Joyce's World

Joyce's World
July 7th, 2020

Hello Friends!

I hope this note finds you in good health. My life has taken a 180 since mid-March when all of my concerts were cancelled due to covid-19. I have been fortunate to be safely quarantined in my Alabama home.

December 28th, 2017

About 10 years ago I sat down to watch the Nederlands Dans Theater dance to the music of Philip Glass. Minimalism hadn't resonated with me in the past, but as I listened to the music with the added context of the dancers’ movements I began to hear that it was brimming with moments of tension, confinement and excitement! After attending this one-hour dance performance, I was amazed that another art form could completely change the way I thought about my own art. With this realization, an idea started to take root.

July 4th, 2017

This month I thought I would step away from talking about music and talk about my other obsession in life: food. It makes sense, doesn’t it? We musicians are often obsessed with things that elevate our senses, transport us to other cultures and bring people together

May 6th, 2017

As a kid, I was almost never nervous about performances. Back then, I just went out on stage and did the best that I could without worrying too much about getting it just right. It’s strange, but somehow the pre-concert jitters have only increased with time.

March 16th, 2017

If a non-musician walked into a chamber music rehearsal, I think that they might laugh. We have arguments over the smallest things.

February 7th, 2017

One unique thing about being a pianist is that unlike other musicians, we don’t have to carry our own instruments around. This can be a great perk, as long as I meet a great instrument when I arrive at a new venue!