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What Happened When I Spent 2 Weeks at a Composers’ Retreat…

Two weeks ago, a wave of apprehension came over me as I packed my bags to head to the Composers’ Retreat of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival.  I shouldn’t have been nervous, because I’d had a great experience when I participated in the same program three years ago.  But this time, I felt like everything … Continue reading What Happened When I Spent 2 Weeks at a Composers’ Retreat…

Where I’ve Been for the Last Year… And Where I’m Going Next

Seven months ago, the hardest and best chapter of my life so far came to a close: I graduated from Belmont University with a BM in Composition and a BS in Audio Engineering Technology.  Even now, it’s still hard to believe it’s done! I must confess I felt equal amounts of relief and panic the … Continue reading Where I’ve Been for the Last Year… And Where I’m Going Next

I’m a Composer from Charlottesville…

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” -Leonard Bernstein At Atlantic Music Festival this summer, that quote was our motto, though none of us knew how appropriate it would become to current events.  And while I was going to post about the amazing … Continue reading I’m a Composer from Charlottesville…

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