Reading: Work Hard, Be Nice found, continued reading. Add “Improve your teaching: beginners” by Paul Harris, a short little guidebook to creative teaching techniques for new students.
Arranging: New Satellites charts! Here’s my favorite so far:
Practicing: Doctoral audition is slowly becoming a reality. I’m preparing the first movement of the Gordon Jacob Concerto, the David Concertino, and several orchestral excerpts.
Rehearsing: Nothing on the books.
Performing: Some things in the works. MC5 @ The Nicollet on Nov 25th, and more soon!
Listening: Satellites songs for arranging. News, jazz (lots of Mingus this week).
Teaching: Theory and sight-singing using what we know about the major scale.
Also, breaking news: I’ve accepted a position as a music teacher for the Extended Day program with St Paul Public Schools! I’ll be teaching beginning instrumental instruction to the 4th grades at EXPO Elementary in Highland Park. I start today- excited and nervous!
Relaxing: Lots of social activities lately- which is great, but I need a little break! I’ve had tasty beverages at the new Bad Weather Brewing location in StP, lunch at The Mill NE (best. veggie burger. ever), wine and musical bonding with some fellow teachers.