What I'm Up to Now
Last updated October 18, 2018
On trumpet... I’ve been focusing on orchestral playing and rep lately. I just played Beethoven’s Eroica with the Milwaukee Philharmonic, and in a couple weeks I’ll be playing 4th Trumpet with the Wisconsin Philharmonic on a concert of John Williams movie music, which should be incredibly exciting.
In teaching... This is one of my favorite times of year to teach. The summer rust is shaken off, and my students’ big performances are far enough in the distance that we can get into some of the nitty-gritty details of trumpet playing.
Current read... Why We Sleep by Dr. Jeff Walker. I’m learning everything I never knew I needed to know about sleep and why and how we do it.
Projects… I’m working on making “practice guides” for WSMA Solos to help students, especially those without access to a proper trumpet teacher, prepare Class A solos.