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  • NEA Institute Day 7: Cats vs. dogs. You decide.   10 years 34 weeks ago


  • NEA Institute Day 8: A Walter Mitty moment.   10 years 34 weeks ago

    I have kept up with your blog about the NEA Conference even though I haven't commented lately. I'd say you have climbed several giant steps up the ladder you were/are climbing. GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!

    It strikes me that, if Christopher does Symphony 101 (excellent for general audiences), what you've experienced is like Music 1,001 or maybe 10,001, even a million and one.

    Congratulations again on having achieved the award to go there AND on what you've learned by immersing yourself in it as much as you have.

    Maybe see you next week.

  • NEA Institute Day 4: what's in your head   10 years 35 weeks ago

    I loved it, and so I hope and think you'll get high marks for it.

    I don't know this opera at all, but I've always loved anything Ancient Roman. Your review put me into the action and feel of the opera very well.

    Looking forward to your report on the group's reaction. And your reaction to their reviews, assuming others had to do the same thing.

  • NEA Institute Day 3: Agrippina!   10 years 35 weeks ago

    I snorted in delight (I was sitting in the ninth row) at the tea-drinking sequence!

  • NEA Institute Day 1   10 years 35 weeks ago

    This is basically a repeat of note I just sent in station email, but thought you might get to this place first.

    Enjoyed reading the first day of your blog. What happened yesterday (Monday) and today? Going to any major performances or museums? (I'd guess not, given that you said the conference is so intense, but I'd also hope you could do something really artsy while you're there.)

    Let us read about your reactions to all the sights, sounds, smells, food, etc. in the big city. Have you been there often, or is this as big a deal for you as it would be for most of us? Also, more about the people as you get to know them, and insights you and they have as you go through the week.

    Clearly, blogging is important there at the conference. How can anyone publicize their blog and therefore get more folks to hit it? Is there a clearinghouse for musical blogs that could be mentioned on air?

    Anything tying together the aural and visual arts? That is, beyond the obvious: tranquil scene, tranquil music; active scene, active music; dark both; bright both; mysterious both; etc.

    Do enjoy the week and get home safely!

  • NEA Institute Day 2   10 years 36 weeks ago

    Did you mean 'outside-the-box' ideas?


  • What I can't see, I think of often   10 years 37 weeks ago

    I love listening to you, and your stories are great!