Creative Research

  • Clarinet Quartet No. 2, "Voix des Femmes" Nadine Silverman (b. 1997) World Premiere - Voix des Femmes Clarint Quartet on July 7th, 2023 in Denver, CO at the 50th annual International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest. Movements: 1. Strength (for Jennifer) 2. Meditation (for Melissa) 3. Dance (for Donna) 4. Adventure (for Laura) Performers: Donna Noyes (Eb/Bb) Laura Grantier (Bb) Melissa Lander (Bb) Jennifer Everhart (Bass) Commission, completed 07/07/2023.
  • International Clarinet Association Clareidoscope 2023: State Chair Recital March 18, 2023 ICA Utah State Chairperson - Laura Grantier Sonata for Three Clarinets, Op. 35 (1933) Marcel Mihalovici (1898-1985) 1. Allegro 2. Lento 3. Vivo Jeremy Reynolds, E-flat clarinet; Laura Grantier, A clarinet; Charles West, Bass clarinet Performance, completed 03/18/2023.
  • Faculty Showcase First Suite in E-Flat for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1 Gustav Holst (1874-1934) arr. D. Thiriot I. Chaconne II. Intermezzo III. March Travel (2013) Brian Perkins (b. 1971) I. Soaring Among the Clouds II. In Rhythm with the Waves… III. Set of Wheels, Running Flat-Out… Prelude et Funk (2012) Guillaume Connesson (b. 1970) Cottonwoods Clarinet Quartet Darrin Thiriot, B-Flat clarinet Michael Doyle, B-Flat clarinet Laura Grantier, B-Flat/A clarinet Lee Livengood, bass clarinet Performance, completed 02/26/2023.
  • Satellite Salon Recital January 21, 2023 Darkwood Duo Sonata for Three Clarinets, Op 35 (1933) Marcel Mihalovici I. Allegro (1898-1985) II. Lento III. Vivo Destiny Trio for Eb, Bb and Bass Clarinet (2016) Theresa Martin (b. 1979) Six Pièces d’Audition pour 3 Clarinettes Jean-Michel Defaye (b. 1932) I. Quarter note =120 II. Lento III. Quarter note = 104 IV. Quarter note = 108 V. Quarter note = 112 Armenian Folks Songs arr. Joshua Castillo-Romero & Lynn Vartan I. Nubar-Nuber II. Kani Vur Jan Im III. The Apricot Tree IV. Eri, Eri, Jan Strange Adaptations for clarinet and marimba Miles Locke (b. 1988) Jazz Etudes arr. Charles West i. Tranqulio Vibraphone ii. Jazz Etude Laura Grantier, Bb clarinet Jeremy Reynolds, Eb and Bb Clarinet Charles West, Bass Clarinet Lynn Vartan, percussion Performance, completed 01/21/2023.
  • 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.