music programmed for

honor choirs, conferences & festivals

SATB or SSAA Chorus & Piano   |   5.5'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Barbara Crooker

Barbara Crooker's text for "In the Middle" describes our need to connect in the rush of ordinary life. The piano serves as an unreliable time-keeper, ebbing and flowing as our perception of time does. The word “time” itself occurs over and over within the piece, serving as a sort of refrain, a reminder to slow down.

SATB, SSAA or TTBB a cappella  |  4 min.  |  Graphite   |   Text: Dale Trumbore

"You see yourself reflected; you learn to love what you see."

This vibrant new piece is about those rare moments when a single experience reshapes you: you visit a place or meet a new person and learn something about yourself you'll carry with you for the rest of your life.

SATB & chamber ensemble  |  15 min.  |  Graphite   |   Text by Dale Trumbore

A meditation on making the decision to marry. "When I was small, unable to sleep,
and imagining, somewhere, a love I hadn't met, imagining that love
awake, imagining that love imagining me too, I am certain that person was you."

SATB, SSAA, or TTBB Chorus & Piano  |   6.5'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Maya Jackson

When confronted with tragedy, we may instinctively search for hope and healing.

In the face of violent injustice, though, maybe the hope we seek can only be found

when we recognize our own accountability and ask what actions we can take

to create lasting change.

SATB a cappella with alto solo   |   4'   |   Graphite  | Text by Laura Foley

Sometimes Peace Comes sets poet Laura Foley's meditation on how it feels to experience peace: "You have stepped into / a place beyond time, / beyond sadness and form. / A wide, high plain / where in the endless, deep silence / you find out what it is, / what it is, / and your part in it."