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Songs of Hope's new CD, "Homeward"

I have been fortunate to take part in the Great East Japan Earthquake recovery support organization, Songs of Hope.  SoH released a CD, "Homeward."  It's a collection of pieces by (mostly) Japanese composers, performed by eleven of the Songs of Hope artists. 

Songs of Hope CD



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Bach in the Subway Seattle

Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA

The day will sure to bring a special joy!  I will be taking part in the international project:  Bach in the Subway 2017.

As I imagine how this day might unfold, I can't stop smiling.  Bach can be heard everywhere in the city!  What an amazing day this is going to be!  I am so happy and excited to take part in an amazing global project, and I hope many of my international colleague will join in.  My wonderful students at Ballard High School and some of my devoted private students will be performing as well.  I will be performing as "Doctors in Resonance," a marimba Duo with Dr, Kendra McLean,



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I had an honor of meeting scholars from non-music fields who are interested in Hildegard.  Within 5 days of being introduced to the scholars, and with in two days of actually meeting them, I sang one of the Hildegardian chant and presented a small introduction to the music of Hildegard at Dr. Ann Kreilkamp's on September 30th, 2016.  What an honor to take part in such inspiring event!  Her article and video presentation are posted on her website below:


Early 2017, we are planning to put together Hildegard of Bingen Festival in Seattle.  I will keep you posted as more information becomes available.