Attached here is a small sample of my written works, ranging from speeches on the importance of music to creative essays to research papers. All of an artist's output, regardless of medium, is informed by the same spirit and creative mind, and as such examining an artist's work in a medium outside of their main field can be a helpful insight into their creative process.


Fractals - a non-fiction essay on mental health


Different "Translation Devices," Same Destination: Pat Metheny's Use of the Roland GR-300 Guitar Synthesizer


On the Importance of Music -

a speech given at the grand opening of Cowles Music Center


Growing Pains -

a creative non fiction essay about growing up


Flowers for the Shadows -

a poem on the events of August 6th and 9th, 1945