I was honored to win the National Composer award as part of Seattle-based choir The Esoterics' annual POLYPHONOS competition. I will be receiving a commission to write a new work to be premiered in October 2018, and will be traveling to the performances to work with the choir and their director Eric Banks, and speak about my work. The Esoterics have been dedicated to high-quality performances of contemporary works since their inception; this is their 25th anniversary season.
I've had many opportunities to live and work in a wide variety of places in recent years, but I haven't been able to do much musical work in my beautiful home territory of Washington state. I can't begin to express how happy I am to not only get to work with musicians of The Esoterics' and Eric's caliber, but do it so close to my home which I miss.