I’m thrilled to have been selected for the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Orchestrating in the 21st Century workshop and reading session. As part of this event, I will compose a new work for members of the Albany Symphony and conductor David Alan Miller, to be premiered as part of their First Draughts Reading Session, and participate in workshops and masterclasses with composer Christopher Theofanidis. These events are part of the larger American Music Festival—“Sing Out, New York!”, honoring New York’s role in civil rights history. Among the prominent artists participating in this year’s festival are composers John Corigliano and David Del Tredici, soprano Hila Plitmann, composer/performer Molly Joyce, the Argus String Quartet, and others. I’m so excited to be part of this opportunity and look forward to putting pencil to paper (and eraser to paper) over the next month in what will certainly the fastest composing I’ve done in some time!