For the last 7 years I've had a lot of wonderful and enriching opportunities to engage with musicians across the country either in preparation of my own music, teaching and lecturing on music and composition, and having one-on-one interactions with musicians and composers at the high school and collegiate levels.
It's a real joy for me to share my passion for music and give whatever insight I may have into the topic. I know for me personally, my life was dramatically altered from the interactions I had in high school and college with professional musicians and composers that my teachers and conductors arranged through our school, university, youth orchestra, etc.
And having my life so thoroughly enriched and influenced by those few short experiences, when I get to change roles and be the professional I really put myself into it and try to make my time with the students as productive and enriching as those experiences were to me, and even perhaps going further and being more generous with my time and knowledge.
Engagements have ranged from a single 1 or 2 hour rehearsal in person or virtually, to week-long residencies at conservatories and universities with multiple rehearsals and coaching sessions, private composition lessons, open Q&A's and discussions, and lectures on musical topics ranging from compositional tools and concepts (harmony, melody, orchestration, counterpoint, form, analysis, history/repertoire, rehearsal techniques) to broader topics relating to music's role in society and culture, music industry and how to make a career in music.
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