An artist of music and words encounters the world

Hi, I’m Krystal. Sometimes what moves me leads to composing music, poetry, or prose. Welcome to the gallery of my prose.

My Land

I was surprised to hear this folk song amidst the pomp of the formal ceremony…

Who Made My Christmas Music Library

She taught me to enjoy the sound of the piano. In my Christmas music, she wrote in embellishments that added chiming high trills, marching middle register fills, and resounding bass tremolos.

Why I Asked “Are You Okay?”

When I was a full-time professor, a student I knew from my department hurried out of the choir room immediately after singing a musical theater solo about suicide. I did not know why the student left, but I thought, “Someone should go check on him.”


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