For Song of the Refugees:
"..Very lovely, and has all the hallmarks of refinement and sensitivity that is in all your music. It’s a fine text, too!"
David Conte, Professor of Composition, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
For Buddha in Glory:
"You were our first choice of composers to commission--and definitely the right one."
Ryan Connolly, Music Director, Resound Ensemble
"Thank you for your beautiful piece- it was a joy to sing!"
AnnMarie Borch, Singer and Board Chair, Resound Ensemble
For To My Excellent Lucasia:
“…a lovely piece on a beautiful and intelligent text,
with singable lines and an engaging piano part..”
Eliza Rubenstein, Orange County Women’s Chorus
For Where Everything is Music:
“THIS...IS... GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!”
Lou De La Rosa, West Valley Chamber College Singers
For Festival of the Wild Women:
“…we debuted ‘Festival’ last night. What a moment it was!
Clearly an audience favorite.”
Kim McCreary, Arizona Women in Tune
For Winds of May:
“ The kids love it! "
Janet Sablinsky, Ignatius College Prep
Silicon Valley Arts & Business (“Abby”) Award, 2010.
San Francisco California ACDA Choral Composition Contest, 2007.
San Francisco ArtSong Competition (winner) 2006.
California ACDA Choral Composition Contest, 2005.
San Francisco ArtSong Competition, (honorable mention) 2004.
Annual Choral Competition, San Francisco Conservatory, 2002.
Kerrville Folk Festival, (honorable mention)1993.
Austin Music Umbrella Songwriters Competition, from 1984-1990.
Spirit of Nurture, original songs
Some Representative Works
SIGNS: Voices from the Women's March, SSAA and piano,
Song of the Refugees, SSAA and piano, original words.
Buddha in Glory, SATB a cappella,
words by Rilke, tr. Luke Fischer and Lutz Näfelt
Who We Are, SATB and piano, original words.
Where Everything is Music, SATB and piano,
words by Rumi, tr. Coleman Barks.
Here We Are, SSAA and piano,
original words created from singers’ input.
Jewel in the Lotus – SSAATTBB a cappella,
based on a Tibetan Buddhist chant with additional original words.
Winter, SATB (also available for SSA) and Celeste or Piano,
words by William Shakespeare.
To My Excellent Lucasia, SA divisi and piano,
words by Katherine Phillips.
Darest Thou Now O Soul, SSAATTBB a cappella,
words by Walt Whitman.
Five Lorca Songs, a song cycle for soprano and piano,
words by Federico Garcia Lorca.
Afternoon on a Hill, SAB and piano,
words by Edna St.Vincent Millay.
Winds of May, SATB a cappella,
words by James Joyce.
Festival of the Wild Women, SSAA, and piano, original words.
Rainbow Bridge, SATB and piano,
original words compiled from singers' input.
And If, SATB, Bb clarinet and piano, words by James Merrill.
Queen of Myself, original words based on book of the same name.
…and many other choral and solo vocal works…
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