Thank you for visiting my website. It's a work in progress, and I'll be adding more content soon. I hope to update this blog whenever I have a moment to reflect on a particular rehearsal or performance that strikes me. For now I'll get the ball rolling with a personal update.
My wife Monica and I were just in New York last week for a few whirlwind days for her doctoral orals and final recital. She somehow convinced me to be her pianist, and we had a fun time putting together a very demanding French program of Massenet, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, Gounod, Delibes, and Berlioz. It was a real handful for me, not having played a full program of song rep in quite some time. Special thanks to Greg for all of his help and support throughout the day of the recital. Monica has completed all of the requirements for her doctorate. I'm proud to be married to such a fine artist.
Also last week, Keith and I held auditions in New York to cast the 2015-16 season of OH. We heard almost 60 singers in two days and were very impressed with the talent on display. Houston auditions will be held the week of June 8th. Contact Keith <firstname.lastname@example.org> for more info.
I'm currently in Tokyo to visit family and will be back in Houston May 30th. Just in time to begin teaching the summer semester at LSC-Montgomery on June 1st, which also happens to be a big birthday for my wife.