Celebrating Our Past, Present, and Future
Studying composition (as a minor) with Paul Zonn while pursuing my doctorate at Illinois in the 1990s changed the way I think about music. Composition lessons might have been more aptly described as life lessons. And our discussions about composing music most often focused on composing a life within music. Our time together still influences the way I think about the changing nature of our work and about the ways in which our art remains unchanging.