23. November 2011 · Comments Off on So Now I Know · Categories: Losses

I have students who play out of books that were edited by Voxman. One had asked me who he was and I hadn’t a clue. But he died Tuesday at the age of 99, and there is an article … and now I know …

Voxman, a native of Centerville, earned his bachelor’s degree at the UI in chemical engineering in 1933. But he paid for his education by teaching clarinet lessons to high school students, and received his master’s of arts degree in 1934, UI officials said. He taught music at Iowa City High before joining the UI School of Music faculty in the late 1930s.

He was known to clarinetists and other musicians worldwide through his numerous compilations and editions for wind instruments and bibliographies of wind instrument literature, UI officials said. Voxman wrote hundreds of instruction method books used to teach music around the world.’

I just read this:

A study just published in the journal Poetics suggests art forms such as literature and classical music “are becoming increasingly more irrelevant for most students’ cultural lives.” This points to “an increasingly precarious position for traditional highbrow culture,” according to a trio of researchers led by the University of Bergen’s Jostein Gripsrud.

So know what bugs me?

I hate the term “highbrow”.

Maybe this is just my problem. I do have a lot of problems, after all.

I read it here.

23. November 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

I miss playing the Oboe

I just read that Montserrat Figueras

23. November 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

My physics professor playing the penny whistle, bag pipes, & oboe. And the class wearing “3d glasses” in class. #priceless #bestdemosever