Winter 2016-2017 Schedule

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

Dec. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 24 (evening service), 2016 You’ll be able to find me playing with the orchestra at Grace Cathedral for the next few weekends. More information at Christmas at Grace Cathedral. January 5-8, 2017 I’ll be joining my colleagues in San Diego at the NATS winter workshop called Sing the […]

Summer 2016

Posted on Jun 1, 2016

July 11-16, 2016, Boulder, Colorado I will once again be joining my colleagues James Brody and Edward Bilanchone at the Alexander Technique Residential Workshop at CU Boulder. This is a great workshop for anyone who wants to move well and either recover from or avoid injury. I do include basic Body Mapping information in my […]

Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra by Martin Rokeach

Posted on Jun 1, 2016

So a couple of years ago when Martin Rokeach and I casually talked about how wonderful it would be for him to write me a concerto and for me to perform his concerto, I had no idea it would set that exact scenario into motion. This past March 18,2016, I had the privilege and pleasure […]

Living a Musical Life

Posted on Jun 14, 2015

My colleague Dana Putnam Fonteneau wrote another brilliant blog recently called “Will I Ruin My Musical Career if I take a Non-Performing Job?” http://wholeheartedmusician.com/2015/05/14/will-i-ruin-my-musical-career-if-i-take-a-non-performing-job/ This blog attracted a lot of attention and she wrote a follow up to it which is also excellent. http://wholeheartedmusician.com/2015/05/24/can-i-really-have-a-day-job-and-a-performing-career-pt-2/ These blog posts are spot on and thought provoking. Read them! […]

Your Career Is What You Make It To Be

Posted on May 24, 2015

My colleague Dana Putnam Fonteneau posted a blog a few weeks titled: “Your Career Is What you Create it to Be: 5 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Graduated from Music School.” http://wholeheartedmusician.com/blog/ You need to read her brilliant blog because I really feel like she nailed it. Here are the 5 items she […]

Andover Educator Conference in Portland, Oregon

Posted on Feb 2, 2015

June 16-21, 2015 I’ll be teaching pre conference lessons, moderating a somatic panel, and teaching on a master class at the Sixth Andover Educator Biennial Conference. For registration information and to sign up to study with me (if you are an Andover Educator Trainee) during the pre conference sessions please visit: www.bodymap.org

Upcoming Student Performances

Posted on Feb 2, 2015

I am a teaching artist for the Oakland Youth Orchestra, the Berkeley Youth Orchestra the Oakland East Bay Symphony’s MUSE (Music for Excellence) Program. The MUSE Orchestra will be performing a joint concert with the MUSE Vivo Orchestra. March 20, 2015 Oakland Tech High School Oakland East Bay Symphony MUSE Program MUSE will also have […]

Upcoming Spring Performances

Posted on Feb 2, 2015

I’m excited to be playing with Opera Parallèle for their production of Dead Man Walking in both San Francisco and Santa Monica. The San Francisco performances got rave reviews in the San Francisco Classical Voice. Santa Monica: WHERE: Broad Stage, Santa Monica WHEN: 7:30 p.m., March 7, 2015, 2 p.m., March 8, 2015 Opera Parallèle […]

Summer Alexander Technique Course and Intensive

Posted on Feb 2, 2015

I’m thrilled to be again be joining my colleagues Jim Brody and Ed Bilanchone at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Summer Alexander Residential Course. July 13-18, 2015 This is a wonderful workshop that permits attendees have group Alexander Technique classes, take private Alexander lessons and experience the beauty of Boulder and the surrounding area. […]

Summerflute: Music-Movement-Mind

Posted on Feb 2, 2015

Summerflute this year will be back at the beautiful campus of Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Compelling performances are ones where the people involved are thinking more about musical intentions and less about themselves and the mistakes they make. As a performer or a listener, I want to be drawn into the music. I […]