(please click on the title of each piece to learn more about it!)
Commissioned by/world premiere at Playing for Others, March 2016
An original musical for teenage performers about acceptance of self and acceptance of others.
World Premiere at Emerson College, November 2013
The piece tells the story of Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel, using the artist’s own poetry and letters as text, curated and set to music by yours truly.
I am actively rewriting this musical–it was a fantastic experience putting it on its feet, and I learned so much, and I’m working to implement the improvements I want to make.
A video of one of the actors in the piece, Chelsea Glasner, performing my song “Night Prayer,” can be seen here (I’m particularly proud of this song, and Chelsea is an extraordinary performer, so I would recommend watching it).
Other Composition Work
I had the pleasure of composing live music to be performed in productions of several plays, including Fefu and Her Friends (1930’s ragtime and swing), The Grapes of Wrath (1930’s bluegrass, performed by a killer seven-piece band), and The Arabian Nights (inspired by traditional Saudi Arabian melodies adapted for an American interpretation of the famous stories). Writing incidental music and underscore for plays is one of my favorite artistic challenges.