Yearning to Breathe Free, for soprano and piano

This was my first foray into vocal composition, and I wrote it in July 2019 at Eastman School of Music while attending their Summer Classical Studies program. It is a setting of the classic American poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, which calls for the welcoming and embrace of immigrants and refugees. I wrote it for soprano Erin Ennis and pianist Ethan Resnik, who performed it at Eastman, but this particular recording was made on January 19, 2020, with soprano Arianna Carlo and pianist David Baranowski.

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