Neylan McBaine attended Yale University. She currently lives with her husband and three young daughters. Neylan has been published in Newsweek, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Meridian Magazine, Segullah,
Important music during my 20's seems to largely represent the culmination of childhood dreams, prior to pursuing different dreams. I've tried to capture this experience in a children's book which Mallika Sundaramurthy has illustrated; I will share the book with you at a later date. In Clip 1, I am playing Lizst's, Concert Etude in D-flat Major, "Un sospiro" as part of my senior piano recital (for my posterity -- entire program is below). This recital was a significant milestone: it allowed me to be the hero of my story, rethink my competence, and tell an audio story for my posterity. It was also a stepping stone, as I symbolically closed the chapter on a childhood dream prior to starting my career chapter in New York. I owe a debt to Dr. Paul Pollei for pushing me and preparing me to pull this off -- a huge debt. A reminder of the importance of our mentoring others.