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National Flute Association Convention 2013

Posted by: tyonce on: August 20, 2013

It has been a while since I attended the annual National Flute Association convention, but I just returned from the one held in New Orleans from August 8 – 11. The convention is simultaneously overwhelming, exhausting, and inspirational. I performed and presented during this particular convention, saw a lot of friends and colleagues, attended as many recitals […]

Don’t Keep Up With the Joneses

Posted by: bwalters on: January 24, 2012

Everyone’s “favorite” encyclopedia provides the following definition for “Keeping up with the Joneses” : “an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one’s neighbor as a benchmark for social caste or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.” So what does […]

2011 in Review

Posted by: tyonce on: January 3, 2012

It’s been a busy, full year. Usually, I assess what I’ve done (and haven’t managed to get done) at the end of the academic year; as a college professor, my concept of a “year” goes from August to May. However, it probably isn’t a bad idea to perform a mid-year check-up. While it’s easy to […]

Attempt to Make Mistakes

Posted by: bwalters on: December 12, 2011

“Attempt to make mistakes…” and “I want you to push yourself to the point of falling off the beam.” While attending my daughter’s Thursday night gymnastics team practice, I repeatedly heard these statements (and others like them) from the coach and they immediately stuck in my head. Why would anyone want someone to make a […]

Recital Preparation

Posted by: tyonce on: December 2, 2011

Preparing for a recital can be a daunting process. If you’ve ever given a recital before, you’ve discovered that there’s more to the process than just learning the music. You often collaborate with a pianist or other chamber music partners. You perform in a space that might differ significantly from your usual practice room, acoustically […]

On Praise and Criticism

Posted by: dhaslam on: November 10, 2011

I recently came across a quotation by the Dalai Lama: “If we really stop to think about praise and criticism, we will see they do not have the least importance…The only important thing is that we have a pure motivation… If we are really honest, we can see that it makes no difference whether we […]


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