Today I became Florida State University’s newest candidate for the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology! This has been a long time coming, and the culminating meeting with my committee was nothing short of inspiring. These fine folks have clearly put a lot of thought and time into this project already, and their continued devotion came through in two hours of the most empowering, challenging, and fascinating conversation I think I’ve ever had. I’m off to celebrate now, but stay tuned for a new featured artist very soon . . .