Category Archive: Early Posts

The few posts I managed when I was an undergraduate student.

“Let Down” premieres!

The premiere of “Let Down” on April 17th by Keeley Hooker and Eileen Meyer Russell went very well. Thank you!

“Let Down” was part of a program of new music that Dr. Meyer Russell put together. The performance took place on the S.U. Campus immediately after a chorale rehearsal that Keeley and I needed to attend, so …

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September fun

Boy, oh, boy, does time fly. But I am having fun!

I feel like I’m making good progress in my piano lessons, and conducting and diction classes.  In addition to learning a lot of music for Chorale, Opera Theater class and voice, I am taking fourth semester music literature which, at Southwestern, is Baroque music. It’s …

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Happy birthday, John Cage!

September 5, 2012 is John Cage’s 100th birthday.

In his search for his own individual voice as a composer, John Cage opened up all sorts of possibilities for others — not only other composers, but listeners in general.  His work invites us (or me, at least) to listen differently, to experience music in a different …

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School starts tomorrow!

Almost time to go back to school! I went over to campus the other day to get a parking sticker for my car, and stopped by the Fine Arts Building, hoping to find Dr. Zenobi and talk about scheduling my voice lesson. Alas, she wasn’t there, but I had a nice chat with Dr. Sheppard, …

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Almost up and running

I’ve been working on the website, all the livelong day…

There’s something about the term blog that just doesn’t sit well with me. It’s a functional word, but I felt like calling this part of my site something else. Here we go…

Seriously, is it premature for me to make my composition website? Maybe.  In …

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