staff at North Cascades National Park

7/28/15 Discussing The Way Through with Stehekin Residents and Seasonal Visitors National Park 


June 2015

6/1/15 “Landscape Music as Advocacy” published on Landscapemusic.org


April 2015:

4/10/15 “Composing about Nature and Wilderness” – Maryhill University


November 2014:

11/11/14 Release of Chat,Chill, Highline CD on Parma Recordings

11/14/14 Premiere of Going Rogue exploring the Rogue River Wilderness as part of the CRAZY JANE concert at Lincoln Hall, Portland State University.

11/18/14 Interview on Chat,Chill, Highline CD at Jimmy Mak’s in Portland


October 2014:

10/4/14 I am continuing my artist residency in North Cascades National Park, exploring, composing and learning about the local culture. On the 4th, as part of the Harvest Festival, I will host an interactive talk with Stehekin residents and visitors on composing about nature, place and culture.

10/6/14 Work with Stehekin school children – great marimba performers, I’m told – on composing about nature.

10/31/14 The recording of Life of Ashes will be played at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg Oregon through December 16th


 September 2014:

9/18 – 10/6/14 I am exploring and composing in North Cascades National Park, as one of two Fall 2014 Artists in Residence.

9/27/14  I am hosting an interactive talk with Stehekin residents and visitors on composing about nature, place and culture.


 August 2014:

8/16 /14 Premiere of CHAT by the Chris Klaxton Band at the Parma Music Festival

8/23/14 Premiere of The Life of Ashes, for Flute, Viola and Percussion commissioned by the Mount Adams Forest Service at the Columbia Arts Center in Hood River Oregon