I want to believe in the power of music to cross social divides and bring together people of different races, classes, and nationalities.
To that end, I have organized an annual series of concerts performed by Lawrence students at nearby prisons. These concerts have made an enormous impact on both audiences and performers.
Oshkosh Correctional Institution – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: Piano, Jazz, Choir, Wind Ensembles.
Wisconsin Resource Center – 2020: Piano
I have also organized an annual food drive for a local food pantry, through devoting November large ensemble concerts to raising funds for the Boston-based Music for Food. We now raise in excess of $2000 annually.
Music for Food 2013-2019 and ongoing.