Tunes, Lullabies, and Tangos

Tangos Recital Flyer Spring 2013Cool flyer for my February 21st Recital!

Joined by:
James Pitts, piano
Deb Scott, trombone
Charlie Gavin, horn
Scott Harris, percussion
Brad Meyer, percussion


Lullaby for Ranjani                  (world premiere)            J.R. Wright
Stubb’s Rigadig Tune              (Texas premiere)          Brian Kehlenbach
I Regret…                                 (world premiere)         Jason Thompson
Triangles                                                                      John Stevens
Three Tangos                                                               Astor Piazzolla/Baadsvik
I. Milonga Del Angel
II. Invierno Porteno
III. Adios Nonino


Fall 2011 End of the Semester – Enchilada Fest

This week is the last full week of classes at SFA and  traditionally I host a studio party for the students to thank them for their hard work over the semester.  Now, most people believe it when I say that 3 full pans of enchiladas evaporate in a matter of minutes but I thought I’d document it this year for fun.  I’ll add to this as the week goes by!

If only these ingredients could magically turn into a full meal for 23 tuba & euphonium players…..

Octubafest 2011 Done!!

Well, another Octubafest has come to a close.  There were some great performances by the SFA Tuba-Euphonium studio and I could’nt be prouder.  Tonight’s TubaWeen concert was a fun closer to the season!  Until next year and on to the rest of the semester.  Next for the studio is a Music In The Schools performance in Christ Episcopal School and TubaChristmas!

It has begun!!!

Well…the summer is officially over! Spent most of the day going through 24 student schedules to come up with a humane lesson schedule (for both student and professor!), putting the final preparations on my tenure packet, and getting some practice time on all three horns.  These first few weeks are really the only ones that feel like work because you’re putting out fires, arranging things, getting organized, and trying to drive around campus avoiding people who are attempting to drive and sight-see at the same time.  After all that is managed though, this is the coolest job in the world and I’m looking forward to a great semester.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

SFA Studio – Check my office board for the Fall 2011 Lesson Schedule!…and practice!