breaking for good

breaking for good

I just got back from Detroit after a truly wonderful time singing in Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves (for the record, I don’t recommend traveling on tax day) and I’m feeling like I’m entering a period of personal artistic renaissance. For...
summer music notes

summer music notes

Summer is my least favorite season. My backwards seasonal depression kicks in, the humidity rockets up into the stratosphere, and I find myself fighting migraines on a daily basis while sweating through every piece of clothing that I own. Give me back my glorious New...
improv for mormons

improv for mormons

When I turned 30, I got serious about going to therapy and after three years of extreme patience on the part of my therapist, I figured out eleven or twelve things all at once. One of the most shocking lightbulbs that I uncovered was that my fear of making mistakes...
let’s talk about my favorite operas

let’s talk about my favorite operas

In 1925, Alban Berg’s first opera Wozzeck was premiered in Berlin. He’d adapted the libretto himself from an unfinished stage play by Georg Büchner, who left the work fragmented and incomplete when he died at the age of 23. Büchner had a death worthy of an...
this is a test

this is a test

2022 Sometimes, I wonder what my life would have looked like if I had stayed in Idaho after I finished my undergrad. I imagine that I would have eventually found a mormon man who was willing to overlook my general lack of faith and obsession with rules. I might have...