(flute and piano – 8:30)

Performers: Dr. Melissa Krause and Ann Oleksowicz.

Meditation and Dance was composed when I was a graduate student at Florida State University, after

hearing the contemplative quality of Takeo Kudo’s music for shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute). The

faster sections include driving rhythms and intense interplay between flute and piano, and slower

sections demonstrate the meditative quality suggested by the title. This piece has been performed at

the Great Lakes Chapter Conference of the College Music Society, Florida State University New Music

Festival, and the Dvorak Museum in the Czech Republic. It was winner of a Victor Herbert/ASCAP award

and the 1994 Austin Peay State University Young Composer Competition.