My student won the KSU Concerto Competition!

December 05, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Congratulations to my piano student, William Baughman!! Will won the undergraduate concerto competition here at Kent State, and we're over the moon with excitement! Here is an excerpt from the cadenza of the first movement of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1 as performed by Will at the competition finals. Will will be performing this concerto...
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Schubert's Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 (I. Molto moderato)

October 14, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
For those of you who could not attend: here's an excerpt from my faculty recital earlier this month at Kent State. This Sonata by Franz Schubert - his last Sonata, finished a mere two months before his passing - contemplates death. However, it is not dark or grisly; it looks to the beyond with beauty, promise, and hope. It is a vision of peace. T...
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Portrait Session: Mario

August 12, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Meet Mario Buchanan, our beloved organist and music director at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson, Ohio! All photos were made on a Sony Alpha A1 camera & 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 16-35mm Sony GM lenses. Lighting by Godox AD200s and MagMod modifiers.
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Stay-in-Touch Session: Caitlin

August 02, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Here's another Stay-in-Touch Session I did while in Holland, Michigan this month. Caitlin is a graduate of Black River Public School and is the sister of Emily from a couple of blog posts ago. We started our session in Sanctuary Woods - one of my favorite places to shoot - but we were both eaten alive by mosquitos. After snapping a few photos, Cait...
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Stay-in-Touch Session: Mandie

July 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I captured Mandie's senior photos four years ago, and always love following up with my seniors to see where they've gone and how they've grown! It was great to see Mandie's mom, too.:) This entire session was shot with Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM & Sony 135mm f/1.8 GM lenses mounted to an A9II camera.
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