Posts for October 2008

October 20, 2008

Woodwind doubling gigs: seven basic tips

Here are seven simple things you can do to make a woodwind doubling gig go more smoothly.

October 15, 2008

Auditioning for a multiple woodwinds degree program

I had an exchange by email with someone today, that I thought might be of use to all you hordes of prospective multiple woodwinds majors out there. Hi Mr. Pimentel, My name is Mike ________ from _______ University, and I am an aspiring doubler. I have been doing some looking around at graduate schools and ...

October 12, 2008

University woodwinds job postings, 10/12/08

I would have mixed feelings about taking a teaching job outside the US, but I would definitely willing to fly out for an interview for this one. Maybe for a couple of weeks? The College of the Bahamas – “…play and teach woodwind instruments and teach a variety of music courses. The ideal candidate will ...

October 12, 2008

Breath support

Quick: define “breath support.” I fear that to many woodwind players (or wind players in general, and maybe singers too) breath support is something mysterious. I have often had teachers stress to me the importance of breath support, but I can’t remember ever having one explain clearly what it is.

October 3, 2008

Doublers in the news: Douglas Owens

A nice mention of my buddy and colleague Douglas Owens in the Durango, Colorado Telegraph. Photo, too. Doug was my fellow DMA student in multiple woodwinds at the University of Georgia, and has gone on to a new job at Fort Lewis College in Durango.
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