Audition Prep with Me

As I prepare for my master’s auditions this fall, I wanted to give a peek under the curtain of the realities of audition preparation...

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...

Jessica Buford

Jessica Buford is an accomplished composer, writer, and scholar, with works ranging from novels and poetry, to choral works and chamber...

Robert Nathaniel Dett

As for Dett the composer, his work “reflects a great humanitarian, with lofty ideas about reconciliation and the unity of humankind…

Irene Britton Smith

When I heard Smith’s violin sonata for the first time I couldn’t help but wonder why I’ve never heard of this music before. As a pianist...