March 2006: The first in a series of interviews with major bass trombonists of our time.
March 2005: Upon first glance, graduate school looked no different to me than my final year of undergraduate study.
February 2004: The choice of a college, university or conservatory is critical to a music student’s ultimate success.
December 2003: Chiseled into the marble edifice of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. is the following quote from the building’s namesake: “I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.”
November 2003: A warning to conservatory students: A conservatory style education will most likely not give you a strong background in the humanities, mathematics or science.
November 2003: I recently gave a master class at my alma mater, the New England Conservatory.
October 2003: Two more frequently asked questions I get from non-musicians are “Why did you choose music as a career?” and “Why did you choose the trombone as your instrument?”
October 2003: During a recent weekend, I had the opportunity to hear nearly 90 tuba players audition for my orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra.