Todd Decker

Todd Decker is associate professor of music at Washington University in St. Louis.

Posts by Todd Decker

Last American Maestro

The facts of Bernstein’s story—the scope of his talents, the velocity of his ascent—still amaze. His natural gifts were embarrassingly rich: ferociously intelligent, musical, and social in equal measures. But Bernstein was also lucky—in the right place at the right time again and again and again.