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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My New Reality Show

I've often thought of pitching a reality show that follows a composer around in their day-to-day activities.  I mean a real reality show, with the person in the career they had long before the reality show started.  Something you know they'll still be doing long after it ends. Then I realize what the show would … Continue reading My New Reality Show

Funding New Music

This Kickstarter campaign for my Three Songs recording and performance has me thinking a LOT about money recently.  (Surprised?  Didn't think so.)  As of this post, I have 23 backers, and I truly can't thank them enough for showing their support and belief in this project. I've also had LOTS of folks sharing, and talking, … Continue reading Funding New Music

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

What’s it like to be a Woman Composer?

That question has been rumbling around the back of my mind for a bit.  And I don't like it.  It's similar to a conversation I once had with Michael Torke about his synesthesia, and comparing it to my husband's color-blindness.  You can't tell anyone what it's "like" to have these conditions, because you've never experienced … Continue reading What’s it like to be a Woman Composer?