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Premieres and Commissioned Works

Calvary Baptist Church
Washington, DC
Friday Morning Music Club Composers Concert Series
Dr. Sharon Guertin Shafer, poem by Kimiko Hahn
"The Dream of Knife, Fork and Spoon"
A song commissioned by Dr. Valente
February 2019
Formal Business Meeting
Potomac, MD
Sigma Alpha Iota DC Alumnae Chapter
Dr. Sharon Guertin Shafer
Seasons, a new song cycle
September 2018
Old Town Hall
Fairfax, VA
Friday Morning Music Club Composers Concert Series
Dr. Sharon Guertin Shafer, text by Dr.Valente
"Family Pet Saves the Day, Again!" an innovative audience participation performance piece
April 2017
Calvary Baptist Church
Washington, DC
Friday Morning Music Club
Composers Concert Series
Dr. Sharon Guertin Shafer
"Wedding Song"
December 2016
Formal Business Meeting
Potomac, MD
Sigma Alpha Iota DC Alumnae Chapter
Songs by Dr. Sharon Guertin Shafer
"Memory," "If I Could Tell You," "Crossing," "Ocean," and "Waiting to Inhale"
September 2016
Calvary Baptist Church
Washington, DC
Friday Morning Music Club
Composers Concert Series
David Rubinstein
"That Music Always Round Me"
A song composed for Dr. Valente
February 2016
Old Town Hall
Fairfax, VA
Bonita Lestina Concert Series
F L Dunkin Wedd - US Premiere
My Lovely Day
She Wishes for Breast Implants
January 2016
Woman's Club of Arlington
Arlington, Virginia
US Premiere
Joel Weiss
I Love Red Poppies
A song cycle commissioned by Dr. Valente
April 2015
National Federation of Music Clubs Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon
Musical Moment
F L Dunkin Wedd
Of Men and Buses
Joel Weiss
"The Gleaner" from I Love Red Poppies
June 2014
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
An Afternoon of New Music, Visiting Artist Recital
Dr. Jason Lovelace
Forecast in Lydian
A performance piece commissioned by Dr. Valente
April 2013
The Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland
Lakeland, Florida
Celebrating Contemporary Music
15 Minutes of Fame - A project of Vox Novus
featuring 15 one-minute compositions written for Soprano/Pianist Dr. Liana Valente
March 2013
College Music Society
Southeastern Conference
Memphis, Tennessee
Composers Concert
with pianist Dr. Jason Lovelace
Dr. Jason Lovelace
A Tale of Three Cyclones
A song cycle written for Dr. Valente
February 2011
Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland
Lakeland, Florida
Annual Members Showcase
with pianist Dr. Rose Grace
William Vollinger, text by Dr. Valente
Let's Talk (I'm So Sorry I'm Late)
An innovative performance piece written for Dr. Valente
January 2011
Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland
Lakeland, Florida
Parade of American Music: Celebrating the Women in Our Lives
with pianist Christine Arens
Sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs
Christine Arens
Collage of Clicking Clichés
A song cycle commissioned by Dr. Valente
November 2009
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Faculty Composer's Concert
Marty Ragan
A Long Gay Book with pianist Andrea Imhoff and clarinetist Anna Carney
Three Poems by Tanikawa Shuntarô with pianist Andrea Imhoff
March 2009
University of South Florida Resident Artist Series
Tampa, Florida
An Evening of Contemporary Song
with pianist Christine Arens
Derek Healey
Five Edward Thomas Songs (High Key premiere)
Kirk O'Riordan
Bergstresser Songs (Second performance)
January 2009
College Music Society
Super Regional
Southeastern Conference
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Composers Concert I
with pianist Dr. Chan Kiat Lim
Dr. Timothy Brown,
text by Langston Hughes
Dreams Kept, Dreams Deferred
A song cycle written for Dr. Valente
February 2008
Wesleyan College
Macon, Georgia
Three Generations of North American Women Composers
with pianist Dr. Richard Mercier
Judy Ross
My Soul Cries Out (A Cycle of Reflective Songs)
A song cycle commissioned by Dr. Valente
March 2005
Farragut Presbyterian Church
Farragut, Tennessee
An Evening of Song
with pianist Dr. Christy Lee Walters
John Valerio
The Bells
A song cycle written for Dr. Valente
May 2001