Awards, Grants, and Excerpts from Reviews

Awards for Composition, Music Direction, Sound Design         Awards for THE WEB OPERA

   NAACP Los Angeles Theatre Award (nom) - THE WHIPPING MAN (2016)                                        OFFICIAL SELECTION - 33 Film Festivals including:

​   Los Angeles Theatre Alliance Ovation Award (nom) - THE WHIPPING MAN (2015)                     Best Musical Film - Accord Cine Fest, Only the Best Film Awards (2021)

   American Composers Forum/LA Chamber Music Competition winner (2009)                                Best Music - INDIE BOOM Festival (2019)

   Helen Hayes Awards, Washington DC (nomination-2006)                                                                      Best Web Series/Television & Web Media - Redwood, After Hour Fest (2020)

   Los Angeles Ticketholder Award - NIGHTHAWKS (2006)                                                                        Best Short Film, Music Direction - Global Monthly Online Competition (2020)

   Bay Area Critics Circle Awards - 1995, 1998, 2002 (nomination)                                                          Best Experimental Short - London Indie Short Festival/24 Frames (2020)

   Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards (nominations) - 1984, 1989                                                             Award of Merit/Humanitarian Award - Best Shorts, One Reeler Fest (2019)

   Los Angeles Dramalogue Awards - 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997                                          Official Selection and Screening - LA Experimental Film/Music Award (2019)

   San Diego Critics Circle Awards and/or Patte Awards - 1984, 1985, 1989,                                      Honorable Mention - NYC IO Film Festival, Santa Monica Film Festival (2020)

                1990, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2015 (nomination)                                                             NEW MUSIC GATHERING - Special Screening (2021)                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                              click for more WEB OPERA festival awards & details   

​FEATURE ARTICLES

   South Coast Repertory Blogspot/Feature - 55 productions at SCR                                                    THE WEB OPERA - feature and reviews - Fanfare Magazine (2020)

   Los Angeles Times - Composer, La Jolla Playhouse                                                                                   THE WEB OPERA - feature and review - Film Score Monthly (2019)                           Los Angeles Times - Mac Wellman's ALBANIAN SOFTSHOE                                                                  THE WEB OPERA - feature and review - Cut Common Magazine (2019)
   Los Angeles Times - THEIR THOUGHT AND BACK AGAIN                                                                        Podcast Interview - LET'S TALK ABOUT MUSIC (2021) 
   Orange County Register - Composer, South Coast Repertory                                                               Webcast Interview - CUP OF HEMLOCK (2020)

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GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES
Santa Monica Arts Commission Grant - 2016-17
Sundance Documentary Composer Fellow - 2011
American Composers Forum Subito Grant - 2007
Lila Wallace Foundation Grant/Sundance Fellow - 1994-5

 

For more information about awards and grants, please feel free to contact me; to download a pdf of reviews, please click here.