Monthly Archives: March 2012

Symphonic Playing then and now

I can’t tell you how lucky I am to get the opportunity to play with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on a somewhat regular basis. (Check out the ISO’s performance of Pirates of the Caribbean this weekend at Clowes Hall! If … Continue reading

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Addictive Behavior

I’ve been on a non-stop roller coaster ride since I started teaching at IUPUI nearly two months ago. This ride is very fun and very addictive. However, I don’t sleep much, I read constantly, and I am always looking for … Continue reading

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Storm before the Calm

I just looked at my schedule for the week and finally put it all together. Monday: Mid-Term Review for ‘Jazz for Listeners’ class at IUPUI. Then driving to Champagne/Urbana for a Sinfonia da Camera rehearsal. We’re playing some pretty cool … Continue reading

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Naming Issue (with potential prizes…)

I have a naming issue. No, I’m happy with my name. I can’t tell you what ‘joy’ it brings me when people realize that ‘Dick’ is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation for ‘Richard’. I’ve never understood that. I mean we don’t … Continue reading

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Leap Year Neglect

Wow. Another Leap Year has literally leaped by me once again without any notice. Really, it’s just another day in another week as part of another year. I didn’t feel any different, do anything strange, or took notice at all … Continue reading

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