Weekly Round-up 6/20/16

Performances: No performances scheduled in June at the moment, but…

The Satellites: July 7th 11pm @ Icehouse

Brass Lassie: July 9th, sets at 11a and 2pm, Minnesota Scottish Fair

Mill City Five: July 15th, 530-7pm @ Como Lakeside Pavilion

Rehearsals: I have a new project in the works with fellow lady horns Elizabeth Stodolka and Lucia Sarmiento Roccatagliata. Stay tuned for more details. We record tonight. 

Practicing: Still adding tunes to my Tune Library! I’d like to get to 100 by the end of June- can you help?

Listening: Hm. Podcasts.

Teaching: Summer of Tunes continues. Let’s make really good sounds, too.

Studying: UMN entrance exams. Woof.

Relaxing: I went to NYC for 5 days…it was amazing but definitely not a chill vacation! This past weekend a friend was in town and we did a little more sitting and enjoying of the weather. I plan to find some time for outdoor activities this week and weekend as well.

Weekly Round-up 6/6/16

Performances: No performances scheduled in June at the moment, but…

Brass Lassie: July 9th, sets at 11a and 2pm, Minnesota Scottish Fair

Rehearsals: Rehearsal for “Brass Lassie”was last Friday and it sure was fun! I would have to say this is the most unique and interesting gig of my career to date. I hope you can make the performance!

Metro Brass met on Sunday night to read some new charts. Porgy and Bess, my heart.

Practicing: Still adding tunes to my Tune Library! I’d like to get to 100 by the end of June- can you help?

Listening: I heard one of my favorite pieces on the radio the other day and it was just perfect timing. I was stuck in traffic, it was raining…well, you can enjoy it anytime:

(The old Pope’s in this one, but DUDAMEL’S HAIR THO)

Teaching: Get ready students, because it’s the summer of tunes. We’ll be learning tunes for ear training, key practice, articulation, range, transposition…everything. See above for the TL. You can pick out a tune in advance if you’d like!

Studying: UMN entrance exams. Oh god, speaking of ear training. Mild anxiety attack as I try to remember how to do melodic dictation quickly.

Relaxing: Not enough of this in the past week. But this weekend: NYC here I come.

Weekly Round-up 5/31/16

Performances: A wedding on June 4th, but otherwise things are looking slim in the performance category until July. Lots of other things going on, though!

Rehearsals: Rehearsal for “Brass Lassie”, a pick-up group I am performing with at the Scottish Faire in July, on Friday. Looking forward to this!

Practicing: Music for the above (Brass Lassie rehearsal and Saturday’s wedding). Additionally, still adding tunes to my Tune Library!

Listening: My partner was in town this weekend and we went all in on the classical section of the used records at Electric Fetus. Scored a great recording of Elsa’s Procession by the Eastman Wind Ensemble, a Bernstein recording of Brahms 3, and many other greats.

Teaching: Good practice habits, as always, combined with utilizing learning styles and methods for good focus.

Studying: Grant preparation, doctoral recital repertoire, UMN entrance exams.

Relaxing: As I mentioned, my partner Jarel was in town this weekend. We saw a Lynx game, went to the Orchestra, visited Eloise Butler and the Quaking Bog, listened to records on a rainy day, and ate at some of my favorite Minneapolis restaurants. A great weekend that went too quickly.