Music

I'm a soprano. I have been studying voice, focusing on lyric coloratura opera roles, with Cathy Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Poore. I previously studied with Michael Thoms from 2003 to 2007.

I sing weekly with the Saint Peter's Church choir. Our current director is Bálint Karosi. I've had the pleasure of singing many wonderful pieces with him and the choir, including:

Our previous director was Thomas Schmidt, and some ofmy favorite performances I've been a part of while under his direction include:

I used to sing in a handful of other choirs, too. I sang Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony with the Canterbury Choral Society under the late Charles Dodsley Walker at Carnegie Hall in January 2013 and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with the Harvard Summer Chorus under Jameson Marvin in 2006. Before that, I was lucky to be in many talented choirs at Benet, including a madrigal group, under Brian Wand from 2003 to 2007; I sang my first major choral work, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem in D minor, with the Benet Academy Concert Choir in 2005.

I have performed at Symphony Space's Bar Thalia and in cabarets at the Stonewall Inn.

I hope to start hosting salon concerts sometime soon and maybe even perform in them.

Most nights, I casually improvise on the piano, and sometimes this results in some level of composition, often rooted in clever modulation. I used to be in the habit of recording brief, intentionally unedited clips of my playing my digital piano as a way to journal. (I don't do this as much now that I primarily play my baby grand named Josephine, but I want to start transferring my ideas onto paper or taking them to my digital piano more again. I am especially interested in getting around to designing a system to automatically create recordings of my digital piano musings.) I sometimes (rarely) blog about finished sheet music, though only one of those posts is about one of my favorite compositions.

I am in the middle of creating a minimalist electronic album from a bunch of my tiny compositions. I have a tiny, in progress sample available.

I casually study piano performance, though I'm not particularly interested in performing at the piano. I'd like to learn to tune and repair one someday!

Maybe I'll build a harpsichord someday to really delve into the physical aspects of keyboards.