My career is a portfolio in which I do a bunch of different projects rather than one long career path. As creative director of Pasadena Opera, I spend my time directing operas and occasionally singing. As a professor, my schedule follows the academic year. I teach different courses throughout each semester. I also spend time researching and writing papers or books. To avoid spreading myself too thin, I'll devote all of my time to one project until it's done before moving onto the next.