Rachelle McCabe, professor of music at Oregon State University, enjoys an international career as a concert pianist and artist-teacher. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, and in Canada, Southeast Asia, France, and England. An ambassador for classical piano music, she is the artistic director of Corvallis-OSU Piano International and its prestigious Steinway Piano Series, and directs numerous institutes for solo and chamber music. She holds a doctorate from The University of Michigan, and a master's degree from The Juilliard School. Believing in the power of collaborative arts to bring about change, she performs innovative programs nationally and internationally with writer/philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore.
Kathleen Dean Moore, an environmental philosopher, climate activist, and writer, has published a dozen books about the beautiful, reeling world. Her early books of essays – Riverwalking, Holdfast, Pine Island Paradox, Wild Comfort – celebrate the life-graced planet. Now, her work has turned toward defending it from pillage and plunder, with two recent books, Great Tide Rising and Moral Ground. Her first novel, Piano Tide, is the winner of the Willa Cather Award for Contemporary Fiction. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emerita at Oregon State University, Moore speaks around the country about the moral urgency of climate action. www.riverwalking.com