Commissions

One of the most rewarding aspects of composing is collaborating with conductors and ensembles. If you would like to commission a new piece, please visit the contact page and I will be happy to discuss any questions you might have about creating a special composition for your ensemble or upcoming event.

Title TBD for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by Dave Heupel and Greene County Schools, IA

Shadow and the Dreaming for SSA chorus and piano
Commissioned by University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Amy Kotsonis, Cedar Falls, IA

Title TBD 20 minute work for SATB chorus, piano, and string orchestra

Commissioning consortium:

Arlington Master Chorale, TX - Randy Jordan, conductor

Cherry Creek Chorale, CO - Brian Leatherman, conductor

Des Moines Choral Society, IA- Dr. James Rodde, conductor

Festival Singers of Florida - Dr. Kevin Fenton, conductor

Master Singers, WI - Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, conductor

newVoices Choir, WI - Dr. Phillip Swan, conductor

Perform International Festival Choir, Tallinn, Estonia - Dr. Ryan Beeken, conductor

San Antonio Chamber Choir, TX - Dr. Richard Bjella, conductor

Two Rivers Chorale, MN - Tim Sawyer, conductor

Title TBD for SATB chorus and piano
Commissioned by Parkview United Church of Christ in White Bear Lake, MN

Title TBD for SATB chorus and piano
Commissioned by Trinity Lutheran Church, Mason City, IA

Title TBD for SATB chorus and piano
Commissioned by Adrian Smith and Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN

Title TBD for SSA chorus and piano
Commissioned by Minnesota Valley Women's Chorale, Judy Sagen, MN

Title TBD for SSA chorus and piano

Commissioned by the University of Kentucky Women's Choir, Dr. Lori Hetzel, KY

Title TBD for SATB chorus and piano

Commissioned by Choirs of America Carnegie Hall premiere, NY

Title TBD for SATB chorus and piano

Commissioned by Dordt University, Ryan Smit, Sioux City, IA

Swifter Than Flame for SATB chorus and piano
Commissioned by Clemson University conducted by Anthony Bernaducci, Clemson, SC

All Things New for SATB chorus and piano

Commissioned by Cayce United Methodist Church, Craig Coelho, conductor, Cayce, SC

You are the Peace for SATB chorus, piano, and violin

Commissioned by First Congregational United Church, Dr. Brian Knutson, Janesville, IL

Tyger for SATB chorus and piano

For National American Choral Directors Association JH/ Middle School Honor Choir

Dr. Andrea Ramsey, conductor

Welcome the Dawn for SATB choir, piano and string quartet
Commissioned by Detroit County Day School, Detroit, MI

To Thee My Heart I Offer for SATB choir and string quartet
Commissioned by Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, Knoxville, TN

 

Refuge for SSAA choir with piano and cello
Commissioned by Daniel Jackson and Stone Bridge High School, VA

for the 2019 Virginia Music Educators Conference

 

I Will Lift up My Eyes for SATB choir
Commissioned by Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, Lake Oswego, OR

 

Alleluia for SATB choir
Commissioned by Gustavus Adolphus College Choir conducted by Dr. Brandon Dean, St. Peter, MN

 

Awake, My Soul for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by St. Simons Island Sacred Music Festival, GA

 

There Was a Time for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by the Cecilia Ensemble in memory of Lily Kate Powell, Augusta, GA

 

Still, Still with Thee for SATB choir
Commissioned by Ripon College conducted by Dr. John Hughes, Ripon, WI

 

When We Love for SATB choir text by Charles Anthony Silvestri
Commissioned by Drake University conducted by Dr. Aimee Beckman-Collier, Des Moines, IA

 

Tyger for SA choir and piano
Commissioned by Herricks Music Boosters in New Hyde Park on Long Island, NY

 

You Do Not Walk Alone for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by River City Women's and Men's Choruses, Jacksonville, FL

Sero te amavi for SATB choir and cello 
Commissioned by the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota conducted by Garrett Lathe, St. Cloud, MN

Through Love to Light for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by Urbandale HS for the National ACDA Conference

Ted Brimeyer, conductor

The Wexford Carol for SATB choir, piano, and string quartet
Commissioned by the Des Moines Choral Society, Dr. James Rodde, conductor
and the Master Singers of Eau Claire, WI, Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, conductor

 

The Blue Ridge for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Honor Choir Festival, PA

 

O Love for SSAA choir and piano
Commissioned by the South Florence Women’s Choir of Florence conducted by Dr. Erick J.Figueras

 

O Love for TTBB choir and piano
Commissioned by the MacDowell Male Chorus, conducted by Herb Berendsen, Appleton, WI 

 

The Rivers' Song for SATB choir and strings
Commissioned by the Master Singers conducted by Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, Eau Claire, WI

 

See How the Rose Unfolds for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by Heartland Youth Choir conducted by Barbara Sletto

 

See How the Rose Unfolds for SSA choir and piano
Commissioned by Heartland Youth Choir conducted by Barbara Sletto

 

Let Beauty Awake for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by Ames Chamber Artists conducted by Dr. David Johnson

 

My Companion for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by Urbandale High School conducted by Ted Brimeyer

I Am the Wind for SSA choir and piano

Commissioned by the 2017 ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Women’s Choir Consortium

All Praise to Thee for SATB choir and strings
Commissioned by the Minnesota Mormon Chorale for the 2017 ACDA-MN State Conference

 

We Would See Jesus for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by Incarnation Lutheran Church, MN

 

I Will Be a Child of Peace for TTBB and piano
Commissioned by Baldwin Wallace University Men’s Chorus, Berea, Ohio

 

All Things are Thine for SATB choir, piano and brass
Commissioned by Martha Krouse for the renovation of Spencer Chapel of William Penn University


The Meditation of My Heart for SATB choir and piano
Commissioned by Stonybrook United Methodist Church, Gahanna, OH

 

 Infant Holy, Infant Lowly for SATB choir and strings
Commissioned by the Des Moines Choral Society conducted by Dr. James Rodde

 

Sussex Carol for SATB choir and chamber orchestra
Commissioned by the Des Moines Choral Society conducted by Dr. James Rodde

 

Holy Ground for SATB choir and piano

Commissioned by Plymouth Congregational Church, Des Moines, IA

 

Song of Miriam for SSA choir and piano
Commissioned by Phillip Brown and Hopkins High School, Minnesota

 

Music in the Night for SATB Choir and piano
commissioned by Ankeny Community Chorus conducted by Steve Carstenson, Ankeny, IA

 

A Farewell for SATB a cappella choir
commissioned by Urbandale Singers conducted by Theodore Brimeyer, Urbandale, IA
for the 2016 NC ACDA Conference, Sioux Falls


V'shamru for SATB choir and piano
commissioned by the Ames Jewish Congregation, Ames, IA

I Will Be a Child of Peace for SSA choir and piano
commissioned by the University of Texas San Antonio Women's Choir conducted by Dr. Gary Mabry
for the Texas Collegiate Women's Choir Festival


As the Rain Hides the Stars for SSA choir and piano
for the 2015 ICDA Opus Treble Clef Honor Choir conducted by Hannah Ryan


Sourwood Mountain for SSAB choir and piano
commissioned by the Young Voices of Colorado conducted by Jena Dickey
for the 2015 International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, NorthWales


I Had a Rooster for SA choir and piano
for the SC ICDA 5th Grade Honor Choir conducted by Erica Seeley


Sing Unto the Lord! for SSATB choir, piano and handbells
commissioned by Kathy Denny for Aldersgate Methodist Chancel Choir
in memory of Bill Denny, Urbandale, IA

Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing for SATB choir and piano
commissioned by the Hardin County Roots and Wings Committee

 

In Its Time for SATB choir and piano
commissioned by Plymouth Congregational Church

 

Psalm 65 for SATB choir, organ and brass
commissioned by the Diocese of Des Moines

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