Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Grading System

In honor of the spectacular Executive Assistant to the Dean of the APU School of Music, Joy Oxley, who has been very careful to make sure the faculty has been informed and trained on the new grading system:

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Hang in there, Joy!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Opera In Hull

I'm looking forward to Long Beach Opera's next production, not only because I'm getting paid to be there, but because of the unique venue: the hull of the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

In the line up: "The Emperor of Atlantis" by Viktor Ullmann and "The Clever One" by Karl Orff.

I was unaware of composer Viktor Ullmann's tragic death:

I've not played either opera, and am looking forward to learning the music (did I mention I'm getting paid to play this?).

I'd better hit the practice room...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

On The Mend

I got blind-sided by a cold last Friday.

Fortunately, I've been able to spend the time since in bed watching old movies.

I'm at my computer for the first time since illness struck, hoping that I feel this good at the end of the day.

I'll be back!