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Hot Cross Buns

October 8, 2009

John West

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.

For Randy

May 11, 2009

Chris Gollmar

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.

The Semester in Numbers

May 10, 2009

Will Mason

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.

Identity Crisis

April 27, 2009

Will Mason

Does being a double degree student make you less of a musician? Less of a scholar?

Concerts galore

April 20, 2009

Chris Gollmar

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.

Graphically Notated Scores and You

March 8, 2009

Will Mason

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.

Just Enough Rope

December 7, 2008

Will Mason

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.

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