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Auditioning for a Music School?

Auditions are rolling and with that I have a couple tips for people with auditions coming up. The first tip is to actually prepare your...

The Double Major, Music Education and Performance

One question that comes up pretty frequently is the topic of being a double major in college, especially the topic of being a double...

Flexible Career Goals

Flexibility is key. Jason Heath at Arts Addict does some belly-button gazing on the topic of "how did I get here?" in "The Puzzle of...

I’m in Music Education – Why Do I Need to Know...

The sentiment behind the question presented in the title is that only performance majors pursuing a career in orchestral playing need to worry about...

What I Sounded Like as an Undergrad

On January 9, 1984, I made a trek down to Wichita, Kansas from my home in Emporia. Purpose: to make an audition tape for...

Dream Big, Think Small

In regard to a previous post - "Dreams and Goals; Music Performance and Music Education" - I have gotten some feedback though private emails,...

Thinking about Grad School? Think about your Music Theory Classes Now

Back on 4/14/05 I put up a short post on my original HTML blog about theory classes. As we are in the midst of...

Choosing the Right School

It is that time of year again; people are looking for schools for horn study. Last spring I had a specific question come in...

The Transition to College Level Study

This is an article from the original Horn Notes Blog, first posted on 10/10/06. I was looking recently in the website of my ASU oboe...

Juries as Solo Performances

Every accredited music school is required by NASM to have performance exams of some sort, and brass juries start for us at ASU on...