Talk

I love sharing with people what I have learned in my travails as a musician, organiser, and cultural activist. I've given talks to MBA students at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business about the business of classical music; I've talked to students of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago about the state and future of arts institutions (with a focus on music); I've talked to graduate students at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University about effective communication in the arts; I've given presentations on the life and work of Beethoven at public libraries in and around Chicago, as well as on the history of French music from Lully to Debussy; I've presented and been on panels (i.e. the Music Cities Convention in Washington, DC within the Future Of Music Coalition annual gathering), and spoken at "ideas festivals" such as Chicago Ideas Week Co-Op, and Glappitnova. My interests are wide but are all connected by my love of the arts, culture, and music within society, past, present and future. I believe above all that the arts make culture, and that culture makes society, and that a solid social construct brings peace and understanding. I speak to educate, elucidate, and inspire, and am happy to do so for any audience.