Weekly Roundup 4/21/15

Reading: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks

Arranging: Charts for The Satellites are almost all done! I have two more to do: I’ve Never Found A Man (Lavelle White) and I’m Not The Only One (Sam Smith). Never Found is actually done- but our previous arranger wrote a different horn soli that isn’t as hip as the one on the track. So basically I’m just going to redo that part of it.

Practicing: Red Dragonfly, Annie Laurie, chromatic scale patterns, lip slurs up to the 9th and 10th partials.

Rehearsing: Midnight in Moscow this week!

Performing: No gigs currently booked until May.

Listening: Went to see the University Opera perform Marriage of Figaro on Saturday night. My friend Sophie was singing Susanna, and she was incredible! I’m also giving the new Sufjan Stevens album a spin.

Teaching: Lots of folks prepping for auditions. And it’s time again to do some serious intonation/tone production work. Sit tight for that.

Relaxing: 21 days into #30daysofbiking! Doing great so far- averaging at least 5 miles a day, 25 at the most! Also, reading some excellent non-music related fiction and non-fiction.

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