On perfectionism & being a woman of color in classical music
My presentation, "Poems in Practice Rooms," combines solo flute performance with creative writing to express my journey as a classical musician.
How do I build a relationship with my art form in which imperfection doesn't invalidate my commitment to growth, and my cultural identity isn't at odds with the Western tradition I perpetuate with my body?
In being vulnerable about my relationship with music, "Poems in Practice Rooms" invites audiences to reflect on how they relate to the forms of creativity in their lives.
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Special thanks to Professor Monique Mead for the opportunity to give this presentation for the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning and Chamber Music Pittsburgh at Carnegie Music Hall.