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October 8, 2009
In this post: notes on being double-degree, funny looks, historical performance, me on a soapbox (figuratively), rants on authorial intent, more apocryphal stories, why I play the recorder, musical temperament, A440 Hz, the varieties of recorders, a picture, clips of my junior recital, and Tom DeLay dancing with the stars.
May 11, 2009
I never knew how much Randolph Coleman meant to me and how much of an impact he has made on my life until he retired.
May 10, 2009
Two more years until I graduate. (Well, three more semesters to be precise, but either way I'm over the hump.) Good thing? Bad thing? There's a saying I've heard a couple of times up in central Maine that I love: "Tough tellin', not knowin'." But I'm enjoying the ride more and more every day. Ayuh.
April 27, 2009
Does being a double degree student make you less of a musician? Less of a scholar?
April 20, 2009
New music is alive and well in Oberlin, but so is the old. A look at the concerts I attended or performed in this past week.
March 8, 2009
There were, of course, pages of specific instructions and a symbol key, but that doesn't change the fact that for my friend's recital I was required to look at a photo of a rabbit man in a suit running away from artillery fire and translate it into a part for drum set/percussion.
December 7, 2008
It's been almost a year in the making, took a great deal of time, energy, and paperwork, and probably made more than a few staff members resent seeing my e-mails pop up in their inboxes, but this past week my independent major in the Conservatory was approved.
November 23, 2008
All jazz combos at Oberlin are student-formed, and the repertoire is student-selected, and I think this is critical for a number of reasons.
November 17, 2008
My second semester abroad is finally winding down, so I decided to look back and share a couple anecdotes that highlight differences in music and music education in the U.S. and Argentina.

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