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On That Note… – September 2013

September 4, 2013
A month ago I had the opportunity to attend the UU Musicians’ Network conference (my first time) in Dallas,Texas: 4 days more joyful and inspiring than I could have imagined. The variety of the workshops, the amount of new choral...

On That Note… – Summer 2013

July 24, 2013
Greetings from the West! I am spending a month in Helena, Montana, where I am conducting a production of the musical “Big River.” It’s my second time here, and no less magical than last summer. At the end of July,...

On That Note…- June 2013

June 1, 2013
“We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I’m an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.”  –Pope Francis Recently I told a friend about my work at UU Montclair and how much I...

On That Note… – May 2013

May 1, 2013
Let’s try a mental experiment: think of your monthly salary. Now double it. Then double it again and imagine what your life would be like. And then double it one more time (you could just take the original amount and...

On That Note… – April 2013

March 29, 2013
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” –Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) When I was younger, I struggled with my professional identity. Here I was – composing songs, playing piano,...

On That Note… – December 2012

December 16, 2012
Occasionally I meet someone who says they might like to sing in the choir, but consider themselves not gifted with a beautiful voice. Well, I can relate to that. When I sent my application for admission to Berklee College of...