INSPIRING CONFERENCE…

…at the DePauw School of Music. I gave the keynote, but what inspired me far more were presentations from others, showing how conservatories — and all classical music — can be more creative. Read my blog post!

DEFINING MYSELF…

…by the music I love? My latest favorites: Big-legged Woman,” by Jerry Lee Lewis, maybe the lewdest music I’ve ever heard. And “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” by Josephine Foster, a song with unearthly radiance.

MY JUILLIARD COURSE…

…started last week. A graduate course in how to speak and write about music. Such lively students! I’ll be checking in on it here and on my blog, telling stories about what we do.