Vive La Musique Française!

Today, in honor of the French holiday Bastille Day, July 14, 1789, I wanted to share music by a couple of the lesser-known French composers, Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) and Joseph Bologne (1745-1799). Thank you again to all my French listeners! After living in France, your country will forever hold a special place in my heart.… Read More...

Parlez-Vous Français? Debussy Violin Sonata

As an aficionado of French and Music, it doesn’t get much better than Debussy!

Claude Debussy wrote his Violin Sonata in G Minor in 1917, near the end of his life. The unusual harmonies deviate from his earlier impressionistic works, like the famous piano Arabesques composed during the Impressionist era.

I hope you enjoy this little taste of French music composed during the early twentieth century!… Read More...

Brass at the Beach

For all my romance readers, here’s a summer romantic comedy that takes place on the French island of Guadeloupe. Available on Kindle. Audiobook available on YouTube.

The resort my family stayed at in the Caribbean

Etta, a tuba player for the Belton University Symphony, is forced to face her fear of the ocean when the orchestra travels to the Caribbean for a concert.… Read More...

The Hills Are Alive

“For I assure you, without travel, at least for people from the arts and sciences, one is a miserable creature!” -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wow, this quote really hits home after everyone was literally stuck at home for at least two months! I’m afraid that, like Mozart, the travel bug runs in my family.… Read More...