Easy To Do Both
Wesleyan has been a perfect place for me. I taught whenever I wanted to teach, and they never demanded anything more of me.1 I didn’t serve on any committees very much — university time consuming — and I’ve also been able to do whatever I wanted. I taught a large introductory class, 80 students sometimes, where I just talked about pieces I liked John Cage, Steve Reich, La Monte Young, Pauline. So, it was never a chore for me. It was never anything imposed on me that I didn’t want to do.
Plus when you teach, you have a lot of time off, you have the month of January, then June, July and August off. I had plenty of time. I don’t make any more pieces when I’m not teaching than when I did teaching. I always found it very easy to do both.