Friday, November 13, 2009

Oregon, Day 5

Thursday, November 12. NICE, SLOW morning. Ran around a bit with Joan’s kids and hung around their really nice house, which Paul actually built from scratch. My room is away from the rest of the family and animals that I feel like I’m in guest quarters.

At 4:00 I went to the performance seminar. I played first, “Introduction & Dance” by Barat. Then each of the students played for me, one at a time. I worked with a clarinetist, saxophonist, trombonist, tubist and an oboist. I had a great time, they all played well and I believe I was able to offer them a few suggestions that helped them along the path of musical growth.

Also, I made GREAT connect. The pianist here, Sarah, and her husband run a music school in or near Salem. While driving from Salem to Dayton, I spoke with Mary Lou about coming up once a month to do some private teaching. I spoke about this with Sarah and she seemed excited about the project. I’ll come up with a list of dates and I might be able to make something happen up here. There is no tuba teacher in Salem, so it might be a good inroad for me, perhaps looking towards the future. WHO KNOWS? Housing is cheap up here, relatively.

After seminar, we had a 6:30 band rehearsal at the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, where the concert is to be held. Rehearsal went off without a hitch (one percussionist didn't show up). Done before 7:10. We went over to a local Mexican restaurant for food. They featured excellent strawberry margaritas and chili rellenos. Home early, asleep before 10.

As much as I love these sojourns, I’m ready to be home. I hit the Coast Starlight Saturday, and I’ll be in my own place Sunday AM.

1 comment:

  1. international tuba competition
    12-13 march 2011 Paris-Ville d’Avray.
    I have enclosed information regarding the international Tuba competition which be held in the Paris region in march 2011.
    Could you please diffuse this information where possible. Thank you and Sincerely, Marie-Blanche Colonna
    program
    1st round :
    1/ G.F.HAENDEL : Concerto en sol mineur (arrgt. Hilgers)
    2/ PENDERECKI : Capriccio
    3/ Bruce BROUGHTON : Sonate OR GREGSON : Alarum
    OR Fr.THUILLIER : Rebellion OR : John STEVENS : Remembrance
    OR Castérède : Sonatine OR KOETSIER : Concertino OR MADSEN : Sonate
    OR HINDEMITH : Sonate, OR W.KRAFT : Encounters 2
    finale :
    1/ Eugène BOZZA : Concertino
    2/ R.SZENTPALI : Concerto
    3/ Jean-Louis PETIT : Statut du temps (Editions Armiane)
    Sheet music for the Ville d’Avray/Paris international tuba competition can be purchased at :
    Editions FORTIN, 16 rue Ganneron, F - 75018 PARIS. tél +33 1 48 74 28 21,
    FAX : + 33 1 40 23 98 67 e-mail : editions_fortin@club-internet.fr
    Jury : Gérard BUQUET, Philippe FRITSCH, Hans NICKEL, Jean-Louis PETIT
    competition regulations :
    1/ The competition is open to all tubist’s of any nationality without age limit.
    2/ The first round will be held on 12 March 2011 and the finals will be on 13 march 2011 at 5 pm. The final round is open to the
    public.
    3/ The competition registration fee is 50 euros.
    4/ The Contestants will be notified as to what time they will compete in the first round. Contestants names will be randomely
    drawn on 1 march 2011 the schedualed according to the order in which they were drawn. Deadline of sending back the
    application form : 1 mars 2011.
    5/ The juries decisions cannot be appealed.
    Application
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    adress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City . . . . . . . . . . Country . . . . . .Postal Code . . .
    téléphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .fax . . . . . . . . . . e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    I have applied to participate in the International Paris Tuba Competition and have understood all the rules of this competition.
    Enclosed is a check for 50 euros made out to Festival de Musique Française.
    date signature
    Please adress your application to :
    FESTIVAL DE MUSIQUE FRANCAISE
    attn : Jean-Louis PETIT
    34 Avenue Bugeaud
    F-75116 PARIS tel.(33.8).77 11 14 57
    e-mail : jlpetit@jeanlouispetit.com
    (adress of the competition : Chateau, 8 rue de Marnes, 92410 Ville d’Avray.)
    prizes awarded
    First Prize : 1500 euros / Second Prize : 1000 euros / Prix du Conseil Général des Hauts de Seine, Prix de la Commune de Ville
    d’Avray), Prix du Public
    Competition sponsered by General Council Hauts de Seine, Communauté de Communes “Grand Paris Seine Ouest”,
    Commune and Concerts Association Ville d’Avray, Editions Armiane-Versailles and Fortin-Paris.
    htp://tuba.bloguez.com - http://int.comp.paris.va.free.fr/index.html

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