January and February have been very busy, not only with the beginning of the spring semester at Troy University, but with several performances. I was fortunate to play with a few Florida orchestras in January, immediately followed by a Sources Duo clinic at Lee University in Tennessee. Ben and I have been working on a lot of new educational material, and are excited to share some new clinics and programs this year!
One of the highlights of the semester so far has been my performance with Dr. Timothy Phillips as soloists with the Troy University Symphony Band. We performed Battling Boggarts – a catchy, soundtrack inspired piece that is a lot of fun to play! We couldn’t have asked for a better audience, as this performance was the evening showcase concert for the annual high school Southeast United State Band Clinic – an event that brings several hundred students to the Troy campus for honor bands and masterclasses.
Up next: my March faculty recital and Troy’s Tenth Annual Clarinet Day!