The Grit of Growth

Have you ever place an avocado pit in a jar of water like I did here? If so, then you know that it takes forever (well, 4 months) for it to grow into the little plant that I now have. My effort was pretty minimal, though. All I did was make sure that that there was enough... Continue Reading →

Southeast Trombone Symposium 2015

What a treat it was to visit Columbus State University this past June for the Southeast Trombone Symposium! Dr. Bradley Palmer has now hosted STS for 6 years. I attended the first STS in 2010 as a participant, and Chris and I performed in the Professor's Choir in June. So much has changed over the... Continue Reading →

Midwest Trombone & Euphonium Conference 2015

This post is long overdue, but I wanted to express my gratitude to Dr. Jemmie Robertson for hosting another fabulous MTEC conference at Eastern Illinois University (October 30th-November 1st). The featured guest artists were bass trombonist Randall Hawes from the Detroit Symphony and The American Trombone Quartet (Nathaniel Lee, Zsolt Szabo, Bill Mann, Jemmie Rombertson).... Continue Reading →

Break the Silence

In my last post, I said that I had learned so much this year.  It's true, and I feel that I now have something to offer my fellow musicians, colleagues, and professors. When I began this blog, it was a class project (thanks Professor Manning!).  I had not really given  much thought to how I... Continue Reading →

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