Washington National Opera - Pepito

written with librettist Marella Martin Koch

Comedy | 22 minutes

4 Singers

Pepito, a lonely shelter dog, misses his old family and his old life. Camila and David, young married professionals, are searching for the perfect dog. As the cracks in Camila and David's marriage deepen, Camila and and Pepito form an unshakeable bond.

Originally premiered by WNO at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. New productions slated for the 2019-20 season. Original cast recording project underwritten by the Presser Foundation, slated for release in early 2020.

Music of Remembrance - Tres Minutos (musical drama)

written with librettist Marella Martin Koch

Drama | 30 minutes

4 Singers

A new dramatic musical work that tells the story of lovers separated at the border and afforded a few minutes to reunite where they grapple with what it means to be in love when they can’t be together.

opera - Gilberto

written with librettist Marella Martin Koch

Drama | Full-Length (in process)

7 Singers

Oakland. 1951. The Korean War looms large over the newly drafted young men of America. Gilberto, 21, left New Mexico for California six years ago and has never looked back. Resourceful and charming, he makes a life but not a living teaching dance lessons at Sweet's Ballroom.

New Moon Duo - Canto Caló

A Nuevomejicano song cycle written for New Moon Duo, sponsored by InterMusicSF and supported through a residency by the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. Libretto by the composer and Melinda Martinez Becker using Caló, a dialect spoken by Pachucos in the 1950’s throughout the Southwest.

Friction Quartet - El Correcaminos

A new string quartet exploring the symbol of the roadrunner and what it meant to the various peoples of New Mexico. Premiered in spring of 2019, with performances slated through 2020, including in New Mexico hosted by Music in Corrales.

Glimmerglass opera - young artist

First ever young artist composer in residence at the Glimmerglass Festival 2019. Orchestral reduction for Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades, directed by Francesca Zambello, and additional songs and scenes slated for performance in the summer.