I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer. (Richard Strauss)

Witty, sometimes charming, evocative and extremely descriptive. (Pamela Zero)


Forgotten at dawn... has been chosen the winner in the chamber music category for the first Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival Call for Scores. The piece will be performed in several West Coast locations by Hub New Music in January of 2018.

In Excelsis Gloria, a short sketch for harp and treble choir, was selected as one of three pieces to be recorded by Olivia Jageurs and the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School as part of the 15 Second Harp project.

One Minute Iwona Glinka's solo flute recording One Minute, including Attack of the Tiny Cheesehead Music and almost winter, was released on May 5, 2017 by Sarton Records. It is available on Spotify, Amazon, and iTunes.



I Look from Afar will be included in the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols at the Episcopal Cathedral in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Dec. 18, 2016.

Iwona Glinka will record Attack of the Tiny Cheesehead Music and almost winter for release by Phasma Music as part of a project to record 60 one-minute pieces for solo flute. The “One Minute project,” including pieces by 40 composers from 18 countries, will be performed in concert November 6, 2016, in Athens, Greece.

Phase Snippet for harp and percussion was recorded by Calum Huggan and Olivia Jageurs for the 15 Second Harp project.

Desert Song Fragment for trumpet and harp was recorded by Imogen Hancock and Olivia Jageurs for the 15 Second Harp project.

a very small consortium will premiere Tiny Cheesehead Fanfare the Third on February 25, 2016, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

The Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble (CODE) has chosen Signaling as a winner of their 2016 YouTube Series Call for Scores. It's one of twelve miniature compositions that will be recorded and released on YouTube throughout the year.

Beth Griffith performed Soaring on February 18, 2016, on a Composer’s Voice concert at The Firehouse, Brooklyn, NY as part of her 15 Minutes of Fame set.


Tiny Cheesehead Canon on a Ground was performed November 11, 2015, by the Hong Kong Baptist University Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Paraphrase, a new one-minute piece for organ, was premiered by David Bohn on November 1 at St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church in Milwaukee, WI and on November 4 at Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse, WI.

scattered flurries, for flute, viola, and harp was performed by Gail Gillespie, Grace Young, and Kate Petak on a Cascadia Composers concert at the University of Portland's Mago Hunt recital hall on October 16, 2015.

The Music Box Project selected David's snippet for In 4, a compilation of musical cells by 40 composers modeled after Terry Riley's In C. The combined work was premiered March 4, 2015, at the Glebe Justice Center, Sydney, Australia. (See reviews here and here.)

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