Charles Ives Scholarship

Max has been awarded a 2015 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival / FLUX Quartet

A new work for string quartet will be premiered by FLUX Quartet as part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival on August 7, 2015 alongside works by Katherine Balch, Gideon Lewensohn, and Sean Shepherd.

Chelsea Symphony

Max’s work
Perchance to Dream for violoncello and chamber orchestra will be premiered by cellist Eric Allen with the Chelsea Symphony on March 20, 2015.


Max has been selected to compose a new work with dance for the New York City Ballet’s 2015 Choreographic Institute. The work will be created in collaboration with choreographer Silas Farley and will be workshopped in March 2015 at Lincoln Center.

New Juilliard Ensemble

Max’s work
Kheir: Fantasy for Clarinet and Sinfonietta will be premiered by Miao Zhao with the New Juilliard Ensemble under Joel Sachs at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on April 10, 2015.

New York Philharmonic

On June 7, 2014, Max’s work
Bismuth: Variations for Orchestra received its world premiere by the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert alongside premieres by Christopher Rouse and Péter Eötvös as part of the inaugural NY Phil Biennial. Bismuth was selected through an international call for scores by the American Composers Orchestra’s EarShot program.