As a performing scholar I’ve spent much of my life crossing the boundary between academia and creativity. Whether teaching a music history course to music majors, a survey course in the fine arts core, or directing the early music ensemble (Collegium Musicum), I encourage students to tap life at its source, recognizing how all humans are capable of creative expression. That often means finding where the heart meets the mind, something I try to do in all of the varied courses I have taught at Regis over the past two decades.
My scholarly work, as a result, has been broadly informed by historical performance practice, musicology (early music and American music), art and culture, and education, with publications appearing in journals as diverse as Early Music America: The Magazine of Historical Performance, Appalachian Journal, American Recorder, The Journal of the Viola Da Gamba Society of America, and in a chapter of a book entitled William Lawes: Essays on His Life, Times, and Work, published by Ashgate (1998). My current research work explores the interconnectedness of music, art and community, where my aim is to help students discover how they can develop a sense of meaning in their own lives.