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Curating Statement

For me, curating is the juncture where composing and teaching meet. I have worked on programming from a number of perspectives: the artistic, the administrative, and the educational. I believe this gives me a rich and unique perspective on curating an individual concert or a series. Over the years I have curated and/or hosted contemporary, classical, and jazz programs for museums (the Hudson River Museum), composers’ collaboratives (Underground Composers), and universities (at Columbia, Seton Hall, and Swarthmore). I enjoy connecting performers, composers, and audiences, and have found these experiences creative while also sharpening my thinking about the consequence of what I compose — about the environment, context, reception, impact of my own work and performance more generally. In addition, doing pre- and post-concert talks for organizations, ranging from the Philadelphia Orchestra to United Nations Association Film Festival, has been valuable in extending and deepening the audience experience.


Curatorial Engagements

Hudson River Museum “Art of Music” and “SummerJazz” (Artistic Director) • Columbia University Columbia Composers concert series at Miller Theater (Co-Director) • Underground Composers contemporary music performance series (Co-Founder/Co-Director)

For more detail see:  Curriculum Vitae