Usonian Dwellings (2019) for Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 17 min
commissioned by the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, Lt. Col. Jason Fettig, director

Program Notes

The two movements of Usonian Dwellings are inspired by designs of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright used the term "usonian" to describe the aesthetics and values behind some of his late homes. His designs
draw inspiration from their surrounding landscapes—evoking an America that is both forward thinking and conscious of the natural world. Taliesin West reflects the stark, desert landscape that surrounds his home and studio in Scottsdale, AZ. Fallingwater, perhaps Wright's most famous residential design in Mill Run, PA, appears to hover majestically over the rushing falls on which it was built.


Lands End (2021) for chamber wind ensemble (20 players), 10 minutes
Commissioned by the Pacific Rim Chamber Winds Consortium, Dr. Rickey Badua, commission coordinator

Program Notes

Lands End is inspired by a place at the western corner of San Francisco. The windy, wooded cliffs of Lands End overlook a shoreline peppered with shipwrecks and ruins, where the bay opens to the sea.


Kinds of Light (2018) for reed quintet, 10 min
commissioned by Akropolis Quintet and I-Park Foundation