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Your Weekend Entertainment-- Nat King Cole

May 23, 2015

Phnom Penh

Your  Weekend Entertainment– Nat King Cole

I turned 76 today. What better way to celebrate the occasion than to be entertained by one of… 532 more words


Musical Patronage - A Question from Marc Yeats and an invitation to others to debate this here

The process by which musical patronage is exercised has long been somewhat shrouded in mystery, and certainly very far from open and transparent, at least as far as the most elite and prestigious forms of musical opportunities are concerned. 207 more words

Music - General

Matt Keenan: "Through it all, the piano provided a soundtrack"

“There was a time in this country when every home included three things: green shag carpet, an RCA record player and an ashtray. In the late ’60s you could add something else to that list: an upright piano. 113 more words

Music Education

On learning and depth

Once upon a VBS, I memorized the 15 judges of Israel, the 10 plagues, the books of the OT and NT, and more.  I’m glad I had that opportunity. 380 more words

Christian Living

Weekend Entertainment from Phnom Penh by The Mekong

May 9, 2015

Weekend Entertainment from Phnom Penh by The Mekong

Yes, CLF, I have been neglecting my DJ duties for a quite a while. The reason is simple. 191 more words



Fourteen and a half years ago, in the emotional aftermath of 9/11, my small, Northeastern Kansas wind band and I created an aleatoric composition and performed it.   575 more words


Article from Music Teacher Magazine on Safeguarding, with Guidelines for Teachers and Students

An article I wrote calling for conservatoires to take the lead in ensuring a new safe environment for students, in the wake of the Philip Pickett trial, was published in the April issue of… 25 more words