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Somehow, I’m teaching 4 classes

Posted on October 16, 2021

Yit’s been…. two months since I posted here, two weeks since I started a new quarter, twenty minutes since I taught a class, and it will still be two months ’til I say I’m sorry. Somehow, I agreed to teach three classes at one school, while co-teaching another at another school. Two are “the same prep,” as they say in the biz (same course, different section)–though one is completely online which makes it actually a different prep. The third isRead More

Music & Academia (In or Out): Interview with Katrin Meidell

Posted on August 18, 2021

In this series, I interview musicians about their experiences in academia. I hope their stories will help readers forge their own paths, in or out of the institution. I recently interviewed violist Katrin Meidell, who enjoys a prolific career as a performer, pedagogue, and lecturer. Her diverse abilities have taken her across the USA, to Canada, Finland, Austria, Poland, Brazil, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. She has performed with the Indianapolis and Fort Worth Symphonies, the Fort Wayne and Boston Philharmonics,Read More

Music & Academia (In or Out): Interview with Nicole Gillotti

Posted on August 6, 2021

In this series, I interview musicians about their experiences in academia. I hope their stories will help readers forge their own paths, in or out of the institution. I recently interviewed Nicole Gillotti. Nicole is Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). In addition to teaching, she is an active freelance musician. She has performed with many professional ensembles as well as her trio Hint of Lime Brass. Nicole received a B.S. in Music Education from IndianaRead More

Music & Academia (In or Out): Interview with Elyse Kahler

Posted on July 28, 2021

I recently interviewed Elyse Kahler. Elyse is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Texas Tech University, a Master of Arts from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Music in Composition and with All-Level Certification from West Texas A&M University. ​She writes for a variety of ensembles and levels, and has particular interests in fun and engaging music for middle school students and inspiring musicRead More

Art & Academia (In or Out): Interview with Millian Pham

Posted on July 16, 2021

Bonus visual art edition! In this series, I interview musicians and artists about their experiences in academia. I hope their stories will help readers forge their own paths, in or out of the institution. I recently interviewed Millian Giang Lien Pham. Originally from Vietnam, Millian received her BFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Tulsa and her MFA in sculpture from the University of Florida. Her works highlight the intangible effects of socio-political structures on the body andRead More

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Music & Academia (In or Out): Interview with Alan Theisen

Posted on July 5, 2021

In this series, I interview musicians about their experiences in academia. I hope their stories will help readers forge their own paths, in or out of the institution. Recently I interviewed Alan Theisen. Alan is a composer, saxophonist, author, and educator. His compositions encompass a wide array of genres and instrumentation, and his work as a performer is equally broad. He was a tenured Associate Professor of Music at Mars Hill University (North Carolina) from 2011 to 2021 before he resigned toRead More

Music & Academia (In or Out): Interview with Stephen Ivany

Posted on June 25, 2021

In this series, I interview musicians about their experiences in academia. I hope their stories will help readers forge their own paths, in or out of the institution. Recently, I interviewed trombonist Stephen Ivany. Stephen is an active performer, clinician and educator. As a soloist and collaborator, Stephen has commissioned over 25 new works for the trombone which he has premiered in recitals across North America including such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. Stephen is currently the AssistantRead More

Music & Academia (In or Out): Interview with Jolene Masone

Posted on June 16, 2021

In this series, I interview musicians about their experiences in academia. I hope their stories will help readers forge their own paths, in or out of the institution. Content warning: this interview discusses mental health and thoughts of suicide. Recently, I interviewed Jolene Masone. Jolene is a bassoonist based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who specializes in contemporary music. She holds a DMA from the University of North Texas and an MM from the Peabody Conservatory. ASN: Although you holdRead More

Music & Academia (In or Out): Interview with Jon Fielder

Posted on June 2, 2021

In this series, I interview musicians about their experiences in academia. I hope their stories will help readers forge their own paths, in or out of the institution. I recently interviewed Jon Fielder. Jon is a composer of electroacoustic and acoustic music, with strong interests in timbre, texture, spatialization and narrative. His music is inspired by natural landscapes, various topics of science and mathematics, the human voice (spoken, sung or just noise), and literature. Jon’s music has been presented and performedRead More

Preview: Music and Academia (In or Out) interview series

Posted on May 19, 2021

I’ve been able to keep up a good rhythm of blog posts since I started last year, until the last month. My way of working has been to put in some time and generate a number of posts, then schedule them in advance. Between our baby, work, side work, and writing a paper, I’ve had to neglect this blog. But I have something really interesting in the works. So far, I’ve tried to use this blog to provide advice andRead More

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