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September 16, 2009

The Fall Schedule

Lots of performances coming up, and I’m happy to say I’ll be at a number of them. The madness begins this coming Tuesday, as I make my very first trip to Kansas City (eager for BBQ – I’ve been to Memphis many times, lived in Austin, now live in NC, so KC is the last… continued

September 11, 2009

Durham, NC – The Triangle

Verena and I are now happy residents of Durham, NC. We’ve finally gotten unpacked and are moved in – no more climbing around boxes and eating at the kitchen bar. She’s in full swing with the Duke University Wind Symphony, preparing for their first concert on October 1st, and I’m preparing for an academic… continued

July 28, 2009

I’ve long had links to my teachers’ sites on my links page, but until now, John Corigliano’s was simply a link to the Schirmer site. That’s finally been rectified: is up!BTW, the opening splash music is a fragment from his Altered States soundtrack. This might still be my favorite of all… continued

July 22, 2009

WYWOP 2009

Had yet another great week in Schladming, Austria, at Mid Europe 2009. The World Youth Wind Orchestra Project, or WYWOP, gave a great concert this past Saturday night to close the festival. The concert was shared among four conductors: Gary Green from the Univ. of Miami, Joseph Horovitz from Great Britain, Johann… continued

July 13, 2009

WASBE to MidEurope

UNT’s performance of Ecstatic Waters at WASBE was a big success. This is the first time I’ve heard it in performance without running the electronics (did some rehearsals at OSU where I got to listen, but not the performance), and WOW is it exhausting to listen to – in a good way. The group… continued

July 9, 2009

The Big Day at WASBE

Been in Cincinnati the past few days doing run-out concerts with the UNT Wind Symphony (with a side adventure last night on the way back from Athens, OH, in which the bus broke down on the side of the highway – fun times!). The concerts have been great, though, and I think tonight will be… continued

June 30, 2009

WASBE – UNT plays Ecstatic Waters

On Friday, I head down to Denton, TX to work with Eugene Corporon and the Univ. of North Texas Wind Symphony. They’re playing Ecstatic Waters next week at the WASBE conference in Cincinnati. The concert is Thursday night, July 9th, at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In preparation, they’re doing concerts on Tuesday… continued

June 18, 2009

Dusk at Disney Hall

Apparently Westlake HS is playing Dusk sometime around now at Disney Hall tonight. I had no idea, but … COOL. Props to John Mackey for the heads-up.Much more catching up to do : New York was great. MAYWE played their hearts out in Carnegie, and it was great to work with them and their… continued

May 30, 2009

Return to New York

I head back to NYC tomorrow morning for the first time in three years – eager to see the place, especially the transformation of Juilliard. I’ll be in town for the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble’s performance of Dusk under Robert Ambrose, who will also be performing some Newman on the same concert. Oh,… continued

May 8, 2009

Grade 3 for Band

First things first: the Festival of Winds honor band students this past weekend in Conway were great, and joyfully endured an all-day grueling rehearsal schedule, followed by a great concert that night. Several of them had even stayed up the entire night before for Prom, and still performed admirably. It was quite an experience for… continued