I just added a slew of new blogs to my Blogroll, and I thought it would be fun to share a bit more information about them. I had followed some of them for a while, but just hadn’t gotten around to adding them to the roll, and others I just found within the last few weeks. They are all well written and updated frequently, and each of the writers brings a unique perspective and voice to their discussions. As a frequent blogger, I look to other blogs and related websites for news, inspiration, and ideas for my own writing. Keep up the good work!
Austin Baugh: http://austinbaugh.blogspot.com/ According to his bio, Austin is a recently graduated high school student who will be attending the DePaul School of Music this fall to study with Jonathan Boen and Oto Carrillo. I look forward to reading more on this blog.
Erin Ellenburg: http://erinellenburg.wordpress.com/ Erin is an active brass teacher and performer in North Carolina, and she and I went to undergraduate school together at Appalachian State University. I have enjoyed reading her informative and insightful posts. Both of us are contributing authors for brassmusician.com, an online magazine and forum for brass players.
Mindful Musicianship (Andrew Hamilton) http://mindfulmusicianship.wordpress.com/ Andy is a graduate student in horn at the University of Nebraska, and I recently stumbled across this very nice site. Andy’s recent posts include thoughts on handguards, a review of The Brass Gym, and some thoughts on the daily routine.
The 500 Pound Horn on My Back!! (Josh Johnson) http://hosshornlife.blogspot.com/ Josh is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska, and performs regularly with a number of orchestras throughout the Midwest. I think what I like most about Josh’s blog is his honesty and never give up attitude toward horn playing and life in general.
Melissa Morey: http://web.me.com/mel_morey/Morey_Horn_Studio/Blog/Blog.html Melissa is an active teacher and performer in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and a former classmate of mine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also an excellent musician and writer, and I wish I’d come across her blog sooner.
Kaddish in Two-Part Harmony (Erin Vang, et. al) http://beitmalkhut.org/ Quoting the author, this page is “A conversation between an anthropologist and a musician along with a growing virtual minyan, on themes of death and dying, grief, ritual, and the interplay between music and words.” I initially discovered this page while looking for some information on Lev Kogan’s solo horn piece Kaddish, which I’ll be performing as part of a September 11th memorial concert next month. As part of an ongoing project, hornist Erin Vang is recording a different interpretation of Kogan’s piece for an entire year.
Tubbs Horn Studio (Bruce Tubbs) http://tubbshornstudio.wordpress.com/ Bruce builds and refurbishes horns in Michigan, and his page is full of some amazing photographs of his work. Definitely worth a look.