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Upcoming Concert: New Works for Brass Trio

On Sunday, April 13th, Black Bayou Brass will premiere six new works for brass trio. These pieces were submitted in response to a call for scores from the Mid-South Chapter of… 379 more words

Area Horn News

NEW & IMPROVED! Musical Categories

As you may already have seen from our earlier blog post the Musical Categories have had a mild overhaul for 2014.

Check out the amended list of Musical Categories. 342 more words

Participating Choirs

Lessons on Teaching: Part 1

In the past few years, I have had the privilege of observing performers at a variety of music festivals-primarily with participants from local schools. If you hang out for an hour or two, you can learn many valuable things about how to teach and what students in the area are learning. 253 more words


Spring Events

At Belmond La Residencia spring activities are underway.  Today is the inauguration of a Collective Art Exhibition.  This will run until 23rd April.  Tonight’s cocktail is celebrating the re-opening of the hotel for the season and the start of the Art Exhibitions. 76 more words



I wanted to take a post (probably the first of many more to come in the future) and write about practice-induced injuries. As final exams are coming up and people are scrambling to get their jury or recital repertoire under their fingers, stress levels are rising and our bodies naturally get tense. 639 more words


Quarter 3/3: this is not a time signature

So I am just beginning my third quarter at DePaul, and I have many exciting things happening:

1. I got a gig. Doesn’t pay much, but I’m so thrilled to be getting out in the Chicago community and playing a little more. 285 more words

Struggle to Miss Bats, or Dependably Get Outs: It's Up to You

On pitching, we know the best way for a pitcher to get outs is to avoid allowing balls into play. This means the strikeout. Amateur pitchers, because of their lack of polish, development, and even need generally get into the middle of high school with two pitches: a fastball and some kind of breaking ball or change of pace. 568 more words