Semester Preview

calendarAlthough classes here just resumed last week, things are already in full swing, and this promises to be another exciting spring semester. As usual, I am looking forward to a variety of performances and other activities with my students and colleagues. Rather than list every single upcoming performance and project, I thought it would make more sense to mention a few of the highlights for each month. More details coming in future posts!

January

  • Recruiting tour with Black Bayou Brass

February

March

  • Black Bayou Brass Faculty Recital: This program on March 24th will feature a number of newer works for brass trio and brass trio with piano, including the world premiere of Sketchbook for Brass Trio by Roger Jones
  • Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday performances

April

  • Northeast Louisiana Horn Ensemble Concert
  • Canadian Brass Concert: The world-renowned brass quintet will be giving a free concert in Shreveport, and our studio will be making a short road trip for the performance.
  • Performance of Paul Basler’s Missa Kenya with the Monroe Symphony Chorus: It’s been a few years since I last performed this substantial piece, and I’m looking forward to doing it again!

Recurring events each month include performances with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and Monroe Symphony Orchestra, who are performing lots of great repertoire. In addition, I anticipate finishing up work on Solo Training for Horn, my second publication for Mountain Peak Music. This companion to Solo Duet Training will contain exercises and etudes for one horn based on several solo works not covered in the first book. I have about 50% of the material prepared, and am on track to finish in April or early May. Including time for feedback and revisions, I hope to have the book ready (or nearly ready) by the 48th International Horn Symposium.

Best wishes to all my colleagues for a great semester!

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