I am a Southern California-based musicologist, writer, editor, and speaker who has a passion for connecting others with classical music.
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.
So, enjoy looking around my website! Feel free to reach out if you want to chat or inquire about my services—I’d love to hear from you!
I love the vast surface of silence; and it is my chief delight to break it.
This is intended as a postscript to my January 2020 blog post, “32 Thoughts about Beethoven (and his 250th Birthday.” Click here to check it out. On January 27, 2020, I published a blog post entitled “32 Thoughts about Beethoven (and his 250th Birthday).” In it, I expressed my lifelong admiration for Beethoven and his […]
Can I be perfectly honest for a second? I almost didn’t write this blog post. This year has been unbelievably challenging and draining on so many levels—COVID, protests, wildfires, murder hornets… need I continue? For a good while, a year-end wrap-up of my favorite albums from 2020 seemed like an almost pointless, even naive, undertaking. […]
On September 28, I embarked on a somewhat odd task: to listen to a single classical piece every day for 30 days. Why you ask? It’s difficult to say. Perhaps it was out of a desire to really, intimately get to know a piece of music. Perhaps it was to spice up the doldrums of […]