No, I wasn’t doing nothing for a year and a half! Senior Editor and contributor for the 2nd Edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments.

Yes, I played quite a few concerts during this time with The Goliards and The Savannah Childrens Choir, as well as with the Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, and I gave talks. So why have I not updated this website? For the last several years, I was serving as a Senior Editor and contributor to the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments for Oxford University Press. As you might imagine it took a LOT of time! What a great job it was though. I was in charge of all stringed keyboard instruments, as well as many organs, a few odds and ends, and all the Electronics and many of the Acoustics and other unusual modern creations. We wrapped up in June 2013 and since then I’ve been playing catch up in my workshop. I may or may not get around to putting in the performances and the like from the last couple years as really do need to work on my instrument queue and practice for the next concerts!

PTG Workshop October 8th, 2011, Savannah, Georgia

On Saturday, October 8th, I hosted an all day workshop for members of the Savannah-Charleston chapters of the Piano Technicians Guild. Members were able to up close study and discuss a circa 1800 Broadwood square, harpsichord stringing issues, making hitchpin loops and stringing using hole-less tuning pins, and studied a late 19th century Chickering upright piano action.

For more information about the PTG, see: PTG

Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition June 15-18, 2011

I’ll be holding down the fort with Carey Beebe, discussing TPW kits showing instruments and kits from The Paris Workshop at the Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition at the Radisson hotel in downtown Boston from June 15-18.

Come see a stage 1 kit as it comes, and a completed French single!

For more information see: andThe Paris Workshop

May 14, 2011 Lecture and Performance at SEHKS Conference

At the South Eastern Historical Keyboard Society Conference, this year in Macon, Georgia, I will be giving a lecture on “An Introduction to the English Square Piano”, and that night performing a Philadelphia Sonata by Reinagle and Dussek’s, The Sufferings of the Queen of France on an 1805 Tomkison square piano I restored in 2010 on a program with other performers.

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September 2010, Presentation at Westfield Center Conference, Yale University

September 24-26, 2010

Invited speaker at this conference on historic keyboards. I will be discussing the characteristics of the pianos of Chopin’s time and after and how they affect performance and interpretation of his music. Demonstrations will use the instruments at the Yale Musical Instruments Collection.

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Vienna Talk 2010 Presentation

September 19, 2010

Presenting “Impact Dynamics of Felt Piano Hammers” with Dr. Stephen Birkett at Vienna Talk 2010 in Vienna, Austria

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September 2010 Westfield Center Conference on Chopin at Yale

An invited speaker, Anne will be demonstrating and discussing 19th century pianos with the conference participants using Yale’s prestigious instrument collection as we discuss performance practice and instruments appropriate to Chopin’s music.

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The Westfield Center

Speaking at ViennaTalk 2010

September 19, 2010

Presenting a paper on “Impact Dynamics of Felt Piano Hammers” with Dr. Stephen Birkett at ViennaTalk 2010 in Vienna, Austria.

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American Musical Instrument Society Presentation at Library of Congress

May 29, 2010
Presentation of “Piano Touch and Tone: The Unanswered Question” as part of the American Musical Instrument Society Annual Conference held at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Speaking at AMIS 2010 in Washington, DC, at Library of Congress

Presenting paper on piano touch and tone perception and research at the American Musical Instrument Society Conference at the Library of Congress, May 26-29th.

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