a few pictures

Just a few pics from the last two fun weeks:   Here I am with Stan Olsen right before our recital on Thursday.       And here are two pictures from game day – this is along the parade route with Michael Haithcock, director of symphonic bands and my … Continue Reading →


Midwestern minstrel

“A wandering minstrel I…”  could have been my theme song this week. I drove across northern Wisconsin and east-central Minnesota as the leaves began to change right on time. And all along the way: music! First, in Stevens Point WI, Matthew Markham, Sue Bender, and the wonderful students of UWSP … Continue Reading →


Big House

110K fans doing the “Hail” hand jive, this truly excellent band with their awesome sound, hot drumlines, and “nice diags” (tip of the pen to Dr. Andrea Brown). Life in music will sometimes surprise you, and it sure did this opera geek on Saturday. But first let me back up … Continue Reading →



Vacation starts in the morning! I am looking back in total gratitude on a year that took me from Austin to Ann Arbor, Miami to Ontario, NY and DC to LA, and above all to Vienna by way of Arizona. Next year is up in just a moment, similarly peripatetic … Continue Reading →

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Video evidence!

Hey, there is a video of my CoOperative master class from this week up on my video page. Use this link or get there through the site, but check it out to get an idea of what we are up to! Bravi to all the participants and pianists, I really … Continue Reading →