November 11th, 2012

In September, one of the TEDxFulbright organizers emailed me to ask if I would be interested in participating in their upcoming event. My answer: Of Course! I was actually in Frankfurt, Germany for this November event less than 48 hours, but it was such a joy to contribute. I met so many great people doing [...]

Media representations @ SLEO

April 17th, 2012

Yesterday, I gave a presentation at the first ever Symposium for Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras at Louisiana State University.  I worked with Stephen David Beck, Jesse Allison and Rebecca Fiebrink as a member of the executive committee to help organize this event, so it has been really rewarding to see this conference come together. My [...]

FMEA lecture online

January 7th, 2010

FMEA 2010 Clinic-Conference @ Tampa, FL My lecture from this year’s FMEA is now available for download.  The presentation highlighted how the media has helped propel the concept of the laptop as instrument into the public consciousness.  It concluded with some ideas on how K12 music educators can start to wrap their heads about the [...]

Laptop = Instrument?

January 5th, 2010

FMEA 2010 Clinic-Conference @ Tampa, FL On Thursday this week, I will be giving a lecture at the Florida Music Educators Association Annual Clinic-Conference.  This is the largest gathering of K12 music teachers in the state. My talk will cover: the media’s role in how the laptop came to be considered an instrument myths and stereotypes [...]