Have Clarinet, Will Travel
I have really had a stand full of music all fall long! This has been the most "normal" orchestral season I have had in a few years and am grateful for the diverse amount of concerts I have been invited to perform and that I have had a lot more travel in my life. The last few months have included concerts with the Dallas Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Monroe Symphony, Allen Philharmonic, Texarkana Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, and even a couple of Oktoberfest polka performances thrown into the mix. What can I say, variety is the spice of life!
It is hard to pick a favorite out of all of these but my concert with Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans was really exciting for me. First off, it was hard to beat the repertoire for this concert: Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe, Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Bolero, and Debussy's La Mer. Challenging and delightful music. Second off, I love all of the food that New Orleans has to offer! I had delicious beignets and an amazing lobster poboy. It was a great time.
Of course, I can't forget to mention all of the wonderful students I have taught this semester and how proud I am of their their great music making. We are currently getting ready for final juries at Collin College as well and their final band and orchestra concert of the semester. I am currently holding auditions for the studio and have room for the spring semester, feel free to contact me if you are interested. I have also had a great turn out for region auditions for my younger students this semester and we are working towards All-State for my high school students. If you need any help on these upcoming auditions, feel free to check out my YouTube channel. I have recorded both the soprano clarinet and bass clarinet videos. Happy practicing!