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November 16, 2014
Thinking that ten years of "pre-professional" training prepares you to choreograph a three-minute contemporary solo is kind of like spending years reading Shakespeare and then being told to whip up a novel with some magical realism.
November 15, 2012
I was surprised at the level of detail that goes into every inch of the piano. You can see why a good piano costs as much as a car - we spent a few classes repainting the dampers, aligning and glueing new felt to each damper (the shape of the felt changes through different registers of the piano), putting them back into the piano, and fitting them until they perfectly silenced the strings.
October 17, 2012
Oberlin students make many noises, some of them are beautiful, others, not so much. Here is a mix of some of the sounds that I like that emanate from the Conservatory practice rooms and the...

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