Commission from the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association for Euphonium Concerto, 1989
Commission from the Camerata Singers for With Trumpet and Drum, 1990
Commission from the Vermeer Quartet and WFMT for Anachronisms, 1991
Commission from Woodstock Chimes Fund, Garry and Diane Kvistad, presidents, for Steelpan Concerto, 1994
Commission from the Ronen Chamber Ensemble for The Last Flower, 1994
Commission from the Stockholm Chamber Brass for Foliations, 1995
Commission from Eileen Gress and North Carolina Symphony for Bassoon Concertino, 1995
Commission from Ramon Parcells for Pilgrimage, 1996
Commission from the Elmhurst (IL) Symphony for Variations on a Theme of Brahms, 1997
Commission from the Cantate Children's Chorus of Palos Park, IL for Dear God, 1997
Commission from Jerry Fialek for NIU Miusic for horn and piano, 1998
Commission from Cantori, Hobart & William Smith Colleges for In the Hands of the Tongue, 1998
Commission from the Northern Illinois Children's Chorus for The Duel, 1999
Commission from the South Bend Chamber Singers for Songs of the Streetwise,  2000
Commission from Regina Helcher for Music for a Low-Budget Epic, 2001
Commission from Jeff Nesseth for If Music Be the Food of Love, 2001
Commission from the Florida West Coast Symphony for Concerto for Tuba and Chamber Orchestra, 2003
Commission from the Gloria Musicae Choral Ensemble (Sarasota FL) for A Choral Fanfare, 2003
Commission from Diane Ragains for The Haunted Palace, 2004
Commission from the Zephyr Trio for Triple Play, 2005
Commission from James Wilson and Jay Hunsberger for Oompah Suite, 2005
Commission from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (Arlington Heights IL) for The Baptism of Christ, 2006
Commission from The International Double-Reed Society for Duologue for English horn and piano, 2006
Commission from Nancy Ambrose King for Berceuse, oboe and piano, 2007
Commission from Nebraska Brass for Blowout for brass quintet, 2007
Commission from the Gaudete Brass for Victor R. Gook’s Band Concert, 2008
Commission from David Benoche for Clef Hanger for solo trombone, 2011
Commission from Liam Teague for Bach Talk for steelpan and violin, 2013
Commission from Jay Hunsberger and Scott Kluksdahl for Acrobotics for
Tuba and cello, 2014.


Full scholarships for study at Midwestern Music and Art Camp, 1954, 1955
Full scholarship for study at Yale Summer Music School, 1960