The American Prize semi-finalist in three categories!

I received the great news that I’ve been selected as a semi-finalist in three divisions of The American Prize composition competition: instrumental chamber music for my work “Submerged Worlds,” vocal chamber music for “Emily’s Garden,” and Opera/Theater/Film division for my mini-opera “All That Glitters,” on the libretto of Michelle Alexander! All three works were written during my time as a Masters student in composition at SMU, and I was still studying there at the time of my application, so I applied in the student division (my last opportunity to do that!) The American Prize will be announcing finalists soon. Wish me luck! You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: or follow the news on Facebook: or Twitter: