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Aug 2016... Commissioned by percussionist Stuart Langsam to write a mairimba piece.

​May 2016... Lectured on techniques of Phonetic Composition for Studio Xenakis at the University of California - Santa Barbara on the invitation of Dr. Clarence Barlow.

March 2016... Hosted the 2016 National Students of Electronic Music Event (N_SEME) at the University of Oklahoma, serving as communications and public relations chair.

March 2016... 'Golyama Greshka' for fixed media selected for performance at the 2016 N_SEME Conference at the University of Oklahoma.

February 2016... ... inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society at the University of Oklahoma.

January 2016... entered into an agreement with Centaur Records for distribution on the Naxos label of two phonetic compositions for chamber orchestra.

July 2015... 'Transients' for fixed media was selected for performance at the NYCEMF conference in New York City.

June 2015...  'Perigee and Apogee,' mvt. III. Unconquered Relics, places 1st in the United States and 5th internationally in the Ravel Association international Composition Competition in Bergamo, Italy.

May 2015... Awarded the Michael Finnegan scholarship for contributions to the field of musical composition at the Univeristy of Oklahoma.

March 2015... 'Transients' for fixed media was selected for performance at the N_SEME conference at Bowling Green State University. 

July 2014... 'A Woodland Scene' selected for performance at the Denali Music Festival.

March 2014... Presented research of Phonetic Composition at Iowa State University as part of a national conference.

March 2014... Premiere of 'eight' for wind quintet at the Midwest Graduate Music Conference at the University of Wisoncsin - Madison by Black Maigold wind quintet.

Fri, June 7, 2013... Featured Composer at www.ComposersCircle.com. Click the link and visit the site. Leave me a comment to let me know you dropped by!

June 1, 2013... Composer Clarence Barlow integrates Perigee and Apogee into his curriculum at UC-Santa Barbara.

June 2013... Completion of the new phonetic composition Perigee and Apogee for chamber orchestra, the subject of my master's thesis.

May 2013... Commissions from saxophonist Robert Palermo for a new solo work for saxophone and piano to be premiered at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference (performance was postponed until NASA conference in 2014 and performed by Brennan Lagan at OU). 

May 5, 2013... Premier of Dvali's Darkness for trombone, saxophone, piano and percussion by Webb T. Gardner, Robert Palermo, Martha de Luna, and Melanie Settle at Cole Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

April 2013... Premier of Like the Rain, a piece for vocals and piano accompaniment, for inclusion in the Elon University Theater Department's stage production of August: Osage County, under the direction of Kirby Wahl.

April 12, 2013... Offered and accepted Graduate Assistantship to teach Music Theory at the University of Oklahoma beginning Fall 2013. Very cool. Thanks, Dr. Marvin Lamb and Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis!

July 2012... Composing in the Wilderness residency in Denali National Park... Premier of Sketches from Denali for brass quartet, performed by the University of Alaska at Fairbanks Faculty Brass Quartet for the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival on July 27 at Davis Concert Hall on the campus of The University of Alaska at Fairbanks.




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