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“A Gesture on the Poem’s Behalf” – Part 1

"A Gesture on the Poem's Behalf" is a class that composer Ricky Ian Gordon teaches for composers of Art Song . It highlights his process and inspiration for composing, the text. Composers in the class are asked to pick a poem, memorize it and recite it to the rest of...

Home for Christmas

This is the first time in a few years that I've been home to truly prepare for the Christmas season. I realized, I didn't feel like decorating, wrapping presents and I never feel like shopping. I needed to be home to play games, cook, listen to and sing music, dance...

The Last Few Years

The last few years I have been lucky enough to have an extremely busy concert season, but well spaced so I had time to think, percolate, interpret....Ahhh....time to think... That was not so much the case to begin this season and I had to call upon my skills as an...

Happy Fall

The first week of school is always tricky as the bodies and brains get back in to a strict routine. This year, however, was a big transition year in our house. I have a middle schooler in a new school. (Actually, she was in TWO new schools in the first five days!) I...

Who Am I?

Who am I? This is a question that I am sure all of us have asked at one point, or at several pivotal points in life. For me, it’s something that glares at me when I am doing a show away from home, because my role/roles in my home life are many. Lunch maker, car pool...

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