Notes from My Women-Composers Lecture

In case you had to miss my recent, overview-style talk about women-composers throughout history, I thought you might enjoy being able to browse my notes and listen to my playlist for it. Hope it’s engaging, educational, and empowering!

New Debuts and Videos!

This past Sunday I had the immense pleasure of being a part of two new compositional debuts, as well as generally playing great music with wonderful people and reuniting with old friends. 🙂 First up, here’s the World Premiere of my work, “Madrigal, for Orchestra” by the Santa Clarita Philharmonic! …

Understanding Early Music

On three upcoming Mondays – October 19, 26, and November 2 – at 2pm to 3pm, I’ll be speaking at Hillcrest on the topic of music from the Medieval and Renaissance periods! Join me for this fun, informative, and free 3-week series! Find more info at this Event’s Page.

Understanding 20th Century Music: Lecture Series

I’m SO thrilled to have been invited back at Hillcrest in La Verne to lecture about one of my most favorite periods of music — the 20th Century! The first Friday (July 17th) will cover the music and compositional tendencies — including societal pressures and attitudes — from the very …

Music TBT: “Butterfly Lullaby”

Welcome to my first ever Music TBT, where I randomly choose a work from my repertoire and reminisce about its beginnings! Today’s TBT Selection is… Butterfly Lullaby (Purchase the sheet music and official recording) The story behind “Butterfly Lullaby” is an interesting one! While I completed it in its present state in 2012, it actually …

Enjoy “A Baroque Christmas” – Performances This Week & Next

This program is utterly BEAUTIFUL!!! I’m so enjoying playing full-on Baroque style violin with these fabulous musicians and choir! Mark your calendars! Saturday Dec 13, 7:30pm Sunday Dec 14, 3:30pm Both shows at Claremont United Church of Christ FYI, we are also having a FREE showing of this program tomorrow …

Perfect Music Coming from Imperfect People

Enjoy this marvelous video from historian and Bach-expert John Eliot Gardiner about J.S. Bach and his very human imperfections. Bach, the orphan rebel, had a suspicion of authority that ran deep throughout his life, and made him an often domineering and unpleasant person to deal with. Gardiner doesn’t see any …

Videos from TMC Chamber Strings Concert!

Videos from our Chamber Strings concert on Halloween night 2013 are now up for your enjoyment! I love working with these kids–they’re so dedicated and talented, with fabulous attitudes! Enjoy! Plus… Some photos!

Introducing… “Of Roses and Lilies”

At last, the epic song for Soprano, Women’s Chorus, Soprano Recorder, English Horn, Piano, and String Orchestra is COMPLETE! And joins the ranks of the four new pieces I’ve completed this year alone, interestingly enough…. A little history: This work was actually first written approximately back in 2002 or 2004 …