“While you are studying, observing, experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things….In your work there must always be passion.”

— Ivan Pavlov, scientist who first modeled classical conditioning as a mechanism of learning, “Bequest of Pavlov to the Academic Youth of His Country,” 1936

Hi!  Thanks for visiting Classical Conditioning!

My name is Carly, and I’m a professional oboist, writer, and educator based in South Florida.  You can find me on the Internet here.

This blog is a personal project, which began during my undergraduate studies in 2012, and has continued to evolve to incorporate program notes, personal essays, and analyses of social issues as they intersect with music and the arts.

Every topic is diligently researched, and every post is filled with a wealth of links to point you toward further information.  Don’t hesitate to comment with your questions and thoughts — I’d love to be in touch.  You can also reach out via:

The opinions featured on this blog are my own, and do not reflect the opinions of any of my past or present universities or employers.



5 thoughts on “About

  1. simonsometimessays January 12, 2013 / 1:10 am

    Hello – since someone was nice enough to give me a Versatile Blogger Award (clearly he hasn’t met me), I feel duty bound to pass that on. Here’s the link, and if I’ve done this right it will explain everything in words which I have faithfully cut and pasted (thereby proving my versatility).
    Whether or not you choose to follow this up (and it’s taken me, as a rookie, ages to do it) I do mean it, as I enjoy your blog very much.

  2. emiliadaffodil January 15, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    Hey. I’m starting a new radio show about light music, wind orchestral music and film music and I’m looking for opinions from people, I saw your only post on wind orchestral music -suggested listening Rocky Point Holiday, I played that a few years ago it’s fun, lots of sweeping and expansive sounds.. Are you familiar with much music for wind orchestra?

    • musicjg9 January 15, 2014 / 6:02 pm

      Hi! Thanks for checking out my blog! I am by no means an expert on wind orchestra rep, but I’ve definitely played a lot of it. Feel free to email classicalconditioningblog@gmail.com if you have any more questions!

      • emiliadaffodil February 3, 2014 / 11:46 am

        Hey I have just started a blog on wind band music.
        My first piece is up there now and my About section is written, I’d love for you to check it out. I take it you study at the Eastman school of music? what instrument do you play? Collaborating sounds cool, I’m not sure what we could do yet. I plan on talking about pieces, composers, history, well regarded bands, concerts and places to find good wind band music so Eastman would be a valuable resource.

  3. mariaholm December 15, 2015 / 7:48 am

    I am glad you are fighting for the classical music. Here in Denmark classical ensembles and fine orchestras are facing lack of support. It doesn’t matter how many prices they have won. Those who decide don’t seem to know about the hard work that precedes the ability to perform quality concerts

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