Category Archive: Learning

Better Late Than Never

Going to college later in life is different from going there straight out of high school. In my case, I was old enough to be a parent to an “older,” non-traditional student. My son (who was about five years older than most of the seniors) and I had a couple of classes together my first …

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Now What?

When I first set up this website, my intention was to talk about the adventures of learning composition and the challenges of being an older student. I had two years to go, pursuing my Bachelor’s degree, and my plan was to blog every week or so, or at least after every big event. Ah, the …

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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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