09. December 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

Magnificat, J. S. Bach, “Et exsultavit”

09. December 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Videos, Watch

… by a high school band. Impressive!

Oh, how I would love a reed room at UCSC. Someday, maybe …?

Linda Strommen, along with the other double and single reed instructors, has a new reed room. Very cool.

With the ongoing revitalization of the IU Jacobs School of Music, oboe and bassoon professors, coupled with clarinet professors — who also consider the trimming and refinement of their single reeds paramount to a great performance — recently approached the Jacobs administration with the idea of converting a larger space in the annex into a new state-of-the-art reed room.

As it turns out, long-time supporters of the Jacobs School of Music were also at the ready for such a project. Beth and John Drewes are alumni of the Jacobs School and returned to the Bloomington area after nearly 40-year careers in Wisconsin and Florida. Their interest in supporting woodwind performance at the Jacobs School was sparked when they realized that Strommen was someone they had mentored decades ago.

Nice, eh? I read it here.