I have a doctorate in music composition. I teach composition and writing.  
Click here to listen to a MIDI mockup of The Ballybriar Heist
Click here to read the Ballybriar Heist

The Ballybriar Heist: An original composition and the incorporation of folk music and tintinnabuli influences – my dissertation from the University of Northern Colorado, is a 38 minute five-movement work for symphony orchestra. It includes an analysis, a MIDI mockup, and a research potion that examines the different ways composers collected, transcribed, recorded, and incorporated folk music into their writing throughout the mid-19th and 20th centuries. It also examines traditional Irish music and its performance practice, and tintinnabuli – a compositional technique developed by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.