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I'm spending a part of the week in Newark, Delaware at FlipCamp Music Theory 2014, an un-conference focused on topics in music theory pedagogy. It has been immensely helpful to hear about how my colleagues around the country have been grappling with different issues...

I'm really excited to be heading to Taipei for the premiere of Theseus and the Minotaur, presented by the Asian Young Musicians Connection. This will be the first outing for my new boardgame piece, and my colleague David Jones is designing and building the...

I have been commissioned by the Asian Young Musicians Connection out in Taipei, Taiwan to write a new piece for two percussionists. The composer mentor for this year's AYMC is Richard Tsang (Hong Kong), and he has written extensively about the idea of creative...

Just finished another aria from Heartbreak Express. This one is for the countertenor of the ensemble, who will play Ms Parton's assistant. The aria will be part of Rhymes With Opera's concert at York College CUNY on April 29. Check it out...

Rhymes With Opera will be represented by Elisabeth Halliday at the next Otherwise Unsung: New Opera Takeover event, curated by Rachel Peters. The show will take place at the Cornelia Street Cafe on Monday 3/24. Elisabeth will be singing "Ease This Burden" from...

I just conducted the premiere of "Ease This Burden", an aria from my opera project Heartbreak Express, with a libretto by John Clum, as part of the New Music Bake Sale at Rouleete (Brooklyn, NY) on March 16, 2014. This was the first showing...

I'm putting together proposals for oral history projects, and wanted to find a way for interested individuals to record and upload their own oral histories. At the moment, I'm continuing fieldwork for The Emigrants, a project for New Haven-based New Morse Code, that will...

Just looking though my sketches this New Years morning, and getting excited about the projects on the table for 2014: to finally complete the new Dolly Parton fans opera, and also get going on the fieldwork for the new piece for New Morse Code. Here's a...

I'm writing a string quartet, by itself, for the first time. This is a commission from the Romer Quartet in Hong Kong, a new group that my friend Ringo Chan is a part of. I know Ringo from various music friends in HKG,...

It's been about one month and change since I began teaching at York College as a new assistant professor (of music). To-date, on (a very unscientific) average, whenever I tell friends and acquaintances where I currently work, just about 8 out of 10 people...