Guitar Etudes (2012) for guitar - ca. 9'
2017 Composers Concordance 'Generations' Composition Competition, Winner
2013 Third Millennium Ensemble Young Artists Prize, Winner
2013 ASCAP Morton Gould, Finalist
Premiered April 2012: Tim Callobre (guitar) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA
Guitar Etudes is a set of six etudes for the acoustic guitar, with the first and sixth featuring the interval of the major and minor 3rd, the second and fifth featuring tritones, and the third and fourth utilizing major and minor 6ths and 7ths. The piece is dedicated to my good friend and musical colleague from my days in the LA Phil's Composer Fellowship Program, Tim Callobre, an intensely gifted guitarist and composer in his own right.