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 →

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 →

Big House

110K fans doing the “Hail” hand jive, this truly excellent band with their awesome sound, hot drumlines, and “nice diags” (tip of the pen to Dr. Andrea Brown). Life in music will sometimes surprise you, and it sure did this opera geek on Saturday. But first let me back up … Continue Reading →

Video evidence!

Hey, there is a video of my CoOperative master class from this week up on my video page. Use this link or get there through the site, but check it out to get an idea of what we are up to! Bravi to all the participants and pianists, I really … Continue Reading →