• Adjunct Associate Professor, School Of Music

Creative Research

  • Four Imagist Songs - performed by the New Music Ensemble of the University of Utah Performance, completed 2020.
  • "Dragoi Metaphors" for piano quartet. Performed by the NEXT Ensemble Performance, completed 2020.
  • Composition: Old Suite for cello solo Other, completed 2017.
  • Composition: 12 snapshots for cello and two percussion. Other, completed 2017.
  • Soloist with BYU Philharmonic Orchestra; performance of Kodaly: Hary Janos suite Performance, completed 2015.
  • Soloist at Intermezzo Chamber Music Series; Margins for taraf quartet by Igor Iachimciuc Performance, completed 2015.
  • 2015 Intermezzo Chamber Music Series Commission, completed 2015.
  • Composition: Suite for three low instruments; Premiered at the 2015 Utah Arts Festival Other, completed 2015.


  • Poemele luminii (Poems of Light)a cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano on the text by Lucian Blaga; presented at the Composers Forum at the Arizona State University in April 2009. , Presented, 2009.
  • In John’s Garden, cycle for the clarinet and piano; presented at the master class at the Union of Composers and Musicologists of Moldova in December 22, 2008. , Presented, 2008.


  • Russian, Fluent.
  • Romanian, Fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Bulgaria
  • Macedonia
  • Hungary
  • Czech Republic
  • Moldova
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Belarus


  • Igor Iachimciuc (date unknown). In this paper the music of György Kurtág is analyzed from the point of view of sound color. A brief description of what is understood by the term sound color, and various ways of achieving specific coloristic effects, are presented in the Introduction. An examination of Kurtág’s approaches to the domain of sound color occupies the chapters that follow. The musical examples that are analyzed are selected from Kurtág’s different compositional pe... Accepted, .
  • Editura Cartea Moldovei (date unknown). In John’s Garden, cycle for the clarinet and piano. Accepted, .
  • Lucian Badian Edition (date unknown). Ar trebui (It Should Be) for flute, clarinet, percussions, piano, violin, and cello Lucian Badian Edition; [Ottawa, Ont.] Canada, c2006. Accepted, .
  • Lucian Badian Edition (date unknown). Variations on an Original Tune for violin and piano Lucian Badian Edition; [Ottawa, Ont.] Canada, c2006. Accepted, .
  • Grafema Libris (date unknown). Concert Suite for solo cimbalom Grafema Libris, Chişinău, Moldova 2004. Accepted, .