Tag Archive: Texas Wesleyan University

Apr 29

Middle Schooler’s go to College

Today, Texas Wesleyan’s Music department welcomed 37 middle school students from J. P. Elder. Our choirs and bands exchanged performances and then joined together to sing and play together. It was easily one of my favorite days this year. My kids were very inspired and are talking about ‘when they go to Wesleyan’. It could …

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Apr 20

We the people…

The wake up call came at 4:30am. We loaded our bags in the bus and headed for the airport. We spent two hours cued up in a long line to check in and then came the news. Our flight was delayed by about 14 hours! We would be getting in to Chicago in the late …

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Apr 16

Once in a lifetime Concert experience

(I’m posting this one out of sequence because I’m too excited about what just happened) As we pulled into Guiyang’s Grand Theatre, “Jackie”, our guide, told us his mother would be watching tonight’s concert on television.  This was of course the first we had heard of this and were pretty excited.  We all entered the …

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Apr 15

Lunch at Golden Lusheng Restaurant

Following our extremely warm reception at Zhucheng square, we took a short bus ride to the Gold Lusheng Restaurant to feast on authentic Chinese cuisine.  The scrolling marque out front read “Welcome Fort Worth Delegation”.  A chorus of girls dressed in traditional Miao regalia greeted us as we entered and were escorted to our table. …

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Apr 15

Tour of Zhucheng Square

As the tour bus pulled up to Zhucheng Square we could see kites flying in the sky and crowds of people gathered.  As we got off the bus we heard the amplified voice of a woman speaking in mandarin.  A male voice followed her translating what she was saying.  As the delegation started out towards …

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Apr 09

Elisions Video – from my Senior Concert

All the pieces from my Senior Concert are available to stream via YouTube.  You can watch the entire concert or just a piece here – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2C42706E274F0890 or just hit play here:

Apr 09

Sendoff Concert Preparations

A couple weeks ago we had a meeting with Irene Chase about the final details of our upcoming trip to Guiyang, China.  We learned at this meeting that we needed to prepare to sing the Chinese national anthem at the signing ceremony.  Not wishing to cause an international incident I volunteered to find an arrangement …

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Nov 07

My New Favorite Piece

Please check out this recording from yesterday’s performance at Texas Wesleyan. I discovered this piece by Manuel de Falla entitled “Nana” from his Siete Canciones Populares Españolas and fell in love with it immediately. It is played here by the multi talented Austin Snow on Oboe and myself on Piano.