Two Very Special Concerts

I will be taking part in two upcoming concerts at Cal Poly, Pomona that both promise to be exciting and enlightening evenings. – On FEBRUARY 5, 8 pm, in the Recital Hall: Lori Huff will be featured in a solo saxophone recital. She has entitled the event, “An Eclectic Evening”, …

Welcome to 2005! (with support-opportunities)

Can you believe it’s now been 5 years since the “new millennium”? Amazing! Well, I hope this new year rings bright and fresh for you and your loved ones, as schools and jobs start up again; may you be inspired, challenged, and renewed in the coming months. On a slightly …

The Next Mozart?

According to an article by 60 Minutes on CBSNews.com, twelve year old Jay Greenberg is a “prodigy on the level of the greatest [compositional] prodigies in history . . . the likes of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Saint-Saens” (Sam Zyman, composer and teacher at Juilliard). At the age of twelve, Jay …

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming soon, and what to get for your favorite violinist at home? According to a discussion board on Violinist.com, items on the violinist’s wish list might include: – a metronome (very important for the growing musician — Parents, get one for your child!! I prefer the electronic ones, …

Composer’s Showcase

On the evening of December 21st, I will be participating in a small concert put together by my mentor and friend, Kay Pech. The concert will feature new compositions and old favorites. For my part, I will be playing second fiddle with Ms. Pech on her unique composition for two …

Student Recital Success!

Last evening at Quaker Gardens, my students and I performed for the elderly community. The recital was a big hit! Everyone there offered their compliments about how talented and prepared each one of my students were. The music selections were charming, featuring solos from Bach to traditional fiddle tunes, and …

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 …