The Denver Pops Orchestra has commissioned Rip Van Winkle, a concertino for tuba and orchestra, which will be premiered by her husband, Kevin Specht, on Feburary 24, 2018 in Denver.
Elena's horn octet, On the Summit, will be premiered by the CU horn studio in fall 2017.
Aquilegia Chorale and Knight Ride will be performed on December 14, 2017 by the beginning bands at North and South Valley Middle Schools, where her husband teaches band.
Listen to and watch recent performances here.
Dust to Dirt, an opera scene, was performed with staging and costumes on June 17 as a part of CU's New Opera Workshop - Composer Fellows' Initiative.
The Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble performed Kateri's Lullaby in Macky Auditorium in Boulder, CO on April 30.
The CU Wind Symphony premiered Embers to Ash on their April 20 concert. The piece was selected as the winner of the CU 2015 Wind Ensemble Composition Competition.
Elena's string quartet Sparks Fly Upward was performed by the Altius Quartet on April 12 at CU.
Elena's work for solo piano, The Plains, was performed at CU on March 22 by pianist Grace Burns.