September 23, 2018

The gender representation discussion in contemporary music has become ever more urgent these days. Countless evaluations, theories, and strategies have been posited onto the discussion table, and now festivals and ensembles are being pressed more than ever to put words...

September 8, 2018

In Germany, they sell cocktails of cola and Jack Daniel’s whiskey in pre-packaged cans. I thought that was weird, but not for the reason you would think. In the summer after my Freshman year of college, I did an intense musicianship program at the European American Mus...

August 21, 2018

I’ve had this dream for the past two years to study music composition in Germany. This summer, I went to Darmstadt and Berlin to see if such a thought had any sanity or grounding to it. Over there, I discovered an unforeseen appreciation for the parts of me that were n...

Once a semester in my college years, my friends and I would take an infamous trip to Yamato's all-you-can-eat sushi. It was this special occasion where we could indulge in excessive amounts of what is typically a food of small, refined portions. For the past two weeks...

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