Writing has been something that I’ve done for some time. I’ve kept a journal since I was 14 and I still have all of those journals. I occasionally look back on them and feel in that in-between place between fiction and reality. Yes, it was me – I remember those experiences, but to be able to read my inner most thoughts from different times of my life is at times surreal. I do sometimes wish I could go back in time and speak to that young girl and give her some perspective, some confidence. Yet – I am who I am today because of those experiences. So, I have no regrets, no what ifs, just gratitude for the life that I have lived.
When I was young there were two things that I wanted to do before I die – run the Boston Marathon and publish my journals.
Boston Marathon – check. Journals – not yet.
I’ve built a full life, worked with many incredible people, had my share of challenges both personally and professionally and strive for balance each day – but most importantly – I strive to be present in the moment and give my best to wherever I am.
This blog will be a mix of things – perspectives on classical music today and why it matters, advocacy for music education and contemporary music, thoughts on parenting and general observations. But, mostly, it’s an opportunity for me to strengthen my writing muscles and share my voice. Thanks for listening!
Kelly Corcoran is Artistic Director and Conductor of Intersection, a Nashville based contemporary music ensemble, a conductor with the Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses World Tour and a member of the Advisory Council for Music Makes Us. She has appeared as a guest conductor with many major orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, Joshua, her daughter, Stella, and her Sheltie, Karma.