Faithful readers, please forgive my disappearance. If you saw my last post, you know that I went to Sunny California for a week. It was part business (audition for Santa Barbara Symphony) and part pleasure (hiking, shopping, wine tasting, concerts, beach, relaxing).
Countless thanks to my wonderful hostesses, tour guides, and friends Dawn in Los Angeles and Jasmine in Santa Barbara.
When I returned to Philly and Curtis, I got the news that my esteemed supervisor accepted a position at The Wharton School. I am honored that Curtis has promoted me to his position of Director of Institutional Relations. This means that instead of just writing grant proposals and reports I now oversee all corporate, foundation, and government giving to the school and will supervise a new hire who will fill my old position.
I have also been working on some oboe projects: a recording for the Gillet Competition, several upcoming performances with The Bach Choir, and another upcoming audition. Plus I submitted my essay to Dr. Savage's book, taught a grantwriting seminar for the Curtis students, helped throw a big event for the Curtis Crescendo Club young patrons group, found a new apartment, and have been doing some independent research on the classical music field.
Yep, that all happened in less than one month.
Even though I haven't been posting here, I have been doing some blog work behind the scenes and have an excellent series of interviews forthcoming with a high-profile percussionist (by reader request!), a dancing oboist, and a harpist at a green energy company.
So, as always: Please stay tuned, please keep feedback and interview suggestions coming, and thank you for reading and promoting my blog.