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Zoo Song (2017)

Solo singing flutist
Duration: 8 minutes
Commissioned by Hannah Weiss

 

Quirkhead (2017)

Soprano and string quartet
Duration: 9 minutes
Written for Tony Arnold and the Third Angle String Quartet:
Ron Blessinger (violin), Greg Ewer (violin), Charles Noble (viola), and Marilyn de Oliveira (cello)

 

FOOD FIGHT (2017)

Soprano, alto saxophone, and piano
Duration: 5 minutes
Performed by Amy Petrongelli (soprano), Jan Berry Baker (saxophone), and Huizi Zhang (piano)

 

Bedtime Stories (2017)

I. Monster
II. Cheese Moon
III. Dream (or Nightmare) Waltz

Flute and piano
Duration: 13 minutes
Commissioned by Amy Porter
Performed by Nina Shekhar (flute) and Cole Anderson (piano)

 

Urban Development (2017)

Alto saxophone duo
Duration: 6 minutes
Performed by Andrea Voulgaris and Lisa Keeney

 

Rain on me (2016)

Orchestra
Duration: 10 minutes
Performed by the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra
Rotem Weinberg, conductor

 

Chronos (2016)

I. Past
II. Future

Flute, two harps, and percussion
Duration: 9 minutes
Commissioned and performed by “The B Project”
Brandon LePage (flute), “Beyond Pluck” harp duo (Paula Bressman & Rachel Miller), and Zac Brunell (percussion)

 

Cajón (2016) – 2017 ASCAP Morton Gould Finalist

Solo cello
Duration: 6½ minutes
Performed by Joshua DeVries

 

Three Fridas (2015)Three Fridas cover - Nina Shekhar

I. Self-Portrait (The Frame)
II. Henry Ford Hospital
III. The Wounded Deer

Clarinet, string quartet, and optional live painter
Duration: 15 minutes
Performed by Jakob Lenhardt (clarinet), Grace Kawamura (violin), Lian Ojakangas (violin), Abigail Choi (viola), and Julia Knowles (cello)

 

Blaze (2015)

Flute quintet
Duration: 5 minutes
Commissioned by the University of Michigan Flute Studio
Performed by Nina Shekhar, Anna Thompson, Bret Patterson, Rachel Berkowitz, and Cassie Mullenix

 

She (2015)

Mezzo-soprano, sitar, violin, cello, marimba
Duration: 8 minutes
Text by Maya Angelou
(Used with permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC)

 

Postcards (2014) – 2015 ASCAP Morton Gould Winner (press release)Postcards cover - Nina Shekhar

I. traffic jam
II. on an old sidewalk
III. merry-go-round
IV. light up

Solo piano
Duration: 11 minutes
Performed by Jeannette Fang

 

Adrift (2014)

Solo flute
Duration: 6½ minutes
Performed by Travis Jones

 

Vertigo (2013)

String quartet
Duration: 6½ minutes