Ilse Weber

Ilse Weber was a multi-talented artist, author, poet, and composer born in what is now the Czech Republic in 1903.

6 Haiku: Life in Iowa City

...reflections and shared conversations between myself & others as we grapple with the reality that is life as a university student...

My Legacy: A Goddess

Why am I vaguely describing some nondescript heroine? Because it’s HARD to ask myself this question of what my legacy is...

Declaring a Music Major

I realized that everyone around me seemed to have so much more knowledge and... I began to realize that I didn’t know what I didn’t know

Labels are for Food

...invite them into this new world, and start to change what this genre looks like to those in it, and those who feel like outsiders.

The Power of the Curtain

exerting presence and pressure in both political and social spaces, artists can engage in dismantling barriers that musicians of color face


burnout can be a slippery slope to self-deprecation, injury... If you don’t, your body will force you to take one, one way or another.