Weekly Round-up 8/29/16

Performances:

Satellites:
Sept 24 9p-1a Glueks Downtown

Mill City Five:
Sep 23 8-11p Bistro La Roux

Rehearsals:  Free of rehearsals- It’s UMn Welcome Week!

Practicing: Annie Laurie, Red Dragonfly, Bitsch No 1, Telemann Canonical Sonata No 1, Rochut No 13. AND UMN Ensemble audition repertoire. *exhausted emoji*

Listening: Brahms 2

(LENNNYYYY)

Bonus:

Teaching: Going to be a light week of teaching. Hoping to get everyone feeling strong for school, which starts this week.

Studying: UMN entrance exams. On repeat. TOMORROW.

Relaxing: WTF’s (my women’s comic book club) 2 YEAR anniversary picnic, waking up and immediately taking a nap, bike rides, Eloise Butler.

Weekly Round-up 8/22/16

Performances:

Satellites:
Aug 26 10p-1230a Icehouse
Sept 24 9p-1a Glueks Downtown

Mill City Five:
Aug 26 7-830p Minnehaha Falls Pavilion
Sep 23 8-11p Bistro La Roux

Rehearsals: Satellites on Thursday to learn three new songs for our sets at Icehouse Friday!

Practicing: Annie Laurie, Red Dragonfly, Bitsch No 1, Telemann Canonical Sonata No 1, Rochut No 13. AND UMN Ensemble audition repertoire. *exhausted emoji*

Listening: Lots and lots of Clara Schumann.

Teaching: Practicing habits for all modalities and learning styles.

Studying: UMN entrance exams. On repeat. This is next week. I won’t talk about it any more after that, I promise.

Relaxing: Kayaking, biking, hanging with friends, just trying to get all the summer in I can in the next two weeks.

Weekly Round-up 8/15/16

Performances:

Satellites:
Aug 26 10p-1230a Icehouse
Sept 24 9p-1a Glueks Downtown

Mill City Five:
Aug 20 4-6p Bistro La Roux Patio Grand Opening party
Aug 26 7-830p Minnehaha Falls Pavilion

Rehearsals: No rehearsals for me this week.

Practicing: Annie Laurie, Red Dragonfly, Bitsch No 1, Telemann Canonical Sonata No 1, Rochut No 13.

Listening: Finished my arrangements of PYT and Come to My Party this weekend. I start next on Groove Me.

Teaching: Breathe.

Studying: UMN entrance exams. On repeat. New Recital Rep in the pipeline- Beethoven and Grafe and Fetter.

Relaxing: As much hammock time as I can fit in. And kayaking.

Weekly Round-up 8/8/16

Performances:

Satellites:
Aug 13 5-6p Chapel Hill Church Fundraiser
Aug 26 10p-1230a Icehouse!

Mill City Five:
Aug 20 4-6p Bistro La Roux Patio Grand Opening party!
Aug 26 7-830p Minnehaha Falls Pavilion

Rehearsals: No rehearsals for me this week.

Practicing: Annie Laurie, Red Dragonfly, Bitsch No 1, Telemann Canonical Sonata No 1.

Listening: Just watching the Olympics.

Oh AND, saw Corinne Bailey Rae last night at First Ave. Holy cow. What a joyous, warm, wonderful, funky performance.

Teaching: Approach everything with open-mindness.

Studying: UMN entrance exams. On repeat.

Relaxing: What a marvelous weekend. Farmer’s Market, kayaking, Open Streets NE, Corinne Bailey Rae- and the weather was perfect. I’ll take another, please!

Weekly Round-up 8/1/16

Performances:

Satellites:

Aug 3 6-8p Park United Methodist Fundraiser
Aug 13 5-6p Chapel Hill Church Fundraiser
Aug 26 10p-1230a Icehouse!

Mill City Five:

Aug 20 Time TBD Bistro La Roux Patio Grand Opening party!
Aug 26 7-830p Minnehaha Falls Pavilion

Rehearsals: No rehearsals for me this week.

Practicing: Annie Laurie, Red Dragonfly, Bitsch No 1, Telemann Canonical Sonata No 1.

Listening: Podcasts: This American Life, Radiolab, Two Dope Queens, Classical Classroom, Mortified.

Teaching: Be Musical.

Studying: UMN entrance exams. On repeat.

Relaxing: Wonderful weekend spent in Cedar Rapids with my honey. We drove out to Maquoketa State Park and climbed around in caves. 10/10 would spelunk again.

Weekly Round-up 7/25/16

Performances:

Satellites:

Aug 3 6-8p Park United Methodist Fundraiser
Aug 13 5-6p Chapel Hill Church Fundraiser
Aug 26 10p-1230a Icehouse!

Mill City Five:

Aug 20 Time TBD Bistro La Roux Patio Grand Opening party!
Aug 26 7-830p Minnehaha Falls Pavilion

Rehearsals: No rehearsals for me this week either.

Practicing: Annie Laurie, Red Dragonfly, Bitsch No 1, Telemann Canonical Sonata No 1.

Listening: CHVRCHES

Teaching: The usual. Ear on the prize.

Studying: UMN entrance exams. On repeat.

Relaxing: My birthday was very delightful thanks in large part to the success of reaching the first goal in my scholarship campaign! I also saw Ghostbusters again (You try saying no to these salty parabolas), enjoyed games with friends, went to the Little Mekong Night Market, and took a hammock nap.

Weekly Round-up 3/28/16

Performances: Saturday: Hamline Winds in concert at Sundin Hall! 7:30pm on Hamline University Campus. I’m sitting in as player-coach this semester and enjoying every minute.

I’ve got upcoming masterclasses, performances with Mill City Five and The Satellites, and a big concert planned with Metro Brass upcoming in April and May.

Rehearsals: MC5 meets Wednesday night, Metro meets Sunday- we’re gearing up for spring and summer gigs!

Practicing: Now that Easter is over and spring break has begun for many of my students, I’m looking forward to diving into some new music this week. I’ll start the 3rd movement of Red Dragonfly and I hope to learn most of the 1st movement of the Bourgeois Concerto.

Listening: Podcasts. Still lots and lots of podcasts.

Teaching: I’m refining my method for teaching the natural approach every day. This week, with a little more free time, I’m hoping to deepen my understanding of how our focus controls our product. I’m also making efforts to listen more carefully to what my students are telling me, both explicitly and implicitly.

Studying: “SuperTeaching” by Eric Jensen. Feeling like I need to up my game for my lovely students. Trying to get my hands on a copy of Attention and Motor Skill Learning by Gabriele Wulf.

Relaxing: It’s (mostly) spring break! Bike rides, walks, talks with friends, naps all on the list.

 

“Lunch With…Lauren Husting!”

You can now watch two of the pieces from my 2/8/2016 “Lunch with…” recital in Sundin Hall on Hamline University campus in convenient YouTube format!

David, Concertino (all)

Mills, Red Dragonfly (1st mvt)

My pianist is the lovely and talented Rebecca Hass.

Enjoy!

Weekly Round-up 1/25/16

Performances: Lots upcoming in January. As always I keep a calendar updated on this site.

Monday, 2/8 12pm- Hamline University Lunch Recital. More info to come! These are short, informal half-hour recitals and I am happy to be the featured artist for February. I’ll be playing the David Concertino, selections from Bach Cello Suite No 2, and the first movement of Red Dragonfly by Amy Mills.

Rehearsals: Mill City Five is getting back together on Wed night to kick off a new year, our fourth year together! We hope to fill it with gigs and music. Stay tuned .

Metro meets Sunday night. Looks like I’ll be playing a solo feature on “Stardust”. Put March 17th in your brain; we may have a concert date to announce soon.

Practicing: Less than two weeks to perfect my UMN audition materials- but I’m feeling strong! I had a really inspiring lesson with Professor Ashworth last Friday and am feeling the motivation to go into the audition swinging.

Listening: Charlie Parr’s album Stumpjumper has been making me dance lately.

Teaching: My seminar at Brass Chix was all about getting to the heart of your sound- feeling the air move, imagining the shape of your tone. We made some really nice music yesterday.

Studying: Doing what pleases me.

Relaxing: Crosswords and tea.

 

Weekly Round-up 1/18/16

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Performances: Lots upcoming in January. As always I keep a calendar updated on this site.

Sunday, 1/24, 11-4 – BrassChix Annual Forum for women and girls who play brass instruments! I’m so excited to be a part of this again. I’ll be giving a trombone seminar in the morning and performing a movement of Red Dragonfly by Amy Mills in the afternoon.

Monday, 2/8 12pm- Hamline University Lunch Recital. More info to come! These are short, informal half-hour recitals and I am happy to be the featured artist for February.

Rehearsals: Working with my pianist, Rebecca, on the Mills for Sunday.

Practicing: So there’s a lot on my plate this month. On top of the above performances I am also preparing for my audition to enter doctoral study at the U in the fall. That audition is February 6th. Luckily, I can recycle much of the material from other gigs.

Listening: John Luther Adams, like, all of it.

Teaching: Short, quick notes to find the heart of your sound. Making the motion of the horn coming to your face, the inhalation, and the sound all a part of one unit, effortless.

Studying: Balance.

Relaxing: Visits to Como Conservatory, walks, good long talks with friends.