I offer high-quality writing, editing, and speaking services, with the goal of bringing readers and listeners closer to classical music and the stories behind it.
What I Offer and What to Expect
- Experience writing about a wide variety of music (from J.S. Bach to Christopher Cerrone)
- Approachable, engaging, and concise style
- Illuminates historical context and notable musical details
- Thoroughly researched and edited
- Can do single notes or longer, unified essays
- Experience speaking to both large and small audiences
- Engaging and light-hearted speaking style
- Finding relevant themes and points of interest
- Can include audio and/or visual examples
- A keen eye for detail—spelling, grammar, and punctuation
- Skilled at locating and cleaning up clutter
- Language and style suggestions
- Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
- Experience working with college students and professional arts organizations
- Liner notes
- Blog posts
- Articles and essays
- Academic talks
- J.S. Bach: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, “Actus tragicus”
- Christopher Cerrone: I will learn to love a person
- Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, op. 87
- Frederic Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
- “Driven into Paradise: Émigré Composers at the Music Academy of the West” (Music Academy of the West, July 2020)
- “Serious Frivolity: Juggling the Profound and the Lighthearted in Beethoven’s Third and Fifth Cello Sonatas” (Aspen Music Festival and School, July 2020)
Program notes: $100 (for individual note), $200 (for full concert set or program essay)**
Liner notes: $200 (for booklet essay)
Pre-concert talks: $200
Other: contact for more info
*Prices vary depending on lead time, word count, and other project needs.
**Some previously-written program notes are available for reprint. See “Full list of published writings” above for more info.