Missouri Bandmasters Association Clinic

Hello Missouri Bandmasters Association, thank you for being here this afternoon. Before I begin I would like to thank Kim Bauche for inviting me to speak, to Kim and Kurt Bauche for their help with getting me here, and a special thanks to the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education and Grueninger Music Tours for their … Continue reading Missouri Bandmasters Association Clinic

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Artistic Martyrdom: When Saying Yes To Music Means Saying No To Myself

I used to think success as a musician was as simple as you've either "got it" or you don't. At first, I was convinced this "it" was about talent. When I was a senior in high school my jazz band played for Bob Mintzer and the Yellow Jackets. We played three tunes and I had … Continue reading Artistic Martyrdom: When Saying Yes To Music Means Saying No To Myself

TMEA Clinic: Antidotes for Performance Anxiety: Teaching Confidence

This is the text I read from for my clinic "Antidotes for Performance Anxiety: Teaching Confidence", presented for the Texas Music Educator's Association Convention in San Antonio, on Friday, February 10, 2017. Audio for the clinic may be found here:  Hello, thank you all for being here this morning. Before I begin, I would like … Continue reading TMEA Clinic: Antidotes for Performance Anxiety: Teaching Confidence