As a free-lance musician I have several jobs. It is very interesting work and definitely keeps me busy. I want to share a few of those with you today.
I’m happy to announce that I have been hired at Chapman University as adjunct professor of bassoon beginning this Fall! I will be coaching chamber music, playing in the faculty woodwind quintet and ensembles as well as participating in recruiting events such as double-reed day and reed-making master classes. Last year I participated in many of these activities as guest lecturer in bassoon and I am very happy to be hired on officially this semester.
Since 2005 I have been a lecturer in reed-making for the Thornton School of Music at USC and look forward to meeting the new students when the semester begins next week.
In addition, since 2008 I have been working with a non-profit organization, Arts & Services for Disabled. The goal of the organization is to provide arts programming to adults and children with disabilities. I am the Director of the outreach program Accessible Arts Workshops. This is largely a grant funded program but we do offer some community workshops that anyone can register for. We have a monthly workshop at the REMO Recreational Center in North Hollywood, “ArtBeat for Humanity Drum Painting Workshop.” Here are a few photos from the August 3rd workshop.
These workshops are family friendly and a lot of fun. The picture at the top is a photo of a drum I painted as a Christmas gift.
I am very fortunate to be able to work in such a creative field with a variety of projects. I am looking forward to USC football, teaching and working with so many excellent colleagues this Fall 2013!
Just to get us all in the spirit…Fight on!