This article was originally published on MAY 8, 2011
My review of Alexandra Pierce’s book, Deepening Musical Performance through Movement, was recently published on Music Theory Online. Though I have written many articles published in Pacific Serenades brochures and newsletters, I have never before written an article that was published by anyone else. So it was quite a thrill to see this appear onscreen a few weeks ago!
Alexandra Pierce was my first-year music theory professor at the University of Redlands, when I was a student at the University’s experimental school, Johnston College, and I studied piano with her the following year. Later, I studied movement education with her and her husband, Roger Pierce, and this immediately and forever became an integral part of my life. In fact, it was a significant aspect of my personal growth and changed me for the better, both as musician and person.
I am so happy that Alexandra has written and published this book, the culmination of many years of unique and ingenious work. If my review leads others to read it, I will be so gratified. It’s a wonderful book!
Here’s a link to Deepening Musical Performance through Movement on Amazon.