"Ani Ma'amin" (Hebrew: "I Believe") was commissioned by Dr. Christine Potter and premiered at the 2011 National Flute Association's convention in Charlotte, NC. Like other 20th-21st Century composers, Paul Schoenfeld (formerly Schoenfield) looks for his inspiration in the national spirit, enjoying the mixing of ideas that grew up in entirely different worlds, making them converse, and delighting in the surprises that their interaction evokes.