Category Archives: Interview

Jan DeGaetani’s Life Lessons

Friends, I recently chatted with soprano Karen Holvik whom I   first met in the fall of 1980, my first semester in Jan’s studio. I was eighteen; Karen had just completed her graduate degree the spring before and was headed to her … Continue reading

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Dear Friends, Sunday evening, I spoke with soprano Barbara Ann Martin about her career, her proximity to  Jan, art, music, the journey. Because of that conversation, I’ve been making a draft of a new lyric section for the book . Here are two … Continue reading

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Bon Mot Radio Show with Rick Agran

Friends, Back in October my friend poet Rick Agran interviewed me on his weekly radio show Bon Mot on WDGR-WDGH radio out of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. We hung out together for 90 minutes; I read from several pieces of … Continue reading

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Peggy Kampmeier, Part Two

So, Friends, here’s what I wrote after spending that precious time in September 2015 talking with Peggy about Jan and Gil and chamber music. At one point, because I had asked a question, Peggy jumped up, grabbed headphones for us both, … Continue reading

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Podcast interview with Rick Agran on Bon Mot!

This was an unexpected delight! Almost immediately after arriving here in Johnson, Vermont for my residency, I learned that my old, dear friend, poet and teacher Rick Agran is now teaching at Johnson State College, just up the hill from … Continue reading

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