I like my things to look lived in. There’s a certain joy in cracking open a brand new book that no one has read before – but what a pleasureContinue readingUse Your Things
Have you seen Soul? That new Pixar movie? We watched it a couple of weeks ago – and then again last week, because it’s just that great! I’ve never seen theContinue readingOn FLOW
Look for the Lulls
I discovered something about myself during this lockdown. I discovered that I can practice after 4pm. I’m a morning person. I’m fresh in the morning, I feel smart in theContinue readingLook for the Lulls
Generosity in Programming
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
Here’s a memory with some relevance. I was chatting with a friend and she was lamenting being too busy to write. It was exactly the way I’d been feeling,Continue readingDeciding
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
If I had a New Year’s resolution this month, it was to take better care of myself. Which has an awful lot of component parts, not every one of whichContinue readingResolutions
Travel for Work: Peoria Edition
I am in Illinois this week for the Peoria Bach Festival, with concerts tonight and tomorrow night. As always, I love this festival. Love the challenges of jumping between threeContinue readingTravel for Work: Peoria Edition
Upcoming Concert- Beethoven!
I am excited to get back to work this weekend with the South Bend Symphony. It’s been a long vacation. We welcomed it, and made good use of it- someContinue readingUpcoming Concert- Beethoven!
January 3, 2013. This was my plan. To observe everything unique and fascinating about China, and about the development of this student orchestra over the course of our 10 dayContinue readingMid-Tour Ramble