Commissioned “Woland’s Lantern” to be premiered by the Mid-America Woodwind Quintet.
Passepartout Duo to premiere commissioned “Tick” as part of Dimensions Art Center Residency in Chongqing, China.
Great Noise Ensemble to perform Peapõrutus (Concussion) as part of the season finale, The Four Freedoms: Freedom from Fear. Westmoreland United Church of Christ, Bethesda, Maryland.
Guest Lecture at California State University, Long Beach Composition Forum.
Evita Trembley to perform Cycle Kardashian. The Fine Arts Building, Studio 412.
The Spatial Forces Duo performs Solaris Keskus at International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest 2018, Ostend, Belgium, July 2018.
Quartet for Four Abstract Expressionist Paintings to receive European premiere by MiamiClarinet at International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest 2018, Ostend, Belgium, July 2018.
"Technical Landing" premiere at Charlotte New Music Festival.
Returning to the Charlotte New Music Festival as Assistant Program Director.
Speaking on "Gender Representation in New Opera" panel at New Music Gathering on Opera Kardashian and the future of trans opera. Hosted by Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Opera Kardashian, doctoral dissertation in composition, to be workshopped by Frost Opera Theater and Ensemble Ibis at University of Miami.
Performance of "Solaris Keskus" arrangement, commissioned by The Spatial Forces Duo, at University of North Carolina at Charlotte Center City. In affiliation with Goodyear Arts.
Performance of "Solaris Keskus" arrangement, commissioned by The Spatial Forces Duo, at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In affiliation with Goodyear Arts.
Solaris Keskus featured on University of Miami Society of Composers, Inc. concert. Saturday, April 7 at 1:00 pm in the St. Bede Episcopal Chapel, Coral Gables, Florida.
Featured Presenter, Research Intersections Spring Graduate Research Symposium at University of Miami
Presenting "Creating Caitlyn Jenner on Stage: Composing for Trans Women Opera Singers" in the Universtiy of Miami Student Activities Center Vista Room.
Commissioned arrangement of "Solaris Keskus" for Spatial Forces Duo (Bb clarinet and Bb bass clarinet), piano, and fixed media to premiere at Music by Women Festival, Mississippi University for Women, March 1-3, 2018.
Sam Attaguile (http://www.samanthaattaguile.com) to perform portions of "Cycle Kardashian" at New Brew Chicago at the Heartland Cafe.
Ravello Records to release "Shadow Etchings: New Music for Flute," featuring Kaufman's Hang Down Your Head for solo flute, on February 9.
Works also by Besingrand, Bunk, Gross, Minakakis, Dulaney, and Ye, performed by Orlando Cela.
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Orlando Cela to perform "Hang Down Your Head" for solo flute.
Zachariah Matteson to perform "Scratch the Surface" at University of Texas--Austin.
Peapõrutus (Concussion) is Semi-Finalist, The 2017 American Prize Instrumental Chamber Music Student Division. Winner of the 2017 Ensemble Ibis Competition Graduate Division; performed on 2017 Winter Heat New Music Festival. Premiered on New England Conservatory Composers’ Series, Arthur Berger Memorial Concert, Jordan Hall, February 2015. Commissioned by Atlantic Music Festival.
Be Still My Heart, commissioned and performed by the Na Wai Chamber Choir, is a Semi-Finalist for The American Prize.
Melissa Serluco to perform Cycle Kardashian in New York City during National Opera Week 2017. Church of the Covenant (310 E 42nd St.), NYC.