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ROCO Season 14 Kicks Off This Weekend!

ROCO Season 14 Kicks Off This Weekend!

Our 14th season of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra kicks off this weekend in Houston with concerts at the Miller Outdoor Theatre (6000 Hermann Park Drive) at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 21, and at The Church of St. John the Divine (2450 River Oaks Boulevard) […]

Adult Chamber Music Institute at Interlochen

Adult Chamber Music Institute at Interlochen

When I returned from China, I had a few wonderful days at home before it was time to leave for this year’s Adult Chamber Music Institute at Interlochen.  This annual event welcomes adult, mostly avocational musicians from all over the country for a week of […]

The 5th China International Music Festival

The 5th China International Music Festival

My week in Xi’an was action-packed, inspiring and rewarding.  I worked with many talented clarinet students, performed with some excellent musicians, and heard some beautiful clarinet playing and music making by the other guest artists.  It was wonderful to see old friends, forge new friendships, […]

Leaving for China tomorrow!

Leaving for China tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be leaving for China, arriving in Xi’an, the capital of the Shaanxi Province, on Sunday evening.  I’ll be one of the guest artists at the Xi’an International Music Festival for five days of concerts and master classes.  My recital is Tuesday night, […]

The Importance of Daily Fundamentals

The Importance of Daily Fundamentals

I will begin this blog post about clarinet playing the same way I begin each new day with my instrument—checking in with fundamentals.  There are so many things to be aware of when making music and playing an instrument, far more than humanly possible to […]

Gratitude

Gratitude

I am excited about my new website, and about having the opportunity to blog about music, clarinet playing, and life in general.  For my first official entry, I want to focus on gratitude and how thankful I am for everything that has brought me to […]