Keeping Time: A Life Making Music
by Ann Copeland
Ann Copeland has lived a mountain of yesterdays as a teacher, fiction writer, vowed religious, wife, and mother. Throughout her rich and varied life, there has been one constant: Copeland’s dedication to amateur music-making in its many forms — composing, playing, arranging, partnering, studying, and improvising — and in its many possible settings—alone or with others; in chapels, living rooms, and schools; in locations foreign and domestic, intimate and exposed; in mental states anxious, playful, and grieving. This collection of spirited and engaging essays tells the story of a lifelong student and devotee of music who, looking back, sees that “years of making music offered release, challenge, solace, collaboration, glimpses of possibility, a perishable entrance into felt mystery, and the chance to create a gift with and for others.” With this book, Copeland is sharing that gift through the story of her life making music.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music
MUSIC / Essays
ISBN: 978-1-947067-55-4 (print; softcover; perfect bound)
Ann Copeland has studied classical and improv piano during a long career as a teacher and fiction writer. Her books have won major awards in the United States and Canada, and she has taught in colleges from coast to coast; she was the first Hallie Ford Professor of English at Willamette University. Meanwhile, she has studied with a harpsichordist, an organist, and jazz performers; composed the score for a college musical; led a girls’ choir; and shared a keyboard with a series of challenging partners. She now makes music with friends and family around her Steinway in Salem, Oregon.
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