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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



This video is just plain cool. The thing that I really liked about it was how these elements and materials shifted in a way that I have never seen and they changed to the sound of music. 92 more words


Happy birthday Ritchie

Ritchie Blackmore is 70 years old today. The former Deep Purple & Rainbow guitarist means more to many in my generation who listened to hard rock than words can even begin to describe. 29 more words

Classic Rock

Delights in variety

I tend to like variety in many aspects of life.  In daily travel patterns, in church gatherings, in food menus, and in music choices, etc., … 843 more words

Hymns & Church Music

Closures and open doors

I worry a lot.  (Yes, I know this is a direct violation of Jesus’ “consider the lilies” saying.)

Closure No. 1
One of my needless worries is that, in my professional life, I find myself oh-so-ready to put away a set of music after an ensemble has been rehearsing it for weeks.   693 more words


Bluesfest 2015 Days 2-4: the better-late-than-never update

Hello dear occasional reader, and an explanation for this post’s title. Late nights and pleasant early mornings spent catching up with friends have provided little opportunity for indulging in internet posting the last few days. 1,560 more words