26. June 2013 · 1 comment · Categories: Ramble



Really. It will save you.

W.R.I.S.T. website



26. June 2013 · Comments Off on Here I Am · Categories: Ramble

Yep … so many instruments. Here are some quick iPhone pix …





The photo of the reed maker is of Tanya, from reedpros.com!

26. June 2013 · Comments Off on Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Audition · Categories: Auditions
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Edo de Waart, Music Director, announce auditions for the following positions:


Audition to be held in October/November, 2013.

Highly qualified candidates should email a one-page resume by September 3, 2013 to: Rip Prétat at auditions@mso.org.

The starting date for this position is September, 2014. Minimum Assistant Principal compensation for the 2014-2015 season is $68,090.

The Audition Committee of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Audition Date: October/November 2013

Job begins: September 2014

Contact: Rip Prétat

Send resume to: auditions [at] mso [dot] org

26. June 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

The use of Oboe in the Orchestration is Also very cool.

I’m sitting in the San Jose Airport, waiting to board my early morning flight. Yep, off I go to my first (only?) International Double Reed Convention. I have my camera. I have an EMPTY reed case. I plan on posting photos if I can manage to get anything decent, and I plan on trying out reeds and I hope for something more than decent. Time will tell!

For now, though, I’m sitting here with my nonfat double latté. We don’t take off for an hour and 10 minutes, so I have time to waste.