I was recently congratulated on my unique method of keeping the members of Slow No Tempo "in line" by recording those 1-man a cappella quartet videos. Except, that's not even remotely close to why I did it. Read the full postPosted in Random Blurb on
Category: Random Blurb
All the posts that are just totally random thoughts that I felt like sharing.
A New Choral Work To Celebrate The End Of COVID
I want see a giant mass choir concert to celebrate when COVID is over and we can actually have activities like giant mass choir concerts again. And I want to write a new piece for this event, but I need the help of Kamloops choir singers. Read the full postPosted in News, Random Blurb on
Kudos to the Cantabile Singers!
A virtual choir recording is a weird (yet totally 2020 way) to have one's debut concert as the new music director of a choir... And I am so proud of the Cantabile Singers for what they accomplished. Read the full postPosted in Arts In Kamloops (YKA Arts), Random Blurb on
The Joys of the Cantabile Singers’ Virtual Choir Experiment
Taking on the role of the music director of the Cantabile Singers of Kamloops in the middle of a global pandemic is certainly an interesting experience. I couldn't ask for a better group of humans to be going through this process with though! Read the full postPosted in Arts In Kamloops (YKA Arts), Random Blurb on
How Slow No Tempo’s Quarantet Project Has Been Keeping Me Sane
Slow No Tempo recently posted our tenth video in the ongoing Quarantet Project. As random luck would have it, this video was posted exactly 2 months after the first video: April 4 - June 4. This prompted an introspective journey about this project thus far. Read the full postPosted in Random Blurb on
I LOVE The “Play Like The Dickens” Concert
The Kamloops Community Band‘s annual fundraiser for the Richard Dickens Music Scholarship has a special place in my heart. Dick was a longtime music teacher in Kamloops, and an even longer time friend of my family. Read the full postPosted in Arts In Kamloops (YKA Arts), Random Blurb on
Why This Composer Avoids Conducting
It is said there are two things you want to be very certain about handing to a composer: a microphone, and a conductor’s baton. That’s obviously not true of everyone, but I generally avoid the baton. Read the full postPosted in Random Blurb on
The Joys Of The City Of Kamloops Choral Rhapsody
I recently participated (with not one but two choirs) in the 2018 Choral Rhapsody, put on each year by the City of Kamloops, and I had a great time! Read the full postPosted in Arts In Kamloops (YKA Arts), Random Blurb on
“I’m Not Smart Enough For Classical Music” – Yes, Yes You Are!
I heard a surprising number of people claim “I’m not smart enough for classical music” while out at a public event recently. I have some things to say about that, but if you read only this introduction to the post let me sum it up in three words: Yes, you are! Read the full postPosted in Random Blurb on