Feb 16 Tucson – Mountain View High School,Night Clinic/Master Class at 7:00 p.m. and Concert at 8:00pm
Feb 17 San Francisco, CA – CODA, 9:00 p.m. with Wil Blades and Scott Amendola.
Feb 18-20 American String Teachers Association Annual Convention in Santa Clara– Feb 18 I have been invited to present masterclasses for the finalists in the Alternative Styles youth strings competition
Feb 21 Seattle, WA – Lucid Jazz Lounge, with Chris Morton Trio. Sets at 8pm and 10pm.
Feb 23 Albuquerque –Clinic at University of New Mexico
- It doesn’t develop an understanding of how music is constructed. When I played classical violin I never had any idea what the chords were going on underneath all the melodies I played.
- It doesn’t encourage personal creativity. Ok, someone will argue that “classical musicians are creative”. Of course, they’re creative to a point. But there’s a HUGE difference in the kind of creativity that goes on if you’re interpreting the Vivaldi Four Seasons vs. writing your own piece of music, or improvising a solo.
- It doesn’t offer a broad cultural frame of reference. Classical music is stuck within the Western European Canon, more or less. What about all the other cultures of the world and the paradigms for understanding they offer? What about they’re music?