Through the grapevine I found out that there are individuals as far as Chicago that read my blogposts. That’s pretty cool. I’m happy that people seem to think that what I have to say is worth reading. If you enjoy what you see, shoot me an email just to say hello or start a conversation on a topic.
Again, there have been so many recent events that it is hard to effectively and efficiently describe them all. I will therefore employ the shot-gun-bullet-point method.
I am currently…
… principal of University Symphony Orchestra at Western Michigan University.
… cellist in Birds On A Wire New Music Ensemble of WMU
… the Lead Cello Instructor at Kalamazoo Kids In Tune, an El Sistema-based after school program at Woods Lake Elementary (Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Communities In Schools)
… teaching about four hours of private lessons a week.
In other news, I…
… subbed for Southwest Michigan Symphony’s concert with Chris Mann.
… am excited that cellist Matt Haimovitz is coming next week to give masterclass and a recital at WMU.
… am appreciate of our WMU’s faculty performances this last week. The Merling Trio & Friends and Bruce and Susan Uchimura’s concerts were great.
… am meeting so many new musicians here in Kalamazoo. I think it’s a good sign that I’m overwhelmed by the number of new names I have to learn. In every circle I am involved in at the university, in the schools, in the community, there are special individuals who are doing great things.
More updates soon. Until then, listen to Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’Riley play the Arcade Fire’s Empty Room.