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Lectures and Publications

Public Presentations, Publication and Panel Adjudication:

March 3-5, 2017, The Music by Women Festival, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS with Holly Roadfeldt (Preludes I-VI).

November 18, 2016, University of Kansas, Composition Forum, Lawrence, KS.

October 21, 2016, Western Michigan University Composition Forum, Kalamazoo, MI.

September 2, 2016, 3rd Annual connection with Conservatory at the Nelson in collaboration with Andrew Granade, Stephanie Knappe, Jan Schall, Aurelien Boccard, UMKC student dancers (under the direction of Gary Abbott) and Sarah Beth Mundy, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.

June, 2016, External Examiner for the Graduate School of the Chinese University of Hong Kong M.Mus candidate.

February, 2016, COMP Composition Competition, University of MO Columbia, Selection Committee.

December 16, 2015, 2016 Fisk Award for Chamber Music, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

November 16, 2015, 2015 Great Plains Conference Composition Chair, College Music Society.

September 4, 2015, 2nd Annual Convergence in collaboration with Gary Abbott, Brett Reif and Sarah Tyrrell, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.

June 19, 2015, New Music USA Final Panelist.

October 31 2014, National Conference for the College Music Society, group panel “Confluences: Integrating Music into an Interdisciplinary General Education Curriculum,” and poster session “MUSE: A Collaborative Approach to an Interdisciplinary Freshman Experience Course.”

October 15, 2014, MTNA Composition Competition – California, adjudicator.

October 1, 2014, 2015 Sinquefield Coposition Competition adjudicator, Mizzou New Music Initiative.

August 28, 2014, 1st Annual Freshman Convergence featuring faculty from KCAI and the UMKC Conservatory in collaboration with Sarah Tyrrell, Brett Reif and Zach Shemon, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.

February-March, 2014, NewMusicBox: “Framing Your Voice,” part 1 and 2, “Rethinking How We Teach Composition,” part 1 and 2, and “Skirt or Pants?  How about Both.”  Recent links to articles.

February, 2014, COMP Composition Competition, University of MO Columbia, Selection Committee.

March 27, 2013, Bennington College, faculty guest with Michael Hall, Bennington, VT.

March 26, 2013, Ithaca College, faculty guest with Michael Hall, Ithaca, NY.

March 22, 2013, University of Virginia, faculty guest with Michael Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia.

September 24, 2012, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, faculty guest, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

September 19, 2012, 2013 Sinquefield Coposition Competition adjudicator, Mizzou New Music Initiative.

February 20, 2012, “John Adams’ Nixon in China,” with Stephanie Meyer, Kansas City Lyric Opera Guild, Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.

February 9, 2012, Composition Pedagogy seminar, guest with Chen Yi, UMKC, Kansas City, MO.

February, 2012, COMP Composition Competition, University of MO Columbia, Selection Committee.

October 11, 2011, “Creativity and Collaboration,” with Brett Reif (visual artist) and performance of CANOPY by Michael Hall, Chicago Academy of the Arts, Chicago, IL.

October 10, 2011, “Creativity and Collaboration,” with performance of CANOPY by Michael Hall, VanderCook School of Music, Chicago, IL.

July 20, 2011, Thailand International Composition Festival Ruam Samai Award judging panel, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

July 18, 2011, “Creativity and Collaboration” panel with Kee Yong Chong, Koji Nakano Thailand International Composition Festival, Payap University, Chiang Mai, THAILAND (funded by UMKC Conservatory Dean’s Office).

June 22, 2011, “Collaborations Lost and Found,” UMKC Composition Workshop, KC, MO.

June 20, 2011, “Collaborative Processes,” Chair session IV: Song, Stage and Screen Musicology Conference, UMKC.

April 29, 2011, “Inspirations: Paine’s Ferment in CANOPY,” Opening remarks, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, KC, MO.

April 26, 2011, ArtSounds, Vinvettes, Lost and Found, [A Bricoloage], featuring students from Creative Collaborations, La Esquina, KC, MO.

June 21, 2010, “Collaborations Lost and Found,” UMKC Composition Workshop, KC, MO.

April 13, 2010, ArtSounds, featuring students from Creative Collaborations, KC, MO.

January 27, 2010, “Music and Art: Time and Space, the New York School,” Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

July 22-26, 2009, “Collaborations: Lost and Found,” Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

June 2009, SCI CD Series, National Selection Committee.

April 14, 2009, ArtSounds with Brian Collier, Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

March 2009, 2010, COMP Composition Competition, University of MO Columbia, Selection Committee.

November 27, 2008, “Recent Work,” lecture for faculty/students Norwegian University for Science and Technology, Conservatory of Music, Trondheim, Norway.

February 16, 2009, “Overtones with Sonict,” Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

November 17, 2008, “Overtones with Pangea Piano Project,” Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

March 11, 2008, “Stop: Flow,” ArtSounds with Barry Anderson and Barry Moon, Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

February 18, 2008, “Overtones with newEar (II)” Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

February 6, 2008, “Creative Capitol,” Charlotte Street Foundation, panelist, Kansas City, MO.

December 1, 2007, “Painting with the Piano,” a lecture recital, Mara Gibson, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, KC, MO.

November 12, 2007, “Overtones with newEar (I)” Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

November 13, 2007, “COcodeDE,” ArtSounds with Jerry Cannon and Brett Reif, Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

November 29, 2006, “Pre-concert Talk with Ole Jørgen Melhaus,”Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, KC, MO.

November 27, 2006, “Music Connections with Ole Jørgen Melhus,” Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

November 14, 2006 ,“Point Counterpoint,” ArtSounds with Julia Cole, Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

September 15, 2006, “Composer Talk-Back,” Pre-concert talk with newEar composers, KC, MO.

March 15, 2006, “Music Connections with newEar,” Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO.

October 16, 2004, “Pre-concert Talk with Bugallo/Williams Piano Duo,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, KC, MO.

March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2004, “Music and Art,” Kansas City Art Institute, Continuing Education Lecture Series.

February 3, March 2, April 6, 2004, “The History of the Fugue; Making Correlations between Music and Design,” Kansas City Art Institute, visiting artist for semester in School of Foundations, KC, MO.

November 4, 2003, “Elements of Music,” Kansas City Art Institute, Department of Foundations, KC, MO.

March 6, 2003, “My Process of Composing,” Kansas City Art Institute, Photo New Media, KC, MO.

February 4 and 5, 2003, “Brass Bands, Jazz Funerals, and Contemporary Music in New Orleans,” Tulane University, plenary meeting (TIDES), New Orleans, LA.

March 18, 2002, “Writing for Percussion,” Loyola University, Composition Seminar, New Orleans, LA.

April 11, 2001, “Pre-performance lecture for 5 Piano Etudes,” Wednesday Morning Musicale, Buffalo, NY.

March 2, 2001, “Trends in Twentieth Century Music,” Canisius College, History of Modern Art, Buffalo, NY.

February 6, 2001,“Five Collaborative Sketches,” Canisius College, Fine Arts Week, Buffalo, NY.

November 4, 1999, “My Path as a Composer,” SUNY Buffalo, “Women in Music” class, Buffalo, NY.

December 13, 1999, “Meeting a Real-Life Composer,” Schumman Elementary, Buffalo, NY.

November 16, 1996, “Music after Bennington,” Bennington College, Discussion Panelist, Bennington, VT.