end/beginning

I’ve neglected this blog for quite a number of months, and there’s no excuse like the turn of the calendar year to recommit. So, welcome to 2018, everyone! Where are you as this year begins? I’d love to hear from you and know what’s up. Here’s what’s up with me. … Continue Reading →

summer reverie

As July draws to a close and August brings the beginning of the season ever closer, I’m thinking about the fruits of a particularly verdant summer. I’ve taught at two great programs, one brand new and one an old friend, and been inspired and energized by the participants. I conducted … Continue Reading →

Sociable

Haven’t posted in a while, but this weekend is a good time to get back into it with two concerts that were profoundly social in nature.¬†What I mean by that is a kind of performing that involves intimate size, of performing group, audience, and performance space. I love me a … Continue Reading →

True patriot love

Just about an hour ago I was struck by the beautiful sight of Detroit, viewed at night from the Canadian side of the Detroit River. Now I’m home in Ann Arbor after five fantastic days across the border. I work with singers and pianists at the University of Toronto and … Continue Reading →