Category Archives: Recordings

You Kids Just Don’t LISTEN!!!

Even though this is my seventeenth year teaching at the university level in some capacity (having begun as a wide-eyed twenty-two-year-old graduate assistant), in my mind I still identify as the “young professor.” That self-identity is crumbling, though, and at … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Process of Making a Solo Recording

My first solo album, Stepping Stones for Bass Trombone, Vol. 1, was released on the Potenza Music label a little over a year ago. Some readers will know how stressful the project became for me, as its release was delayed … Continue reading

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Preparing for College and University Auditions

One of the first articles posted on this blog back in 2012 was a list of Fifteen Steps to Playing a Better All-State Audition. That piece was so popular and, I believe, so important that I have reposted it yearly … Continue reading

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“How it Goes:” a Missing Element in Many Students’ Thinking

During several low brass lessons last week I observed students that were playing their solo pieces or exercises reasonably well (not great) and then would suddenly stop after a minor problem and spend several seconds trying to regroup before continuing. … Continue reading

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Spring Concerts and Activities Preview

After taking six of the past seven weeks “off” from blogging, I am glad to return to writing in this space. I hope that my little corner of the internet has been and will continue to be an “oasis of … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Concerts and Activities Preview

This post is coming a little late for a “fall semester activities” list, especially considering that mid-term exams are being given next week, but I have delayed it because of some event scheduling that has just become finalized. On the … Continue reading

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Reflections on This Week’s Recording Sessions

Yesterday afternoon I completed three days of recording for a CD of music for solo bass trombone and piano, a project about which I have already shared some details in a previous post. While there is still much to be … Continue reading

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