Before performing at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Soovin Kim, Violin Soloist
Post-Concert, playing with Soovin Kim on Vivaldi Four Seasons
Post Loudoun Symphony Orchestra Concert
Here I am with my husband, Juan Gallastegui, who conducted the Christmas Concert in Ashburn, VA December 2016. (I did not play, as it seems, but had come from teaching to enjoy the concert).
Northeast String Orchestra
Most of the members and conductors of the NSO Organization, Fall 2015
2013 Bard Conductors Institute
Photo with Guest Faculty Raymond Harvey from my last day at Bard Conductors Institute in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Post-Concert at Buffett Middle School
Standing with Buffett Middle School Orchestra Director, Tom Miller, following the 2013 all-school orchestra concert where I guest conducted the Fusion String group and also had my piece "Stomp" premiered.
BCO Conducting Workshop
Photo at the finish-line of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Conducting Workshop with teacher, Markand Thakar, in Baltimore (Towson), MD. December 2012
Beyond the Baton Friends
Fellow conductors at the Beyond the Baton Seminar 2012 in Norwalk, CT with Diane Wittry: Richard Siegel and Gemma New
Beyond the Baton Friends Picture 2
More fellow conductors from the Beyond the Baton Seminar 2012 in Norwalk, CT with Diane Wittry: Jason Lim and Gemma New.
Big Gig Photo
Photo with film composer, Maria Newman, collaborating with the Omaha Conservatory of Music October 2012 Big Gig
Big Gig Photo
Photo with Ruth Meints, Executive Director at Omaha Conservatory of Music at Big Gig October 2012 Fundraiser
Omaha Symphonic Winds Photo
Standing with Keith Davis, Composer/Arranger after the Omaha Symphonic Winds perform his "A Western Plains Overture"
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Post Grad-Conducting Recital Photo Op with conducting teacher Margery Deutsch, and colleague Molly Lieberman, May 2010
Master Class with Wolfgang David
After performing viola in a Master Class with Wolfgang David at Coe College c. 2008
Alma A. Turechek String Ensembles
Quartets and Trios, from 2004-2008
Red Cedar Chamber Local Tour
Demonstrating the viola for local students with Red Cedar Chamber Music Now! Program in Marion, IA. c. 2006
Taken before performing in Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Concert, with Beth Hoffman, instructor. c. 2006
2006 Orchestra & Choir Tour
Coe College Orchestra and Choir Canada Tour with Dr. Jerry Owen and Dr. Marc Falk, Directors. 2006
"It's one of the characteristics of a leader that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he's leading to realize whatever he's dreaming...A conductor depends for his power on his ability to make other people powerful...My job is to awaken possibility in other people." - Benjamin Zander
"I am a man first, an artist second. My first obligation is to the welfare of my fellow man. I will endeavour to meet this obligation through music, since it transcends language, politics and national boundaries." - Pablo Casals
"The point is, art never stopped a war and got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events. But it can change people. It can affect people so that they are changed...because people are changed by art-enriched, ennobled, encouraged-they then act in a way that may affect the course of events...by the way they vote, they behave, the way they think." - Leonard Bernstein
"Being a conductor is kind of a hybrid profession because most fundamentally, it is being someone who is a coach, a trainer, an editor, a director." - Michael Tilson Thomas
"Education does not change the world. Education changes people. People change the world." - Paulo Freire
"...One person, acting out of the power of his or her deepest convictions, can change the world." - Sharif Abdullah
"Hear all of the notes, all of the time...Be the music." - Markand Thakar