The instruments and the musical scores that I play and study are historical artifacts—but the music I make is not. It is for the here and now, for us—players and listeners—right now.
My musical career includes equal parts performance, research, and teaching. I took up guitar when I was 9 but only began studying it seriously my final year of college. While I have played and taught classical guitar since then, for the past 25 years I’ve focused my music-making exclusively on Early Music, playing lute, theorbo, and early guitars with many of the region’s best Early Music performers. Over the years, I maintained a full schedule of teaching in both the studio and the college classroom. Concurrently, I supported my performing and teaching with wide-ranging musicological research and publishing that include studies of the guitar in American culture, 18th-century violin sonatas, and 17th-century Italian arias.