The Sequoia Trio Performance for Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon in Georgia

The Sequoia Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon, with Jennifer Cavanaugh-oboe, and Elizabeth Crawford-bassoon.  Performance at Columbus State University in Georgia during the International Double Reed Society Conference.  Each of the six-movements of The Sequoia Trio takes a quote about Sequoia trees from John Muir’s book The Yosemite and uses it to inspire the music.

Sea Quartet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano in Connecticut

Sea Quartet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano at Evans Hall in the Cummings Arts Center at Connecticut College, with Libby VanCleve-Oboe; Thomas Labadorf-Clarinet; Rebecca Noreen-Bassoon. Sea Quartet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano was inspired by the beautiful ocean beside which we live, as well as the many trips I have taken to visit the Aquarium of […]



I realized today that I have forgotten all about keeping up with my blog. Life has taken over, and I find my attention going in many different directions – writing new music, editing current music, teaching yoga, practicing yoga, a little cardio, and a kitchen remodel. But I realized that it all comes down to […]

Music and Yoga: Letting Go

The idea of “letting go” can be a scary concept for some of us.  In our society, letting go of something might imply that we are giving up control, and we don’t like to give up control over moments and things in our lives.  But yoga teaches us that it’s okay to let go; to […]

Music: What it means to be a composer today

Yesterday I received a royalty check in the mail from one of the publishers that publishes my works.  When I opened it and saw that it was for a small amount, I had a literal throw my hands up in the air moment.  I felt mad – as composers, we work hard to create a […]