Teresa has had the honor of studying classical musical composition under Dr. Andrea Reinkemeyer, Patrick Peringer, Dr. Burton Beerman, Dr. Elaine Lillios, Dr. Marilyn Shrude, and Dr. Mikel Kuehn. She has also taken lessons in film scoring from Pat Irwin (But I'm a Cheerleader, Rocko's Modern Life, and HBO's Bored to Death). She has written for an array of instruments but mostly enjoys writing avant-garde performance pieces as well music for voice, strings, and interactive electronics.
- Reflections for string orchestra (2010) [premiered July 2009] commissioned by Shane Jensen, Harford, MD
- Ten for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano (2010)
- In Memory of Tyler Clementi for speaking violinist with text by Jessica Zur-Linden (premiere, Bowling Green State University, 2011, performed by Ioana Galu):
- Effloresence, for live cello and pre-recorded sound (premiere NYU, April 2012) ( EFFLORESENCE for more information.)
- Misophonia for electronics (2010). “Misophonia,” literally "hatred of sound", is a neurological disorder in which negative experiences (anger, flight, hatred, disgust) are triggered by specific sounds."
- Stalactites for flute, alto sax, cello, piano (2008)