Rolling Into 2018

New Year's Eve is here once again, and I have just enough down time today to reflect on this past year.  Free time is a bit of a rarity for me recently! A lot of positive things have come to fruition this year.  "Dreamcatcher" was released in July (you can hear it here, or purchase … Continue reading Rolling Into 2018

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And the Calendar Takes Another Turn

I admit, I've been neglecting my blog.  It's been an incredibly busy year, and I haven't had a lot of time to reflect.  But it's New Year's Day, and I'm fighting the start of a cold, so it seems the perfect opportunity to take it easy and catch up on a few things.  Including the … Continue reading And the Calendar Takes Another Turn

When Things Come Together

It's an exciting time!  Rehearsals for the 2014-15 concert season have started, the Brazilian ensemble has had two performances in the last week, with two more scheduled for this week.  The flute choir repertoire is set after our reading session last week, and rehearsals start in earnest next week. And CDs! Last night I got … Continue reading When Things Come Together

Three Songs Re-launch

I love September.  In many ways, it feels like a re-birth to me.  Rehearsals start up again for Samba Laranja and the CNY Flute Choir.  The concert season begins in earnest for most music and arts organizations.  Days are breezy, nights are wonderfully cool, leaves are showing the first signs of turning.  It's as though … Continue reading Three Songs Re-launch

Learning How to Ask

I discovered something during my time in public radio.  I'm pretty good at begging for money! Twice a year we had a pledge drive, and teamed up in pairs to ask our listeners to pledge their support to the station.  We had hourly goals, and almost every time, whether I was the host or the … Continue reading Learning How to Ask

The Year So Far

Why so long between posts?  Well, it’s been a busy 2014 so far, and it’s looking to get busier! I’ve been incredibly fortunate to participate in some great collaborations so far this year.  In March, Rob Bridge and Jennifer Vacanti shared their percussion skills in premiering “Rhythmody” for Vision of Sound.  They gave three performances, … Continue reading The Year So Far

Defining “Music”

I took a class my sophomore year of college on "World Music."  The first question the professor asked the class was "What is music?"  What a discussion that turned out to be! You would think that would be an easy question, right?  I mean, we all know what "music" is, don't we? After that discussion, … Continue reading Defining “Music”