I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected as the winner of the Texas Music Teachers Association's Commissioned Composer Award. I am deeply grateful for the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association for their nomination. I am also grateful to TMTA for their incredible dedication to the development of music students in the state of Texas. I took part in many of their wonderful opportunities as a young musician, and many of those experiences have helped propel me into my doctoral studies and professional career. It's a great joy to continue in the life of this great organization by composing a work for them.
The commission is for a 15 minute chamber work to be performed by students of the organization. The premiere will be at the 2016 TMTA Convention in Dallas. I'm simply thrilled to represent the many fine composers in my home state and very thrilled to represent my hometown in this award. More details will be coming as the project develops.