I’m back from another fantastic ITG Conference.  This time it was Minneapolis, May 23-28.  I would like to thank everyone that stopped by the Composers’ Collective booth and said Hi or bought something.  It seemed we hardly ever had any down time.  I also would like to thank my colleagues at the booth, David Canfield, Jim Gauthier, Jim Stephenson and our booth mom, Lauren Bernofsky.

I went up with four UWP trumpet students and we all had a great time trying out horns, mouthpieces, going to great concerts and clinics and we even found a fantastic Indian restaurant!  We all came away with different personal highlights of the week which I think is a sign of a strong, diverse conference.  I would have to say my highlight was hearing Jouko Harjanne play the Linkola trumpet concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra.  They played Mahler 6 on the second half of the program which was also fantastic but Jouko stole the show for me.