1 Jun 2016

Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra by Martin Rokeach

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 […]

14 Jun 2015

Living a Musical Life

My colleague Dana Putnam Fonteneau wrote a brilliant blog that she ended up turning into a book. I highly recommend the book. It reminded me of a workshop my colleague Michelle Kunz (www.michellekunz.com and I gave 2 years ago called “The Self Map of a Musician” Michelle and I are both Body Mapping instructors and […]

24 May 2015

Your Career Is What You Make It To Be

My colleague Dana Putnam Fonteneau posted a blog a few weeks ago titled: “Your Career Is What you Create it to Be: 5 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Graduated from Music School.” She has since turned this blog into a book. https://www.amazon.in/Its-Not-Just-About-Gig/dp/1532944950 You need to read her brilliant blog turned into book because […]

2 Feb 2015

Andover Educator Conference in Portland, Oregon

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

2 Feb 2015

Upcoming Student Performances

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 […]

2 Feb 2015

Upcoming Spring Performances

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 […]

2 Feb 2015

Summer Alexander Technique Course and Intensive

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. […]

2 Feb 2015

Summerflute: Music-Movement-Mind

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 […]

2 Aug 2014

Alcyone Ensemble at 2014 NFA Convention

I’m looking forward to joining my colleagues Rena Urso-Trapani and Miles Graber. We’ll be performing Blister and Wow by Daniel Felsenfeld on Friday August 8 at 2:45 on the “Trios Anyone” concert in the Marquette Ballroom. Rena and I will also be performing on Thurs. morning at 10:30 in the Grand Ballroom. “And Then There […]

12 Jan 2014

Summerflute: Music-Movement-Mind

June 29-July 3, 2014 Schwob School of Music   In 2014, Summerflute will be held at the beautiful Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. In a fun, creative and supportive atmosphere, flutists have an unprecedented opportunity to learn through the combination of the Body Mapping course, What Every Flutist Needs to Know […]