My teacher and friend Elinor Armer has been one of my greatest influences both in life and music, from the moment I met her 20 years ago!  Her dedication to teaching, her generosity, laughter, her imagination and artistic integrity, have made my life fuller and brighter so many times. 

I wrote the Armer Fanfare as a huge thank you to you Elly – may it explode with the same kind of exuberance that I always feel around you!