Archive for February, 2010

Denson Paul Pollard Masterclass and Recital

On February 25, 2010 Denson Paul Pollard, Bass Trombone of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra visited the University of Iowa for masterclasses and a recital. The recital program is reprinted here:

    Where? – Alyssa Wright
    Variations on a melody from Rossini’s Moses – Niccolo Pagannini
    Final Scene from Aida – Giuseppe Verdi
    Senza Mama from Sour Angelica – Giacomo Puccini
    Bass Aria from Iolanta – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Sonatine for Bass Trombone and Piano – Troy Thompson

      Allegro
      Adagio
      Presto

    Song for Latka – Jan Sandstrom

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New Addition to my Office

This beauty was given to me from Kate at Christmas. It’s amazing!! Thanks to Josh Thompson to helping me hang it up!

Change of Plans

The post just below this one states that this, Spring 2010, will be our last semester here. We have decided to slow things down a bit and spread out the recitals in order to get really great recordings (hopefully). Kate and I will be living in Iowa City for at least one more year. We love it here and we are excited for the possibilities of another year! Kate is back in school and is doing very well. She is scoring top in most of her classes. I couldn’t be more proud!

Due to a situation in the school of music, my teaching load will be a little more than it has been. In addition, I am currently teaching the Instrumental Techniques class for music education majors. It is being quite the ride! I am loving every minute of it!