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
One nice thing about working at the radio station is that I get to do my own programming. We have a library of almost 11,000 CDs, and I'm always discovering works or performances that surprise and delight me. But there is a challenge inherent in programming, which is making sure the works I choose are … Continue reading Mass Appeal?
I'm extremely happy and fortunate to be able to devote enough of my time to call myself a full-time composer. I do have a part-time job, though. I am the weekend announcer (and frequent weekday substitute) on classical music station WCNY-FM here in Syracuse. I get paid (not a lot, mind you - it is … Continue reading The People You’ll Meet!