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Full Circle – My Appointment at Brevard

I began to worry.  I was hearing Jason Posnock invite me to become Principal Flute of the Brevard Music Center over the phone. But the first thing that came to mind as I was listening to this dream offer was that, when I attended as a young teenager … [Read More...]


I made up a word ... RES-NO-LUTIONS. It's about the timing in resolving our musical challenges . It's describing the thought process whereby I think I need to resolutely resolve something, now on January 1st... and then whereby, I choose to not … [Read More...]

The Gaubert Cycle: A Study Guide with Amy Porter (2017)

  Begin with Romance (1905) Amy Porter is releasing this project as 16 individual video downloads. Each will correspond to a chapter of the physical DVD, which will be released separately in September. The edition "Treasures of Gaubert" … [Read More...]

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