I'm planning to take time this next week to rewrite my faculty profile. The school's website has been revamped, and many people have been viewing my profile from this blog. Thus I want to give a good impression both of myself and of the school. Besides the obvious typos and misnomers (my Ph.D. is in music theory, not music, and my MA is in theory pedagogy), I could use advice on what changes to make. I would especially like feedback from college and high school students, but any advice is welcome. Should I list all my degrees and/or jobs? Should I list my publications and presentations, my research interests, professional societies, the classes I am currently teaching, the classes I have taught? I could also mention this blog. I'm also not crazy about the picture, but I don't have a good alternative yet.
In other news, I gave my first pre-concert lecture today, for a chamber recital celebrating the 150th anniversary of Robert Schumann's death.* It was fun, even if I did go 10 minutes too long. The performances were great: the Spanish Love Songs op. 138, the Fantasy Pieces op. 73 (for the original clarinet), and the fantastic piano quintet.
*Okay, the actual anniversary was on July 29, but that hasn't stopped all those Mozart celebrations after January 27 this year. And death anniversaries are a little morbid, aren't they?