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September 8: An end in sight

09/08/2021 , 2m, 55s

Conflicting feelings as the end draws near

September 1: A Home Stretch Of Sorts

09/02/2021 , 2m, 16s

Figuring out how to structure this story

August 31: Living in the Land of Uncertainty

09/01/2021 , 3m

A focus on the music & the bigger picture of the story

August 30: Live, Together, In Person

08/30/2021 , 2m, 58s

Moving forward with live musicians

July 25: A really big thought Pt. 2

07/26/2021 , 2m, 59s

Musings on my artistic and musical training as they relate to my dreams and goals

July 25: A really big thought Pt. 1

07/26/2021 , 2m, 54s

Musings on my artistic and musical training as they relate to my dreams and goals

July 20: Things Are Moving Along

07/20/2021 , 2m, 52s

Reflecting on recording the Overture & connecting with Josephine Pasternak's family

June 28: New storyboard in progress!

07/05/2021 , 7s

Copy and paste this link into web browser to see the storyboard update:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jfztr25-xm0EKI8qLoStK4JJsmYrY3Cj/view?usp=sharing

June 24: Six months, a wild ride

06/25/2021 , 2m, 55s

Nearing an end to broadcasts as new avenues are opening up and reaching a new phase of White Rose

June 9: More time; more discoveries

06/09/2021 , 3m

Focusing my intentions from trying to impress people to expressing myself through the work

June 8: Unfolding in new ways

06/08/2021 , 2m, 47s

Creating variety for the musical arch and adding a music director and music producer

June 4: Consistency... a win!

06/04/2021 , 2m, 51s

Conceptualizing album flow and the addition of a director

June 3: New momentum

06/04/2021 , 1m, 36s

A reimagined music picture after a productive day of recording

June 2: Ruff takes

06/04/2021 , 3m

New threads emerging as work continues

June 1: A step in the right direction

06/02/2021 , 2m, 54s

A return to creating two months in the making

May 31: A prototype

06/02/2021 , 3m

New excitement and new structure for a new vision

May 27: The joy of rewriting

05/29/2021 , 2m, 50s

Waking up eager to return and return again to the show

May 26: A good day

05/28/2021 , 3m

Setting new, joyful criteria for myself

May 21: Total different direction

05/25/2021 , 2m, 59s

New questions & ideas from a potential director

May 20: Percolation

05/24/2021 , 3m

Considering collaborators & timelines

May 19: Patience as progress

05/20/2021 , 3m

Finding a new rhythm & dreaming of the future

May 14: Flickers of momentum

05/17/2021 , 2m, 50s

Revisiting & appreciating the workshop music

May 13, Part 2: Happy Birthday, Sophie

05/14/2021 , 1m, 27s

Old connections to the past

May 13, Part 1: Jennifer's Dog Adventure Diaries

05/14/2021 , 2m, 15s

New connections to music, writing, and collaborators

May 11: A more challenging moment

05/13/2021 , 2m, 54s

Does being productive mean feeling good?

May 10: Rest, recovery, progress

05/11/2021 , 2m, 50s

Setting small goals and taking time to rest

April 30: A new Jennifer

05/03/2021 , 3m

Different routines bring developments in composition & character

April 28: My story, my journey

04/30/2021 , 3m, 1s

Finding a way back into the musical's intertwining narratives

April 26: I'm back

04/27/2021 , 3m

Receiving feedback after a needed pause

April 16: Come back down

04/17/2021 , 2m, 43s

Tidying, processing, reflecting, healing, moving forward

April 15: A lot of good

04/16/2021 , 3m

Mixed emotions in the wake of the reading

April 14: One hour away

04/15/2021 , 2m, 40s

Taking a breath before everything comes together

April 13: Tomorrow

04/14/2021 , 2m, 46s

Everything comes together in the nick of time

April 12: I need a nap

04/13/2021 , 2m, 48s

Lots of support & progress despite a moment of exhaustion

April 10: Not much remains

04/11/2021 , 1m, 44s

Finishing up music, working on the book, and staying calm

April 9: Surrender to the unexpected

04/10/2021 , 2m, 56s

Everything's on an even keel despite changes & moving pieces

April 8: Like an artist in the studio

04/09/2021 , 2m, 57s

Mapping out a grand finale

April 7: Flexing the ask muscle

04/08/2021 , 2m, 58s

The reading's in a week & the music has been sent

April 6: Outside of myself

04/07/2021 , 3m

A brief taste of a turning point song

April 5: Staying grounded

04/06/2021 , 2m, 53s

Big decisions afoot with a focus on finishing up music

April 2: Another Friday

04/02/2021 , 2m, 49s

Progress continues (slowly) while delving into a philosophical character

April 1: A new spiral

04/02/2021 , 2m, 59s

Staying organized while nearing the end of music writing

March 31: A blast from the past, Part 2

04/01/2021 , 2m, 20s

Drawing inspiration from high school and beyond

March 31: A blast from the past, Part 1

04/01/2021 , 49s

Drawing inspiration from high school and beyond

March 30: T-minus 14 days

03/31/2021 , 2m, 39s

A moment of honesty about time & schedule management

March 29: Walking on air

03/30/2021 , 2m, 47s

Setting goals for the week & reflecting on the previous reading

March 25: Speak it out

03/26/2021 , 2m, 50s

Making moves in preparation for the dress rehearsal

March 23: On the edge of a cliff

03/23/2021 , 2m, 55s

Receiving advice as the reading date approaches

March 22: Some kind of rollercoaster

03/23/2021 , 2m, 52s

Decompressing amidst the rush of production

March 19: I had this revelation

03/19/2021 , 2m, 45s

Some excited things in the works

March 18: Onward and upward

03/18/2021 , 2m, 50s

Diving back into it

March 17: Feeling more at ease

03/17/2021 , 2m, 55s

Focusing on the good things that are happening

March 16: Confession time

03/17/2021 , 2m, 29s

Feeling a little bit overwhelmed

March 15: A vulnerable exercise

03/16/2021 , 2m, 52s

It is incredibly personal for me

March 12: A big win & I'm feeling good

03/14/2021 , 2m, 46s

A lot of things are moving forward!

March 11: A few reminders

03/12/2021 , 2m, 55s

Reflecting on this year in the pandemic

March 10: The next phase

03/11/2021 , 2m, 28s

Little pieces are coming together.

March 9: A high school fan letter

03/10/2021 , 2m, 53s

And a lot of little things!

March 8: Surrender to the process

03/09/2021 , 2m, 52s

Progress is happening!

March 4: Officially two months!

03/08/2021 , 2m, 59s

And a lot more to do.

March 5: A delight to write

03/05/2021 , 2m, 58s

Stepping away and letting creativity work in other ways.

March 3: Just to keep on moving

03/04/2021 , 2m, 9s

Several more songs in the production phase.

March 1: How do I want to arrange the songs?

03/01/2021 , 2m, 48s

What I really want to do is some kind of brass moment...

February 28: Good old pivot chord

03/01/2021 , 2m, 25s

I figured it out!

February 26: Some thoughts on reading and writing

02/28/2021 , 2m, 53s

One chapter per day!

February 25: The big challenge is patience

02/26/2021 , 1m, 57s

Wish me luck!

February 24 Part 2: Reminder to myself

02/25/2021 , 1m, 53s

I did what I said I was going to do!

February 24 Part 1: No pressure to be brilliant

02/25/2021 , 2m, 51s

To begin feels strangely intimidating

February 23: The beginning of the end

02/23/2021 , 2m, 57s

The anniversary of the execution of Hans & Sophie Scholl

February 21: This is the fun part

02/22/2021 , 2m, 59s

I received the full recording!

February 20 Part 2: There is more to come

02/22/2021 , 1m, 23s

Thank you for listening!

February 20 Part 1: I have a treat for you!

02/22/2021 , 2m, 54s

Have a listen...

February 19: Josephine Pasternak's Birthday

02/19/2021 , 2m, 54s

What pulled me into this project.

February 18: 1943, Hans & Sophie Scholl

02/19/2021 , 2m, 54s

So much bigger than I anticipated.

February 16: Another Chance

02/19/2021 , 2m, 13s

Dealing with rejections.

February 15 Part 2: Keep up the pace

02/19/2021 , 2m, 55s

Starting the process of recording!

February 15 Part 1: I took a pause

02/19/2021 , 2m, 26s

Awareness & the pounding thoughts

February 12: It's been a great week

02/19/2021 , 2m, 55s

Played the air violin & met new cast members!

February 11 Part 2: What a gift

02/19/2021 , 2m, 58s

So many hurdles to cross.

February 11 Part 1: Mega Meeting

02/19/2021 , 2m, 59s

Can't wait to hear the music brought to life by humans!

February 10 Part 2: My Love Keeps Growing

02/19/2021 , 2m, 57s

The character Alexander's longing to return to Russia.

February 10 Part 1: Strangely Optimistic

02/19/2021 , 2m, 55s

The many musical cues.

February 9 Part 2: Intention for the week

02/19/2021 , 1m, 10s

We are moving on!

February 9 Part 1: Intention for the week

02/19/2021 , 1m, 56s

We are moving on!

February 8: A personally meaningful win

02/19/2021 , 2m, 59s

A life changing experience!

February 7: The script is sent!

02/08/2021 , 2m, 5s

That's a big milestone.

February 6: Major script progress!

02/08/2021 , 1m, 29s

What a relief!

February 5: A fantastic problem

02/08/2021 , 2m, 56s

My night stress paid off this time

February 4: Mild panic

02/08/2021 , 2m, 14s

Things are getting real!

February 3 Part 2: Exciting meeting today!

02/08/2021 , 51s

I get to meet Sophie!

February 3 Part 1: A surprise creative burst

02/08/2021 , 2m, 55s

Why am I getting other ideas?

February 1: Your accountabiilty helps!

02/08/2021 , 2m, 43s

A brief update.

January 31 Part 3: A hilarious dream

02/08/2021 , 1m, 58s

Should I hire my dream actor?

January 31 Part 2: Will inspiration show up?

02/08/2021 , 2m

I have some problems to solve

January 31 Part 1: Time scarcity

02/08/2021 , 2m, 29s

What if there is enough time?

January 29: A productive day

01/31/2021 , 2m, 27s

A brief update.

January 28: A BIG update!

01/31/2021 , 1m, 3s

A very exciting casting update!

January 26 Part 2: How will I write the music?

01/31/2021 , 2m, 12s

Trying to break my own patterns...

January 26 Part 1: Inner Voice

01/31/2021 , 2m, 54s

A little bit about Professor Kurt Huber...and how I cracked the song (finally)

January 25th: "Information and Poetry"

01/31/2021 , 2m, 50s

That's one way to describe the show!

January 24: First draft complete!

01/25/2021 , 1m, 26s

I made it through the first draft of the book/script.

January 23 Part 2: Exciting news!

01/25/2021 , 2m, 17s

I wrote a draft of a new song!

January 23 part 1: Confession...

01/25/2021 , 2m, 54s

A brief update.

January 22 Part 2: Some accountability

01/25/2021 , 2m, 14s

Here's what I'm going to work on today.

January 20: Indulging weird ideas

01/21/2021 , 3m

Even if your brain wants to reject the idea...maybe it's a good one. (or a terrible one)

January 19: Creative cycling

01/21/2021 , 2m, 56s

Balancing two big professional projects

January 18 Part 3: Wish me luck!

01/18/2021 , 54s

Now I'll get to work

January 18 Part 2: "Writing and Rewriting"

01/18/2021 , 3m, 1s

One of my favorite passages from Doctor Zhivago

January 18 Part 1: Let's try that again

01/18/2021 , 2m, 43s

I didn't accomplish my main goal for yesterday. Trying again.

January 17: I made a spreadsheet!

01/18/2021 , 2m, 58s

(Apparently a lot of composers do this)

January 15: It's coming together!

01/18/2021 , 2m, 10s

(I think?)

January 14: In search of variety

01/18/2021 , 2m, 58s

Why am I so obsessed with the dorian mode??

January 13 Part 3: A spiritual calling

01/18/2021 , 2m, 55s

This project has been knocking on my door for 10 years...it feels meant to be (and a little spooky) sometimes.

January 13 Part 2: mindset challenges

01/18/2021 , 2m, 54s

Does this count as a professional project for me?

January 13 Part 1: I have a music director!

01/18/2021 , 2m, 54s

(that sounds so cool)

January 12 Part 2: A new strategy

01/18/2021 , 2m, 7s

How can I get my subconscious working for me?

January 12 Part 1: A wakeup call

01/18/2021 , 2m, 50s

Can I get this done in time?

January 11: a new mantra

01/18/2021 , 2m, 59s

I have all the pieces, I just need to decide how to arrange them

January 10: Developing "my voice"

01/11/2021 , 2m, 58s

It's about a lot more than singing...

January 9 Part 2: Hans' "birthday" letter

01/11/2021 , 2m, 18s

I do have a star that shines even on the darkest night

January 9 Part 1: A birthday update

01/11/2021 , 2m, 56s

My birthday was awesome on many levels...including musical productivity!

January 8: A shift in energy

01/11/2021 , 2m, 57s

A sudden peacefulness and playfulness

January 7th: Sophie's Diary, August 9, 1942

01/11/2021 , 2m, 59s

Many people believe our age is the last...

January 6 Part 3: Jennifer sings "Play"

01/11/2021 , 2m, 56s

Listen to a bit of the first song I ever wrote for this project

January 6 Part 2: Sophie

01/10/2021 , 3m

Background on Sophie and the first song I wrote for this project: Play

January 6 Part 1: The first notes

01/10/2021 , 2m, 53s

An introduction to Play and Sophie

January 5th update

01/10/2021 , 2m, 54s

Going from stuck to unstuck

January 4 updates

01/10/2021 , 2m, 59s

Here's what I'm working on today

Why an audio diary?

01/10/2021 , 2m, 58s

Here's what you can look forward to in the White Rose Diaries.

Welcome to the White Rose Diaries

01/10/2021 , 2m, 12s

A musical introduction