â€śTo have Mr. Stravinsky in residence for this past week, and conducting part of this eveningâ€™s program, we have brought to our students the most illustrious example of an individual who exemplifies both the knower and the doer. The impact of his presence upon the minds of our students is incalculableâ€ť
â€“ Walter Hendl, Director, Eastman School of Music
Percussionist Kristin Shiner McGuire tells the story of how a moment of frustration at the Department of Motor Vehicles landed her in physical therapy. She describes her lifelong passion for fitness, and what she tells students who show up for lessons without breakfast. Kristen has been the Coordinator of Percussion Studies at Nazareth College since 1984.
Dr. C. Michael Haben, a Rochester physician who specializes in care of the voice, offers advice for keeping your voice healthy during the cold winter months, whether you sing, talk, or teach all day. He recommends a specific beverage and a unique way of thinking about your instrument.
Violist Carol Rodland of the Eastman School of Music explains why Pilates became important to her long before movie stars picked it up. She'll also describe the common problems college students run into when they arrive at a conservatory, how to avoid them, and what she does to cultivate mindfulness and joy in her daily life.
What to do now to avoid the dishes? The opportunity to see rare and classic films in a theater has been a real treat since I moved here, and some nights I was even lured me away from a few classical concerts.
Now, Iâ€™ll just have more time for music. If I get to even half of what Iâ€™ve written in to my calendar for the next few months, it will be pretty good. Here are some of the things that Iâ€™m looking forward to the first two months of 2013: