Upcoming Concerts at Cal Poly

Come join me for these fun, end-of-the-qurater concerts at Cal Poly, Pomona! – Nov. 18, 8pm: The MIDI Band (a majorly hip and happenin’ group!) will be performing a set of eclectic arrangements, utilizing MIDI technology and electric instruments. I will be among the musicians featured, playing on my electric …

Re-mixing the Mix

Well, I have recently encountered my first experience with GarageBand, a software application chock-full of various and loop-able tracks, which can be layered and mixed to create a tune. I admit I was more than skeptical about the prospect of “composing” with the aid of such software. However, the minute …

The Composer’s Cranium

The composer of interest here is none other than the famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria has in its possession what is thought to be the skull of W.A. Mozart. The artifact has been kept from public view for over 100 years, due to the …

Recital Rehearsals

Don’t forget! Our first rehearsal with Ms. Sharon is this Saturday, November 6. Please refer to your info letter for your scheduled rehearsal time. If you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am extremely proud of all of you, and I look forward to …

Cal Poly String Ensemble Travels Thru Time!

On October 26th, at noon in the music building 24, room 105, at Cal Poly, Pomona, the String Ensemble will be offering a unique and educational performance experience for free. We have broken up into seperate quartets, quintets, and sextets to perform arrangements of favorite American movie themes. Lecturer and …

Pittsburgh Melody

Working with pianist Sharon Wright, my close friend and esteemed colleague, has always been a delight and inspiration. As mentioned in a previous article, she will be accompanying my students for their special recital this November. I was pleased and honored, however, when the kind folks at Quaker Gardens requested …

Fiddling Around

This coming Halloween the Presbyterian Church of Garden Grove will celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. For the eleven years or so that I attended the church before moving to the Rancho Cucamonga area, St. Andrew’s Day was a time to commemorate our congregation’s deep Scottish roots. Every year there has been …

A Special Word of Thanks

Before I become even more fascinated and involved with this site than I already am, I want to be sure to publicly thank my companion, lover, and fiancé, James, for putting this all together for me. He makes my life vibrant, in every way, and I am ever so grateful …

Free “Romanze” at Noon . . .

Yes, that’s right. California Polytechnic University in Pomona is holding a free noon-hour concert on October 21, in the Music Department Recital Hall. Some of the department’s brightest students will be performing various works for the event, including me. I will be performing a “Romanze” by Dmitri Shostakovich, a beautiful …

Eager Violin Students to Perform for Elderly

For the past three months or so, my students have been preparing for, what is for many of them, their first public student recital. To be held on the evening (6:45PM) of November 27 in Stanton, CA, they will be performing for the enjoyment of the Quaker Gardens Senior Living …