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After thirty years in education, I remain as fascinated as ever with the nexus of creative practice and teaching. In addition to lecture courses in the Literature of Music, Music of the Twentieth Century and Beyond, and World Music, I foster collaborative work across genres, mentoring composers and choreographers in creative laboratories that result in work produced in New York City venues including the Theater at the 14th Street Y and the New York JCC Theater. My course, Writing: Contemporary Performance Practice explores the common ground of choreography and writing (words).  I also enjoy presenting guest lectures on the influence of folk music on new music (modeled after Bartók), and the cross-pollination of choreography and music composition.