Joyce's World

Joyce's World
September 8th, 2020

My home has always been my hiding place, a place where I go in between concerts to regroup and improve my craft. My practice studio isn't glamorous and was never meant to be seen by thousands of people. Since most of the concerts have gone virtual since the quarantine began,  musicians have started to transform their practice rooms into impromptu concert stages. Spaces that used to be private and only accessible to family members and friends are now open to the world. In July, I decided to join the world and record a world premier performance from my living room.

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.