A Quiet Saturday Afternoon

Quiet time.  Time to think, reflect - and blog.  That's something that's been missing for a while. Things at the radio station are going very well.  Just like any new endeavor, it's taken a bit of time to settle into a routine.  Not to mention, as I get more comfortable (and folks around the office … Continue reading A Quiet Saturday Afternoon

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Two Full Time Jobs?

Working full-time as an administrator (or whatever) meant my musical ambitions would be at the mercy of the needs of my non-musical job. So together, my husband and I decided that I would not take a job that was not musically-related, and we would make whatever sacrifices were necessary in order to allow me to pursue my music.

On New Year’s Eve

Here we are at the end of yet another year.  It seems 2014 has flown by so quickly!  But it's been a good year.  If I had to put my feelings at this moment into a single sentence, it would be this:  I had a ton of fun in 2014, and I am looking forward … Continue reading On New Year’s Eve

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

Rethinking the “Woman Composer” Label

Early last year, I wrote about being a "woman composer," and what that meant to me.  I recognize that part of my viewpoint stems from my upbringing.  I'm the only girl in a family of 5 kids, and the expectations for me were on a par with the expectations for my brothers.  It was the … Continue reading Rethinking the “Woman Composer” Label