Monthly Archives: September 2013

On Choosing a Church Home, Part One

After moving to a new community just over fifteen months ago, my family and I had to go through the always challenging process of choosing a church to attend. Having gone through this process several times during our adult lives, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Confessionalism, Doctrine, Practical Christianity, Presbyterianism, Theology

On Multitasking While Practicing (Or, How to Spend Hours on Fundamentals without Getting Bored)

Withdrawn. Please refer to this article for an explanation.

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Daily Routine, Euphonium, Music, Playing Fundamentals, Practicing, Scales and Arpeggios, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba

Trombone Ensembles versus Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles: Similarities and Differences

One of the great joys—and challenges—of my work at the University of Mississippi and in nearly all of my previous teaching positions is that I teach applied lessons on all of the low brass instruments (trombone, euphonium, and tuba). While … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Doubling, Education, Euphonium, Higher Education, Music, Repertoire, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Trombone Ensembles, Tuba, Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles

Fifteen Steps to Playing a Better All-State Audition (Repost)

Today’s post is a “repeat” of a post from about this time last year. Since we are again entering that time of year when high school students are preparing for auditions for all-state groups and similar ensembles, I thought reposting … Continue reading

Posted in Auditions, Music, Playing Fundamentals, Practicing