My music is often inspired by intense emotional experience. In 2011, my mother was diagnosed with a serious illness. Prayer was written as a response to this terrifying news. Thankfully, my mother recovered fully, and Prayer became the middle movement of my viola concerto, written for my friend Brett Deubner. In the years since, Prayer has also been performed by many soloists in multiple recital versions around the world. (You can explore some of these performances below).
The idea for a Prayer Project arose as I watched the coronavirus sweep around the globe in March 2020, bringing suffering and hardship to so many people in my personal circle and in the wider world. I have never felt such a need for music that communicates comfort, healing, and spirituality.
I started my Prayer Project to create a collaborative platform for highlighting music created from a spiritual and emotional place that I hope will be uplifting people who seek comfort in music. The first of these projects is a Virtual Flute Orchestra, which is currently in the works.
This page also offers links to performances of specific pieces of mine that I hope will be spiritually uplifting.
I invite you to explore the Prayer Project. Updates will be made regularly.
Stay safe and healthy everyone, and I hope you enjoy the music!