It’s Summertime!!

Let me start this post with a heartfelt HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY to each and every one of you!!

The view from stage preceding the Bay City Fireworks Festival concert

Today, as I write this, it is the Fourth of July.. Independence Day here in the United States!!  I’ve just finished a very demanding week of performances. Now, for the first time in years, I have a couple of months in the summer that are virtually gig-free. I do have a few weddings, and there are a couple of public concerts in the works that may or may not happen, but for the most part, I’ve got a nice long stretch of rest and relaxation coming my way, and I could not be happier!!

The view from stage right before the fireworks. Lots of people having a great time!

This is the first summer since 2002 that I will not be heading to California and the Cabrillo Festival in August. As a result, I have lots more time and resources to spend having fun and recharging for the year ahead, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do!

Of course, I will be continuing my full summer private teaching schedule (don’t worry, students!) and, yes, I’ll still be practicing and working on several upcoming projects.

Have a great summer!!! I’ll be back in a while, refreshed, renewed, and ready to get back out there!!

Wayne State University


 WSU Logo

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a part-time faculty position with Wayne State University.

Beginning in the Fall semester, 2008, I’ll be teaching undergraduate and graduate trumpet students in the Department of Music, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.

I started my college career at Wayne many years ago, and I have  wonderful memories of my time there as a student. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be taking on this new opportunity.