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 →

Earth, Wind, and Fire

September 2019 Courtesy of Spotify, in my mom car on the way to the D: “Do you remember the 21st night of september?love was changing the mind of pretenderswhile chasing the clouds awayOur hearts were ringingin the key that our souls were we danced in the night,remember – how … Continue Reading →

On the road

It’s the beginning of delicious birthday #56 for me. Breakfast with my husband, meeting with opera students this afternoon, foreign films and dinner at home tonight. Tomorrow the CCM semester begins. The kindly social media bots greeted this morning with pictures from a year ago, and that gets a lady … Continue Reading →