Musician. Educator. Explorer.
Preparations for UMEA have been going very well, but I can’t believe the week of the performance is already here! Wow! The truck has been ordered, the cars have been situated for the caravan to the convention, and the program is ready! But most importantly, all 13 pieces are pretty much ready to be performed! Yes, that’s right – 13 pieces!!!!! In the third week of school no less! Am I totally nuts?? Perhaps. But, the students have really risen to the occasion, and have been preparing their parts diligently. It should be a wonderful showing for SUU Percussion, and a great cross section of percussion ensemble repertoire for all different levels! We will be playing for the Keynote Speaker’s session, as well as our own 90 minute session where we will play 13 works for percussion ensemble.