Today’s Syrinx took place while artist Mary Thumma took photos of my hands on the flute, for a drawing she will be doing. Her daughter Lillia was a harp student at the Curtis Institute of Music Summerfest’s Young Artist Summer Program, at which I taught for the past three weeks. Mary is developing a project to benefit her daughter’s orchestra at the Virginia Governor’s School of the Arts designed to help students afford a tour to Japan. She plans to make drawings of musicians’ hands, and I was honored when she asked me to be her first subject. It is lovely Mary is putting her talent at the service of a worthy cause, and I am happy to be part of it.