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Hi there! I’m a Southern California-based musicologist, writer, editor, and speaker.

Whether through program notes, pre-concert talks, or blog posts, I seek to illuminate historical context, musical structure, and the stories behind the music in ways that are informative, interesting, and accessible to listeners.

LATEST POSTS

Favorite Albums of 2021

We’re living in a strange time. OK, we’ve been living in a “strange time” since March 2020, but everything now seems a bit like it’s in limbo. On one hand, our day-to-day activities have more or less returned to normal for the time being, thanks to the wide availability of vaccines and boosters (at least, […]

A Playlist for Christmas

Another holiday season is upon us, and with that comes a wealth of season-appropriate music. (Some good and some not so good. Here’s looking at you, Bob Dylan, and your Christmas album. Yikes.) The sacred realm, in particular, contains an absolute treasure trove of works that honor and celebrate the birth of Jesus. So much […]

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