What I'm Up To
I keep busy, but not *too* busy.
Here's what's going on outside of lessons:
Performance TBA: Minnesota Piano Tarot, commissioned by Ann DuHamel. Twenty-two piano pieces for piano, based on the major arcana of the tarot.
November 3, 2023: Presentation, Central Minnesota Music Teachers: ADHD in the Music Studio. St. Cloud, MN.
July 29, 2023: Conference presentation, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy: ADHD in the Music Studio. Lombard, IL.
April 14, 2023: Presentation, Assocation of Professional Piano Instructors: ADHD in the Music Studio.
June 14, 2022: Conference presentation, Minnesota Music Teachers Association: ADHD in the Music Studio. Bloomington, MN.
March 28, 2022: Conference presentation, Music Teachers National Association: Trapped in Thought: Learning with OCD. Minneapolis, MN.
June 12, 2021: Premiere of "Prism," performed by Kassidy Effinger as part of her PRIDE MUSIC PROJECT.
June 9, 2020: Presented my master's thesis, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in the Musical Workplace, at the Minnesota Music Teacher's Association online conference.
January-March 2020: "Snoring Teddy Bear" featured on Minnesota Music Teachers Association piano contest repertoire list. Performances to be held across Minnesota.
July 26, 2019: Poster presentation, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy: Oldies but Goodies! Medieval Keyboard Repertoire for the Modern Pianist. Lombard, IL.
June 11, 2019: Conference presentation, Minnesota Music Teachers Association Convention: Medieval Keyboard Music for Pianists. Bloomington, MN.
May 11, 2019: Dance performance to my semi-improvisational piano piece, "OCD". Coordinated by The Secret Illness, a UK-based nonprofit that promotes OCD awareness through art. Performance held at Friends House, London.
March 10, 2019: Premiere of "I Had to Wait" at New Arias on Tap, an event by Twin Cities Opera on Tap. Minneapolis, MN.