Monthly Archives: March 2008

Covey’s “Seven Habits” for Musicians

Last week, our guest artist at the University of Iowa was Jim Lyon. Jim lives in Dubuque and besides having a very successful “day job”, is an outstanding euphonium artist and teacher. His master class was preceded by a quick … Continue reading

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Real Women Play the Tuba

I just discovered a wonderful essay, Real Women Play the Tuba on a blog called 37 Days. I love this excerpt: Shy Emma took to the stage and ripped open a sound that stopped all noise in the band room. … Continue reading

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Tony Clements

Tony Clements, principal tubist with Symphony Silicon Valley, recently performed the Vaughan Williams and got a great review: Clements sweetly lingered over the opening notes of the cadenza in the first movement, before plunging to a subterranean rumble; he grew … Continue reading

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Reviews: Voom Portraits, Cherry Classics, K & M Music Stand

I finally got to see Voom Portraits, Robert Wilson’s revolutionary exhibit at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. It was amazing, a bit unnerving, and very creative. It would be difficult, if not impossible to adequately describe the exhibit, … Continue reading

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Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon, host of the radio show Open Source recently featured Mike Roylance and Eli Newberger for a recent “Passion Thursday” broadcast focussed on the tuba. Chris is one of the smartest, thought-provoking commentators ever – I listened to his … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Paul Miller, Chris Dickey, Jeremy Crawford and Michael Hart. They have been advanced to the semi-final round for the quartet competition at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Cincinnati! Way to go guys! They have worked really hard, … Continue reading

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The Ides of March

Some random news on this March 15th, sorry Caesar… On Monday, I will be giving a master class and solo recital at Wayne State College in Nebraska. Liang-Fang Chang, my accompanist and graduate student from the University of Iowa, and … Continue reading

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