Creative Research

  • Voix des Femmes Clarinet Quartet (2022) by Nadine Silverman I. Jennifer (Strength) II. Melissa (Meditation) III. Donna (Dance) IV. Laura (Adventure) Voix des Femmes personnel: Donna Noyes, Eb Clarinet Laura Grantier, Bb Clarinet Melissa Lander, Bb Clarinet Jennifer Everheart, Bass Clarinet Composer Nadine Silverman agreed to write a piece for our all female quartet. The piece is in four movements and each movement reflects each members’ personality. Each of us is a mother, daughter, wife, sister, educator, servicemember, and business professional. We wear so many hats as we navigate our daily life. This piece was submitted October 1, 2022 and accepted by the ICA Artistic Committee. It will receive its world premiere at the 2023 ICA Clarinet Festival in Denver, CO on July 7, 2023. Commission, submitted 10/01/2022.
  • 2023 Utah All State Band Clarinet Etude with University of Utah student, Ryan Wing. Performance, completed 09/26/2022.
  • The Ring Around the World, by composer Todd Cochran, is a conceptual art music work that illuminates ways in which humanity, beyond geography, is globally unified in a search for meaning. Commissioned by the duo female ensemble DarkWood (clarinet and percussion) the piece is a sound portrait about intersectionality and the transformational elements of female expression throughout all cultures. The great feminine mystery is the capacity to hold the past, present and the future in the same instant. The work is in 10 movements. Darkwood premiered 3 movements on 10/23/22 at the ICA New Music Festival as part of a composer/artist masterclass. The Duo will do a world premiere of the entire work with visual art on July 7, 2023 at the 50th anniversary ICA Clarinet Festival in Denver, CO. Commission, in progress 09/01/2022.


  • ICA New Music Weekend Composer and Performer Collaborative Masterclass Darkwood Duo and Todd Cochran The Ring Around the World for Clarinet, Percussion, and Electronics (partially completed) III. Intimations VI. Heroines VII. Mother . Presentation, Presented, 10/22/2022.
  • Intermezzo Chamber Series Recital Salt Lake City Khachaturian, and Brahms. Evgenia Zharzhavskaya, violin Laura Grantier, clarinet Vedrana Subotic, piano Brahms Sonata 1 Khachaturian Trio 10/17/2022 and 10/26/2022. Presentation, Presented, 10/17/2022.
  • Darkwood Duo performance at ICA ClarinetFest Reno, NV Laura Grantier, clarinet Lynn Vartan, percussion Yeni Makam 4 (1995) for Clarinet and Percussion by Edward Hines . Presentation, Presented, 07/01/2022.
  • SUU Faculty Recital Time Pieces Robert Muczynski SONATA for Clarinet and Piano By R. Scott Alexander I Recitative, Caccia, and Dance II Reflection III Frolic Dr. Laura Grantier, clarinet R Scott Alexander, piano Notes: My deepest most sincere thanks and heartfelt love to my dear friend Laura Grantier! Presentation, Presented, 05/09/2022.
  • Recital, Utah Clarinet Festival, University of Utah “Defaye 6 Pieces for 3 Clarinets” Laura Grantier, clarinet Jeremy Reynolds, clarinet Charles West, clarinet. Presentation, Presented, 03/25/2022.
  • Artist Recital at California State University Northridge. Krommer Duet for Clarinet with Dr. Julia Heinen Soulbird by Toff Cochran Darkwood Duo Yeni Makam Prelude to a Dream Buckle Up! Presentation, Submitted, 03/11/2022.
  • University of Alabama Alumni Guest Artist Series Brahms Sonata No. 1 Binyang Ross Edwards Weber Concerto 1 mvt 2 and 3 Carl Maria von Weber Wings Joan Tower Sonata Francis Poulenc. Presentation, Presented, 03/01/2022.