Monthly Archives: October 2012

What Others Say / Leonard Bernstein

Music … can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. —Leonard Bernstein, composer, conductor, musician

What Music Looks Like / Carolina Crown

For those of us who are a part of music education, this is marching band season (known as football season to the rest of American society). All across the country, students prepare a field show to the highest levels possible and compete against each other. As an educator this is a great time for me, […]

Following the Forks in the Road

My ten-year high school reunion just happened this past weekend, and this got me thinking back to that time in my life. Believe it or not, I was preparing to have an international touring career with Synergy Brass, and later to form the Phoenix Chamber Brass, when I was in eighth grade. I didn’t know […]

What Others Say / Frank Zappa

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. —Frank Zappa (1940–1993), American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, recording engineer, record producer, film director

Clocking In, Clocking Out: Time Management

My mom is a religious list maker. I am not. This frequently led to arguments when I was a teenager. Every day, Mom would make up a list of items she wanted me to accomplish during the day. And every day, I read the list. The real rub came in how we both thought the […]

Building a Residency (Part 1)

Over this first year of PCB’s current history, there have been many obstacles to overcome. Two that seemed to crop up constantly were the problem of time and space. I’m not referring to some sci-fi version of time and space. We needed time to rehearse, and we needed to find space to rehearse in. This […]