Another performing and teaching year has started, though I don't think I can really tell anymore when one ends and one begins. This summer, after a two week tour of Costa Rica, I left for one my favorite places in the world, Sewanee, TN and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. I write about SSMF frequently, and I look forward to sharing more about this great festival as the year goes on. During SSMF, I left briefly for the Music for All Summer Symposium - had a great time as always with everyone there!. Music for All has been a big part of my professional career, and I very much enjoy the chance to work with the dedicated folks who make that organization run!
Right after SSMF, I was off to Orlando to play to at the 2017 International Clarinet Convention to premiere a new work by Howard Buss with my good friend Kathy Mulcahy. We had a great time, and as always Kathy was terrific. It was an honor to share the stage with her.
Musicians have seasons to our lives - rather than make resolutions at the end of the year, I typically review my work/ideas/process in August, and again In January, during what is usually a (slightly) slower time in life. This year, I have resolved to read more ( so far, so good), write every day ( mostly going well) and update by blog regularly.
Let's see what happens!!!