Beijing - Day 7

Today was my last day in China.  The other guest artists were on very early…


Beijing - Day 6

Today one of CCOM tuba students’ took Marty Erickson and me to the Great Wall.…


Beijing - Day 5

This afternoon I gave a four-hour master class to the CCOM middle school…


Beijing - Day 4

After a morning of practicing, our host, Fan Lei treated us all to another…


Beijing - Day 3

Today was the day of my solo recital.  I had a dress rehearsal followed by…


Beijing - Day 2

The Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing has about 1000 university-age…


Beijing - Day 1

I have been invited to play some recitals and give some master classes at the…


Great time at ITG

I'm back from another fantastic ITG Conference.  This time it was Minneapolis,…


A Musical Remembrance

I would think that most of us have had musical experiences that have…


A Note to "Serious" Music Students

“I’m thinking about transferring to a different university.” As a college music…