Fall 2021 concerts, and new Substack

Two quick updates, one musical, one not:

1. IOCSF's fall concerts are now scheduled! We'll be singing on December 4 at 7:30 PM at Christ Church Berkeley and December 18 at 7:30 PM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco…

Singing in person again!

I don't have any performances of my own music to announce, but I do have a couple of in-person singing gigs to promote!

First of all, in October, I am going to be singing with Coro Mundi, an ensemble founded…


Looking ahead

The end of pandemic restrictions and the return to group singing are occupying my thoughts quite a lot lately, as I think they are occupying many folks' thoughts. I got my first vaccine shot a week ago and am planning…


New publications of my pieces

I am delighted to announce that I am officially a published composer! Three of my best and most interesting pieces-- "As kingfishers catch fire," "O Clavis David," and "Songs in Time of Peril"-- are now part of the catalogue of …


A new score for our times

Another new score is up on my scores page, a setting of the Advent antiphon "O Clavis David." I started working on this piece some months before the pandemic hit, but was inspired to push it through to a…


American Prize semifinalist

I'm honored to be able to announce that I have been selected as a semifinalist for the American Prize in choral composition for 2019-20:

You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: or follow the news…


A belated summary of 2019, and a look ahead

It's been a very busy, and very distracted, 2019, but I nonetheless have some musical highlights to share:

  • In June, IOCSF performed a revised version of my "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away," originally written in…

Video of Choral Chameleon Institute performance of my work

On June 29, Choral Chameleon concluded its Institute in Brooklyn with a performance of twelve new choral works including my own "Ve hayah ba-'acharit hayamim," the third movement of my Hebrew cycle "Songs in Time of Peril." Their excellent performance…


New YouTube channel for my works

I've started a YouTube channel with recordings of some of my pieces:

All these recordings come with perusal scores so you can see how the music unfolds, hopefully helping you decide whether to purchase scores. I'll add…


New major work: "Songs in Time of Peril"

I'm delighted to announce that I've completed a three-movement choral work entitled "Songs in Time of Peril," with Hebrew texts from Job, Psalm 69, and Micah. Each movement is based harmonically around a different one of the symmetrical scales that…