Fall Semester Preview

Now that the dust has settled a little bit from the first week of classes, here’s an overview of some activities coming up this semester. I’m very excited to be working with my colleagues and students again, and am looking forward to a great fall!

  • Faculty Recital, Music for Horns and Organ: This year my annual faculty recital (October 7th, First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, LA) will feature music for horn and organ, including several works for two horns and organ. I’ll be joined by Richard Seiler on organ and Andrew Downing on horn. Andy and I will give a repeat performance of this program on October 19th in the Dallas area. There is a lot of great repertoire to talk about on this program, so look for a follow up post in the near future.
  • Orchestral Performances: Highlights of this season (Fall 2014-Spring 2015) with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, and Monroe Symphony Orchestra  include Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Brahms’s Symphony No. 1, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish), and more!
  • Book Project: I’m very excited to be working on a new publication for Mountain Peak Music, forthcoming in 2015. If you aren’t familiar with this company be sure to visit their website because they have some terrific publications, especially for brass players. I’ll post more details about my project in a future article. As this book will be the major focus of my research efforts this semester (and beyond), I will out of necessity be posting less new content to this website. I still plan to keep the job listings page updated, as well as write periodic reviews and other articles, but it is unlikely that I’ll be able to write something new every week.
  • Horn Studio Recital: On November 11th the ULM Horn Studio will present an evening of solo and ensemble music for horns, including several works in the standard repertoire.

These are the major events for me this fall, and as other things of interest come up I will post updates here. In related news, I am in general having success adhering to my New Year’s Resolutions, although restricting my email checking is quite challenging at times.



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