I had a wonderful time working with two of my long-time friends Jason DeGroff (Director of Bands) and Alex Casimiro (Associate Director of Bands) at the University of New Haven. (2006, the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps.)
I worked briefly with the UNH Symphonic band in preparation for their upcoming concert and later had to opportunity to guest lecture at one of their world music classes. The students were wonderful and I even had a couple of students stay after the lecture to engage in some more in-depth conversation about Brazilian music, scales, Carol Dweck’s ‘growth mindset’ studies, and marine biology – yes – marine biology. It is not too often that I have an audience to truly geek out to.
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