“It took longer to find the title for this piece than it did to write it. A theme of growth, change, development, connection to others and beauty realized was not easy to encapsulate in one word. The Greek root is "Chrysos", meaning gold. Beyond something precious, rare, and hard to find, the word "Crysalis" makes us think of mystery, potential, and life lived a new way. These are precisely the metamorphic changes that happen to students lucky enough to spend part of their summer at the Northern California Flute Camp. The learning, links to others and a look at a life in music happen to these participants. It’s a life-changing experience. This piece is meant to portray the individual, looking in and reaching out at the same time, coming out of the experience a different, deeper, stronger person, ready to fly.”
Composer, on her composition “Chrysalis”, written about NCFC.