Noblesse Oblige

Composers are responsible for putting students of every other academic discipline in music to shame.

A Personal Narrative

While I make every effort to keep an open mind toward whatever it is I’m listening to at any given moment, I’ve never had a particular fondness for music with narration.

Cortisone Cowboys

In accordance with my role as new music’s self-appointed DARE officer, I want to look at the use of a drug that has a clear, quantifiable impact on a singer’s ability to perform: cortisone.

Playing Favorites

Ask someone to name their favorite composer and I’d guess that those who don’t give you that baffled “what’s-a-composer” look will inevitably mention someone both long-dead and from another country.