Posts for February 2010

February 21, 2010

Buying a new instrument

I went saxophone shopping with a student yesterday. We picked out a nice instrument that suits his playing style and personal tastes, meets my requirements, and ought to serve him well for years to come. Here are a few thoughts on picking out a new horn. Do your research ahead of time. We made phone ...

February 10, 2010

From The Savvy Musician: military gigs and the saxophonist

Dr. David Cutler’s The Savvy Musician blog is worth checking out for high-quality career tips. In a recent post, he discusses careers as a military musician. A couple of highlights for the woodwind-inclined: With the possible exception of saxophonists and euphoniumists, few musicians dream of a military career. Yet this path can provide a dependable ...

February 8, 2010

Faculty woodwinds recital, Feb. 15, 2010

Bret Pimentel, woodwinds Kumiko Shimizu, piano Department of Music Delta State University College of Arts and Sciences Recital Hall, Bologna Performing Arts Center Monday, February 15, 2010 7:30 PM PROGRAM Sonate for oboe and piano Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) Munter Sehr langsam – Lebhaft Sonata for clarinet and piano Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Grazioso Andantino – Vivace ...

February 5, 2010

6 advantages of adult students

Now and then, non-musician friends express to me their regrets about their own supposed inability to play music. My usual response to this is meant to be encouraging: “It’s not too late to learn!” This is most often met with a doubtful look and a lament about wasted youth. I find that there is a ...
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