Weekly Round-up 5/23/16

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: No rehearsals this week (nice to have a break).

Practicing: Working out my technique with straws/darts, and resonance. Making a list of music for my DMA study.

Listening: Mingo Fishtrap’s latest album, On Time. This is one of my favorites:

Teaching: Resonance. Let the air vibrate the embouchure. Let the horn react to the resulting resonance. Understand why it works the way it does (physics and design), but trust the process.

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

Relaxing: Art-A-Whirl was an exhausting blast this year. Apart from my gig with The Satellites at 612Brew, I walked several galleries with a friend and saw great art and music. It’s the best weekend to kick off a summer of all the things.

Weekly Roundup 7/14/15

Reading: Practicing: A Musician’s Return to Music by Glenn Kurtz.

Arranging: One final proof of Satellites charts before we start rehearsals!

Practicing: Alternating lip trill work with multiple tonguing. I have some tricky runs in the arrangement of Rolling Thunder that Metro Brass is doing at the Hudson Bandshell.

Rehearsing: Metro Brass on the 19th

Performing: Metro Brass July 23rd at the Hudson Bandshell. I have a new performance calendar! Bookmark it, subscribe to do, do what you gotta do- see you at the gig.

Listening: Just biding my time until the 17th, when the new Tame Impala record comes out.

Teaching: Rochuts in tenor clef. Get on it. Miracle high range fixer.

Relaxing: A really busy, but really fun weekend: Mingo Fishtrap at the Dakota Friday night, The Princess Bride was the movie in Windom Park on Saturday night, Open Streets NE Sunday!