360 degree view

I started my first morning on this trip to San Francisco with a hike to an old favorite place, Corona Heights park. I failed to complete the short, uncharacteristically muddy scramble to the top in time to watch the sun rise, but the thick clouds afforded an incredible light show … Continue Reading →


This image of Franz Schubert at the piano during a “Schubertiade,” an evening of his song compositions, has brought a host of questions to my mind through the years. One of the chief things I’ve always wondered was this: what did it feel like to be one of the poets … Continue Reading →

100% That

I want to say something about the bad b*tches of the world. Recently, I was invited to write an article for the November issue of AGMA’s magazine. I can’t wait to share it after the mag is published, as it’s something I’m proud of. It took a while to coalesce, … Continue Reading →


My friends, I have a question for you. What does a sustainable musical practice look like? I’ve been bowled over by many conversations in the last month around that topic. And this isn’t simply a fear-based “opera doesn’t look like it used to” kind of thing. People who are doing … Continue Reading →