Category: Potpourri

Photo shows Lori Archer Sutherland posing with the Midwest Clinic 75th Anniversary Sign 0

Lori’s Midwest Clinic Adventure

I got to attend the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic this year! It’s right nearby in Chicago every year, but this is the first time I’ve been to the entire conference. A few years...

A photograph of Lori at a piano lesson, ca. 1983. She is sitting at the piano, with one hand on the keyboard, and turned to look at the camera.

Musical Ability and the Perspective of Being a Late Bloomer

I am a late bloomer. No one was in awe of my piano performance at age five. I didn’t even dazzle all that much in college. But I’m here now.

A photograph of Lori conducting a musical piece

From Fearing Writer’s Block to the Excitement of Premieres

Facing writer’s block? Here is my journey from battling writer’s block to successfully getting music onto the page and premiering my pieces.

Tonal Diversions Recommends: Books – July 2019

Check out what I’ve been reading over at Tonal Diversions!

A photograph of Lori and her bass clarinet

Tonal Diversions Interview at VoyageChicago

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by VoyageChicago, an online magazine. This is my first interview! Thank you to VoyageChicago for giving me an opportunity to talk about Tonal Diversions Music and...

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