The concert went well. Or at least the Debussy went well; since I don’t play the rest I only heard it with “half an ear” or so.

The Debussy really worked well. George Cleve is pretty darn great with Debussy, and I hope the audience enjoyed it as much as I did!

I was able to offer my students and their families complimentary tickets this time. Not one came. It kind of makes me sad. Some have never been to a professional concert. Ever. I hope I can get them to change that at some point. But I guess I can’t force them to go.

Or can I? Hmmm. 😉


  1. I would have come!
    How were your solos? How did the first oboist do on her solos? That’s one of my most dreaded excerpts!

  2. Solos went well, Cooper. Which excerpt are you talking about? I’m assuming oboe 1? Is it the one where the oboes trade off? Just curious!

    I can honestly say I was pleased with my playing. I don’t say that very often.

  3. When I was in college all the music students (I wasn’t one, but that’s where I hung out and most of my friends were music majors) had to attend x number of recitals/concerts every semester. It was part of their course load and attendance was tracked. I’m sure that’s probably the case at most music schools… but now I’m thinking there’s got to be a way for private teachers to do the same thing. 🙂