In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts

Friday, April 8, 2016

Joseph Michael Tomasso & Yaoyue Huang

Joseph and Yaoyue take a bow at his final oboe recital at CCM.

A few more snapshots from the performance


Thursday, April 7, 2016


City Tour

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


The third day of the Fellowship and we toured around the city, meeting mentors and other folks that will be helpful along our journey. First stop? Meeting the FotoFocus team at Lightborne to learn all about their approach and the upcoming Biennial in October. (Which I super enjoyed in ’14… Bonus? John Waters!)

Touring Cincinnati Community Toolbank followed with the inspiring Kat Pepmeyer (above). Her organization rents tools at incredibly reasonable prices to individuals and group projects that improve communities. Many hands make light work, indeed.


Spotted this awesome Phoenix logo on the way to the next stop:


After lunch? A tour of the Cincinnati Art Museum with Curator of Photography Brian Sholis. The 30 Americans exhibition was exceptionally good.


“Wigs” Lorna Simpson


“Untitled” Rodney McMillan. This is a carpet pulled from an apartment and all the scuffs and marks over the years remain. At first I wasn’t sold on this piece, but after Brian described art as intentional marks on a canvas, it felt more than appropriate.


“Sleep” Kinhinde Wiley


“Bird on Money” Jean-Michel Basquiat


(I thought the signage for the exhibition was artwork.)

Building Value cat

Ended our day visiting David Dreith at Building Value back in my neck of the woods.

First day of the Fellowship

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Brandon Black Haile Fellowship

My fellow Fellowshipmate, Brandon Black, takes a wonderfully analog and visual approach to thinking through his upcoming project.

We spent the first day thinking about schedule, what we hope to accomplish and how to tackle things.


Bonus? Flowers from Tom & Wendy wishing me luck:


Opening Day

Monday, April 4, 2016


The weather was pitch perfect for the Reds 2016 Opening Day Parade. Started off at the Globe Building overlooking Findlay Market to watch all the folks get lined up and ready. (From Wikipedia, “In Cincinnati, Ohio, home of the sport’s first professional team, the annual Findlay Market Parade marks an official city holiday with young and old alike taking the day off to cheer on the Reds.”)






A handful more photos

One last push

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Admittedly, another view inside my apartment isn’t very exciting. But this is where I spent the day putting final touches on future work for clients that should ease things along. Luckily everything my cat needs is automated, from feeding to playtime. (Kidding, I let her sit on my lap when I’m working.)

Another angle of the Depot

Saturday, April 2, 2016


Took a quick tour of construction at the Depot. Brought along that rented Leica camera and dang if it requires absolutely no post color-corrections to get a solid shot.

Wandering OTR

Friday, April 1, 2016

Looking Good mural

Dig this Higher Level “Lookin Good” mural on the Know Theatre.

Gomez Salsa

Spied friends hovering around Gomez Salsas.

Jason Snell Strongman

Speaking of murals, solid light on the WHBV Strongman—fitting after having just toured their new space.


Rounded out the evening with a finely mixed cocktail at Japps mixed by the one and only Molly Wellmann.

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