Spring ’24 Update

What a productive semester!

This semester I presented at two conferences, conducted an honor band festival, wrote and/or submitted three papers, taught an overload (a writing-intensive course with each student producing very different and significant papers), and advised two senior honor theses (still in progress).

I am grateful to have wonderful colleagues with whom I can collaborate. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with the amazing middle schoolers at the PMEA District 8 Band Fest (even if an unexpected fire drill happened in the middle of rehearsal and we had to go stand in the rain!). I am grateful to have found some routines and strategies that have improved my writing productivity. And I am grateful to learn along side some incredible students at Bucknell who are doing brilliant work.

This summer I will be teaching several classes at Bemidji State University, in their new MME summers program. I am looking forward to working with great folks and playing great music (hopefully my chops hold up)!

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