I had the most interesting conversations with a few of my students after my first recital performance last weekend. One thanked me for exposing her to so many interesting newContinue readingGenerosity in Programming
Talking about Tchaikovsky
I always like to share what I do on this blog. The South Bend Symphony closed its season last night with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, and the Maestro asked that fourContinue readingTalking about Tchaikovsky
Jennet Ingle on Crushing Classical
Are you listening to the Crushing Classical podcast? Tracy Friedlander has been doing really great things ever since she started it – maybe less than a year ago? It’s becomeContinue readingJennet Ingle on Crushing Classical
What Does a Musician DO?
I get asked all the time what I do for a living. I’m a musician, I say, proudly. Oh. But what do you DO? I was asked to speak onContinue readingWhat Does a Musician DO?
I’ve been thinking about speaking about music. Whenever I can I like to talk to the audience during performances, to give them a path into the works I’m performing. I’mContinue readingCommunication Skills
Everything is Awesome
I was going to call this post Ben Folds is Awesome, then it evolved into Mahler is Awesome, and now I’m thinking it’s just all awesome… Last weekend we performedContinue readingEverything is Awesome
It is Spring Break. Because I teach in so many places, and am not myself a student, this milestone has rarely been meaningful to me – so what if sixContinue readingNeeded This!
Women of the Wind: Brandon: Three Desert Fables
We got our recording back! And I am so pleased with the way it came out. I would love to just stream the whole thing, but one thing that didContinue readingWomen of the Wind: Brandon: Three Desert Fables
Women of the Wind: Musgrave Impromptu
We got our recording back! It’s less than a month since our Women of the Wind performance, and I am so pleased to be able to share some of itContinue readingWomen of the Wind: Musgrave Impromptu
Formality and Intensity
Let me say, first, that I am all about making classical music accessible. I consistently break the fourth wall in my solo performances by speaking and interacting with the audience,Continue readingFormality and Intensity