THE TORTURED LABEL OF THE TORTURED ARTIST

In January 1980, Northwestern University’s black student organization protested the final performance of Julius Eastman’s residency. Many aspects of the 40-year-old composer’s budding career–which included a degree from the Curtis…

Meet the 2018/19 Civic Fellows!

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is proud to announce the 2018/19 class of Civic Fellows. Throughout the season, in addition to playing alongside their colleagues in the Civic Orchestra, the fellows will perform chamber music […]

What Teaching Has Taught Me

I started teaching at age 15, as an intern at the conservatory where I studied music. My view of teaching has changed dramatically over the nearly 15 years that I…

Demystifying STEM vs STEAM

Over the past few weeks I’ve worked with, and performed for, hundreds of kids in Chicago.  They’ve ranged in age from six to 18 years old, and from no musical…