Recent Performance in Prague!
July 21. 2022
European premiere of wind ensemble piece "the mountains rend themselves apart" by Edmonton Winds at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles
in Prague, Czech Republic.
Photo credit: Sylvia Shadick 2022
August 25. 2022
Performance of piece "the moon and other celestial bodies shall be used exclusively for peaceful purposes" for marimba and piano by the SHH!! Ensemble in the Ete musical de Barachois Festival in New Brunswick
August 10 - 26. 2022
Expedition to the High Arctic (Nunavut and Greenland) for research-creation composition project; Looking North - Outside the Chamber, a collection of chamber works for developing musicians.
July 21. 2022
Received the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association Continuing Education Scholarship.
July 26. 2022
Virtual Friendship Concert, 11th Bali International Choir Festival 2022 featuring "Journey Song" - performed by Babel Choir directed by Dr. Elaine Choi.
July 21. 2022
European premiere of wind ensemble piece "the mountains rend themselves apart" by Edmonton Winds at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in Prague, Czech Republic.
July 2. 2022
Premiere of art song, "Portraits of Birdsong no. I, Beyond Harmonic Sounds" a song cycle for tenor, piano, and fixed electronics. Poetry by Madhur Anand, tenor Asitha Tennekoon, and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa.
June 26 - 30. 2022
Attend the Vancouver Art Song Lab at the Canadian Music Centre (Vancouver) and the Vancouver Academy of Music.
June 3. 2022
Premiere of wind ensemble piece "the mountains rend themselves apart" by Edmonton Winds, directed by Ray Baril at Convocation Hall, University of Alberta.
May 25. 2022
Commercial recording of "At First Light" with Exultate Chamber Singers (Glen Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada).
Commercial recording of "Breathing Room" with MacEwan University Music Department Generations Recording Project.
May 18 - 24. 2022
Attended Choral Canada PODIUM National Choral Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Choral Piece "At First Light" was feature in a graduate conducting masterclass with Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt and Exultate Chamber Singers. The piece was also performed at a PODIUM featured concert with Exultate Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Mark Ramsay, on Monday May 23, 2022 at Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
May 15. 2022
Premiere of choral piece "Book of Songs" by Pro Coro Canada at the Westbury Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta. Poetry by Anna Marie Sewell.
May 9 - 13. 2022
Attended Canadian League of Composers PIVOT program with Pro Coro Canada with workshops, rehearsals, and professional development.
April 5. 2022
Selected to attend the Vancouver Chamber Choir's Interplay Workshop for piece, Taxday Homestretch at the Orpheum Annex in Vancouver, Canada.
Received the Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship at the University of Alberta.
Choral piece, "Journey Song" published through Cypress Choral.
Chamber piece "Time Ghost" published in the ERA for a University of Alberta Covid Arts Project.
Received notice of a Canada Graduate Scholarship Awardee for 2022/2023.
March 27. 2022
Awarded the University of Alberta Green and Gold Grant for Student Leadership and Professional Development.
March 17. 2022
Artist Presentation to the Tuckamore Emerging Composer Cohort for the Widening the Circle Program (Newfoundland).
March 17. 2022
"Journey Song" posted on the University of Alberta International Day of Happiness Campaign.
March 10. 2022
Awarded Choral Canada Composer Competition for the Stephen Chatman Award for "At First Light."
March 7. 2022
Artist Presentation to the Canadian League of Composers PIVOT cohort.
Jan 12. 2022
Premiere of piece, "Coyotes" by soprano Maghan McPhee and pianist Valerie Dueck with the East Chamber Music Emerging Composer Festival, Ottawa, Canada. Poem by Alberta poet Jon Whyte.
Jan 5. 2022
Composition Mentor for Tuckamore's Widening the Circle Festival with Duo Concertante.
December 14. 2021
Premiere of "Twenty-Six Punctographic Preludes" by The Edmonton Saxophone Quartet at Convocation Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
December 13. 2021
Performance of Big Band Arrangment, "Bill and Coo" by the MacEwan University/Alberta College Community Big Band, directed by Dan Davis at Muttart Hall, Alberta College, MacEwan University, Edmonton Alberta.
November 24. 2021
Artist Presentation to University of Alberta Composer's Forum.
November 22. 2021
Attended Art Song Workshops and Residency with East Chamber Music Emerging Composer Festival (virtual) Toronto, ON, Canada.
November 20. 2021
Recipient Presentation of the Edmonton Winds David Erdmann Memorial Scholarship by the Edmonton Winds at the Arden Theatre, St. Alberta, Alberta, Canada.
November 20. 2021
Clinician/Mentor for Young Composers Program: Contemporary Showcase Edmonton Young Composer's Program Performance.
November 15. 2021
President's Medal Recipient and Student Convocation Address
MacEwan University Fall Convocation Ceremony, 2021, Winspear Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
"This distinguished award is presented to a graduating student with multiple areas of accomplishment. Recipients are academic achievers, student leaders and active members of their communities. They strive to make their university and the world a better place, and they set high personal standards in all that they do."
November 14. 2021
Premiere of "At First Light" choral piece by Exultate Chamber Singers, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Directed by Dr. Mark Ramsay
November 2. 2021
Premiere of "Journey Song" choral work by Babel Choir, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Directed by Dr. Elaine Choi.
November 2021 - May 2022
Selected as one of six emerging composers nationwide in the Canadian League of Composers PIVOT program to work with Dr. Michael Zaugg and Pro Coro Canada Choir with composer/mentor Rebecca Bruton.
October 3. 2021
Film Premiere of "Blind Ambition: The Story of Wop May" - where I assisted in orchestrating the film score for composer John McMillan. CBC Interview HERE.
August 20. 2021
Recording session with Babel Choir for "Journey Song" choral work as part of Choral Composer Mentorship Program in Partnership with the Canadian Music Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
August 11. 2021
"The Moon and other celestial bodies shall be used exclusively for peaceful purposes" performed by the SHHH!! Ensemble
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity through their EVOfest program, Alberta, Canada. Livestreamed from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
August 1. 2021
"The Moon and other celestial bodies shall be used exclusively for peaceful purposes" performed by the SHHH!! Ensemble performed at Ottawa Chamberfest, Livestreamed from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 26. 2021
Prague Orchestral Recording of Film Score, worked with film composer John McMillan in orchestrating score he composed. Remote recording was held at MacEwan University. Listen to CBC interview HERE.
June 25. 2021
Performance of "The Peculiar Dances of Shifting Minds" by Allegra Chamber Orchestra as part of their FestivELLE, directed by Janna Sailor. Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
June 21. 2021
New Music Edmonton Summer Solstice Series, Northern Sunrise, for String Quarte. Virtual Premiere Performed by Obsessions Quartet in collaboration with Good Women Dance Collective. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
June 7. 2021
Recording session with Allegra Chamber Orchestra. Orpheum Annex, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Work Published in the MacEwan University MUSe Journal, "troposphere" for prepared piano.
May 30. 2021
East Chamber Music Emerging Composer Festival premiere of "The Moon and other celestial bodies shall be used exclusively for peaceful purposes"- Toronto, ON.
March - June 2021
Allegra Chamber Orchestra Composer Mentorship Program. One of six emerging, female identifying composers chosen to patriciate in a mentorship program with Dr. Jocelyn Morlock and Maestra Janna Sailor. Hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia (operated virtually).