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Wrapping it up

Greetings for the final time! I haven’t posted in a while, which seems to have been the way I started my last few posts. There are many reasons why I didn’t write a final post before I left Turkey. The first main reason is that my laptop’s keyboard broke (completely my fault – I spilled sparkling… Read more »

8.10-8.14 – All good things come to an end

Bob and I spent the last week finishing up the soil analysis at the Arboretum. Due to a broken still we were unable to complete the pH and electrical conductivity analysis for the samples, as both of these measurements require the soil sample to be in solution with destilled deionized water. I’ll complete these measurements in… Read more »

“Smoke Gets In Your Eyes…”

Today, I went back to the Performing Arts Library and did some more research for my project. I am finding the many writings of composing and music directing legend Lehman Engel especially helpful. Also, since there is not a lot of literature on music directing, I have been going through books made about specific Broadway… Read more »

Wrapping Up Gumbo and More

Gumbo ended today. It was an amazing, amazing experience in which I learned so much about professionalism and musicality. The score was so difficult and I was tested constantly as a leader and a musician. This was one of the most valuable experiences I have had on this show. I truly believe Gumbo has a big… Read more »

“Come to the Fun Home…”

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to interview Fun Home music director Chris Fenwick in the house of the Circle in the Square Theater itself. It has been interesting to me how many music directors have the luxury of choosing precisely what kind of work they want to do. Many, like Chris, have never had to do… Read more »