I’m a pianist & organist.
I love the piano and its repertoire, and I love performing. I especially enjoy the music of Beethoven, Brahms, and Liszt: Beethoven because of his unparalleled marriage of form and feeling; Brahms because he picked up where Beethoven left off; and Liszt because he was such an enigma — priest, showman, visionary, poet, virtuoso.
I revere Bach, but I mainly spend time with him when I’m at the organ.
Perhaps it’s because I love things with keyboards, but after two degrees in piano performance I decided that I needed a third degree — in organ performance. (Why have one keyboard when five will do?). As an organist, I’ve given recitals, worked in churches, conducted choirs, and composed / arranged some of my own music.
I currently serve as Associate Director of Music & Worship Arts at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC.
I'm a full-stack web developer
I’ve always loved to tinker with tech. After years of playing around off-and-on with HTML and CSS (and BASIC when I was younger), I decided to study web development more seriously.
I run Linux exclusively at home (currently Debian Buster), and almost always code in NeoVim with COC.
For music notation, I use the wonderfully powerful (and open-source) LilyPond
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