Recognition
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters
    2005 recipient of the Academy's Charles ives Scholarship in composition
  • Palmer Dixon Award in Composition
    2008 and 2005 recipient of Juilliard's top composition prize. Only composer to receive the award twice
  • Pacific Symphony Orchestra Composers Competition
    Straits of Anian was selected as one of the three winning pieces in the Pacific Symphony Orchestra's first annual composers' competition


Commissions
  • American Composer's Orchestra/LVMH
    High Line commissioned for 2010-2011 season
  • Jerome Foundation Commission
    Piano Concerto commissioned for Metropolis Ensemble's 2007-2008 season
  • Palisades Virtuosi Commission
    Piano Trio commissioned for 2009-2010 season
  • New York Choreographic Institute Commission
    Spectrum commissioned for 2008-2009 season
  • Beyond the Machine
    Music for Strings commissioned for 2007-2008 season
  • New York Youth Symphony Commission
    Axiom commissioned for 2005-2006 season at Carnegie Hall
  • New Juilliard Ensemble Commission
    Qui Lux commissioned for 2005-2006 season at Alice Tully Hall
  • Columbia Symphony 20th Anniversary Commission
    Straits of Anian commissioned to commemorate symphony's 20th season 2001-2002