the thing with feathers was composed for the UA Treble Chorus, Dr. Marvin Latimer, Jr., conductor, for premiere in November of 2018. The work was also performed at the 2019 Alabama Music Educators Association Conference. The piece is for treble chorus, horn in F, and piano, and employs Emily Dickinson's poem "Hope is the thing with feathers." (poem 314). The performance of this work begins at 27:10.
Listen to My Voice was commissioned by the Kentucky Music Educators Association for the Jr. High Mixed Chorus, Ronnie Oliver, Jr., conductor. The composition is for a four-part mixed chorus, piano, and viola. The work premiered on February 10, 2012, at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky. Zaheri was the collaborative pianist for the premiere.