Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Art of Practicing

Photo by Josh Calkin This semester, in addition to having students perform their latest solos, I have decided to present three themed masterclasses during seminar classes; The Art of Practicing, the Art of Phrasing, and the Art of Listening. I … Continue reading

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Best Apps for Musicians

I got my iPod Touch about two years ago and I must say that it is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. I use it every single day, and in many different ways. Like many people, I drooled … Continue reading

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5 New Must-Read Blogs

I have recently discovered five new blogs that I think are worth checking out. I’ve added them to my blog roll, but to do them justice, I wanted to feature them in a special post here. Chamber Musician Today is … Continue reading

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Iowa City Brewfest 2010

Just back from the Iowa City Brewfest, 2010! I kept track of all the beers I tried and have listed them below. Two things: 1. I tried beers and ales that I have never had before 2. I sincerely liked … Continue reading

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George N. Parks

Sadly, I learned this morning of the sudden loss of a former colleague, fellow tuba player and giant of the marching band world, George N. Parks. He was the director of the marching band at the University of Massachusetts and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Tuba!

On September 12, 1835, the tuba was born invented by Prussian Military Bandmaster Wilhelm Wieprecht and Carl Moritz. If you are looking for a bakery that can handle a request to build a tuba cake, check out the cake above … Continue reading

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