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Catch the Moon

I know music. I do not know a lot about the music business. All I ever wanted to do was stand on a stage and sing. My college training...

Composing and Quarantine

10 days of isolation, and counting. “To survive, you must tell stories.” ~ Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before Sometimes it’s easy...

Choral Tidal Wave

Some experiences are hard to describe, and just as hard to record. Sometimes you really need to be there. Earlier this month, I was...

Magic in Texas

Inspiration comes when we are willing to dream. It was my great honor to attend a recent concert at Liberty High School in Frisco, TX. ...

The Writing Process

For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been working as a librettist. I am composing an opera, and I’ve taken it upon myself to write the...

Launching a Masterwork

I’m writing an opera. What makes me think I can write an opera? What makes me think I can’t? I grew up on a fairly steady diet of opera....

Writing Music That Works

As a composer, I love hearing that my music is challenging, and that it’s also accessible. I’m not interested in writing the most...

Tackling the Tech Monster

If I could, I would spend every day making music. It comes naturally to me. I’m not really much for practicing, but I love being a part...

What's Stopping You?

What’s stopping you? You’ve probably heard this question thousands of times. You hear it in conversations with friends and family, those...