As a free-lancing musician I have performed in an eclectic array of venues over the years. Chamber ensemble music- making has emerged as one of my preferences. I enjoy the entire process which entails selecting an organizing theme for a recital, the exploration and choice of both repertoire and musicians, confronting the technical challenges of learning my part of the music and then rehearsing and participating in the evolution of the performance experience with colleagues. I also conduct extensive research on the composer and historical context of each composition in order to write program notes.
VCU Faculty Recitals
Featuring Music Composed by Women
V.C.U. Faculty Lecture Recital "Women In Music" in 2012
Sonata for Flute and Piano by Melanie "Mel" Helene Bonis (1858-1937) 2. Scherzo with Tim Crawford on piano
V.C.U. Faculty Recital – Women in Music: Letting a Long Story be Long in 2015
I consider this faculty recital to be a quintessential expression of theory to practice. The recital demonstrated one effective approach in constructing a viable testimony of women in music which simultaneously raised awareness of the contributions of five women composers via the performance skills of six accomplished female musicians
Sound Maven Gig Music
The following are a small sample of short clips of flute/string chamber music that we might typically play for a variety of events.
Treesa Gold (violin), Jacquelin Spears (cello), and Ayca Kartari (double bass). Recorded June 4, 2019 in Richmond, VA. The button will take you to my Youtube Channel for more of them.
Music which creates ambience
Music for Weddings
Music for Christmas
Music for Jewish occasions
Featuring Thematic Chamber Music
Jewish Community Recital- Jewish Composers in 2011
Suite Modale for Flute and Piano (I Moderato II L'istesso tempo III Allegro giocoso IV Adagio, Allegro desico) by Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) with Tim Crawford on piano.