May 2021

  • Memorial Day

    Here in the U.S. it is Memorial Day today, when we take time to remember the men and women who have died in service to the country. In honor of them, here is a video of the Asheville Jazz Orchestra’s recording of Armed Forces Medley. I wrote this arrangement back in 2006 for the San… Continue reading

  • Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop 5/22/21 Info

    If you registered for this Saturday’s (5/22/21) brass embouchure pedagogy workshop I sent out an email with the Zoom info this morning. If you didn’t get it, please check your spam folder first and see if it didn’t make it through your filter. If you don’t see it, please contact me and I’ll send it… Continue reading

  • The Evidence On Mouthpiece Buzzing Efficacy

    Back when I was a high school and college music student my brass teachers never really emphasized nor discouraged mouthpiece buzzing. It didn’t seem to be a point of controversy. I knew that a lot teachers recommended it, but I didn’t really consider it more than doing it occasionally. As a doctoral trombone student, my… Continue reading

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