It's been quite the semester. With Bartok and Shostakovich and Arensky and so very many new students, not to mention Ravel and Still and Hibiki Trio and several orchestral concerts, I am tired. I am thrilled to have input grades into the system this afternoon and now be officially done with my Ball State duties for the Fall 2014 semester!

I'm looking forward to some rest and relaxation (which is very hard earned!) and time with friends and family. I've got some exciting concerts coming up in the Spring semester, so need to get started on practicing for those... soon. ;)

In the meantime, I have one more orchestra concert this weekend, with the Anderson Symphony. It's a Christmas concert, which are always fun to play. But before rehearsal tomorrow, I desperately need to clean the house. It's been getting worse and worse as the semester got more and more busy! So without further ado, I'm going to sign off for a few weeks, and go clean up our home. See you all in 2015!

Happy practicing!