Awards – Recognitions

  • Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship – Composition: Warsaw, Poland
  • BMI Student Composer’s Award: Seven Textural Settings of Japanese Haiku
  • 1st Prize: PAS International Composition Competition: Bog Music
  • Ju Foundation – International Conference on Education Keynote Address, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1st and 2nd International Shenyang Percussion Festivals, China:
    • Guest Composer/Percussionist/Artistic Advisor
  • Beijing International Percussion Festival: Guest Composer/Percussionist
  • Australian International Percussion Festival: Canbera Keynote Address and Featured Composer/Performer
  • Office of the Vice President for Research – University of Michigan for the composition of his first opera, The Shattered Mirror
  • The Arts Foundation of Michigan and the Michigan Council for the Arts for the composition of his second opera, Twelve Years A Slave
  • The Institute for Study in the Arts at Arizona State University collaborating with visual artist, Murial Magenta in the 3-D Animated Video, Token City
  • The Institute for Study in the Arts at Arizona State University collaborating with visual artist, Murial Magenta Gallery Installation, Token City
  • Shattered Mirror Suite was premiered by George Manahan and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra
  • Apparition, for timpani and orchestra was premiered with Carl Topilow and his National Repertory Orchestra
  • Moon Shadows for solo multiple percussion and band with Michael Haithcock and the University of Michigan Symphony Band
  • Guest Artist Faculty – Banff Centre
  • International Orchestral Institute held at the Banff Centre – 7 years
  • University Faculty Recognition Award: University of Michigan
  • Harold Haugh Award for Excellence in Studio Teaching: University of Michigan
  • Office of the Vice-President for Research, University of Michigan – 4 Grants