As a musician, it is important and incredibly rewarding to work with living composers to create a brand new piece of music.  I have been blessed to work with wonderful colleagues and friends on several unique and exciting compositions.

  • Dayton Kinney

    • Perspective on an Optical Poem (2015), a solo violin film score for Oskar Fischinger's 1938 short film "An Optical Poem"
    • Casey at the Bat (2014), a dramatic reading of Ernest Thayer's poem by the same title, accompanied by clarinet, trumpet and percussion
    • Foul Ball! (2014), a duet for violin and clarinet

 

  • Ash Stemke

    • Launch Sequence (2014), a solo violin film score for Georges Méliès 1902 film "Le Voyage dans la lune."  The piece was chose to become part of The Moon Arts Project which will accompany the Astrobotic LunarX Competition rover on its 238,900-mile journey to the moon.

 

Violin - Christin Danchi, Piano - Luz Manriquez, Vlahakis Recording Studio - Carnegie Mellon University

  • Marilyn Taft Thomas

    •  Canción (2015), a short piece for violin and piano dedicated to my mentor and teacher Andrés Cárdenes

 

  • Evan J. Williams

    • Diana's Dance & Lullaby (2016), a short piece for violin and piano commissioned for The MoonArk - a sculpture/capsule that will accompany an Astrobotic rover on its 238,900-mile journey to the moon in 2020, becoming the first museum on the moon.
    • The View from the Outfield (2014), a duet for violin and clarinet