The launch of this blog coincides with the publication of my first article, "Cut Time," seen in the Summer 2012 issue of The Double Reed, the quarterly journal of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS). IDRS members can access the article for free online; I'm working on getting a scan to post here. Most music schools subscribe to The Double Reed; if you find yourself in a college music library, you can read it there, too.
I'm one of you: fund-raiser by day, musician by night....sometimes vice-versa if we have a gala and I'm playing a matinee. Work-life balance and the motivation for pursuing "a double life," as I often refer to it, is of great interest to me. The good news is, we're not alone. A lot of musicians make this work, and pursue two -- or more! -- careers at very high levels. I will showcase their stories and hope to inspire those of us for whom this is a reality. It's not an easy life, but it is possible and can be very rewarding.
Thanks for reading!