Category Archives: Music Matters!

A WHOLE NEW WORLD

As I have done many times in the past, I recently visited a high school in southern Texas. Their school’s choir had been chosen to sing for 3,000-4,000 audience members at our most recent Houston Symphony Family concert, Aladdin & … Continue reading

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Kids say the funniest things…

One of my favorite things about conducting education concerts is the time just before the concert starts. I have made it my practice to stand in the lobby and greet our young concert attendees (usually with a bottle of hand … Continue reading

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Announcing… Winners from the 2013 Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition!

One of the oldest projects of the Houston Symphony League, this competition was open to student musicians 18 years of age or younger who had not yet graduated from high school and who played any standard orchestral instrument or piano. … Continue reading

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Connecting the dots: “Do Mode” verses “Think Mode”

I have a theory that people have two modes of existence. One is to do, and the other is to think. Some people are so focused on thinking about what they can or can’t do that they simply become ineffective … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Make 2013 A Year of Music!

2013 — a great year to begin playing an instrument! The sounds of an instrument being played for the first time may not exactly be beautiful, but in just a few years of studying music, the benefits truly last a … Continue reading

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