Chatham Baroque Composers Competition Winner

I am very pleased to announce that I was selected as one of the three winners of Chatham Baroque's Composers Competition along with Moon Young Ha and Lansing McLoskey. We'll all be writing a piece for this trio of baroque violin, viola da gamba, and theorbo/baroque guitar to be premiered in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2012. For those of you who don't know what a theorbo is, check out this video of the group and also notice what a badass violinist Andrew Fouts is. Baroque counterpoint (especially Bach's) is one of the major foundations of my work (including the Build music). So, I'm very excited to take that aspect of my composition back to its roots and figure out how to write for these instruments that are new to me. Also, I'm really looking forward to visiting Pittsburgh, where I've never been.