I work full-time as a library clerical.
My degrees are in music (bachelor's and master's in composition; doctorate in musicology). So, naturally, I am interested in music topics, especially those concerning Russian music (Russian opera in particular). My dissertation concerns the operas of Russian composer César Cui.
My published research includes articles on Cui, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky. My translations of two operas by Rimsky-Korsakov have been issued with CD recordings; much other past translation work of mine from Russian is unpublished
Although my musical background is mostly in classical music, musical theatre interests me also (probably because of its relationship to opera). Part of this interest of mine is stimulated by examining the transformation of a work of literature (play, poem, short story, novel, etc.) into a vocal musical work.