Chicago O’hare 7am Last night
Chicago O’hare 7am
Last night was the last UNITUBA concert of the year. Thanks to the help of Keith Kennedy and the UNI Production House, the concert was available as a Live Webcast. Perhaps you may have seen it. I heard from a couple of people immediately saying that they had seen/heard the concert and enjoyed the production.
I have colleagues who ‘poo-poo’ the web quality for sound and video. I’m no fan of mp3 quality recordings myself. That said, this offers a great opportunity for musicians to reach audiences that they would not reach any other way….might even lead to more folks coming to hear the live concerts. I can say that I was happy to learn that my mother had seen the concert…..the first of mine she has seen since 1985…in Pensacola, Florida. My new graduate student for next year was able to see the ensemble and get an idea of what he will be doing…
I really have to thank Keith for all the extra effort he has put in to make both of the UNITUBA WebCasts possible this year. With a little luck, this will become a regular offering of our ensemble. Also, special thanks to Tom Barry who always does a superb job handling all aspects of recording and sound reinforcement. His extra effort for these webcast events makes a tremendous difference by offering professional quality sound ready for use by the web ‘techies’!
Well, so after a good 2 hours sleep, it was off to Cedar Rapids Airport at 3:30 am this morning. I’m currently in route to Memphis Tennessee for the Mid-South Tuba Euphonium Conference hosted by Dr. John Mueller at the University of Memphis. With a little luck, I should be there by 10 am with time to make sure the technology in the room will work for my afternoon presentation on Instrument Construction, Repair and Maintenance.
I know this will be a great time and I look forward to seeing many old friends….starting with Brian Bowman who I understand I will be meeting up with at the airport. It will be great….but a couple more hours of sleep would be REAL NICE!