October 11, 2018

Over the past few summers, I've devoted just enough time to my golf game that I've progressed from being a golfer who's pleasantly surprised on the rare occasion when I make a decent shot to a golfer who knows enough about what should be happening to be frustrated most...

September 21, 2018

I'm in the semi-final round of a principal timpani audition. Big orchestra, good job. The first two things on the round are two excerpts from Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses – standard audition excerpts that I've played through hundreds of times, if not more – with...

May 12, 2017

There are few musical building blocks as foundational as time and rhythm. Mastery of each is critical to both giving polished-sounding performances and being a great ensemble player. Addressing such broad concerns can sometimes be intimidating, and leave one searching...

January 24, 2017

Good intonation is one of the pillars of musicianship for those of us who play pitched instruments. It's also an area in which many timpanists struggle; it was one of the major issues which kept applicants from advancing at last year's DSO timpani/percussion audition,...

Please reload

Featured Posts

What makes a good musical leader?

November 8, 2019

Please reload

Recent Posts

September 21, 2018

November 7, 2017

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags