It’s been a while since I’ve put anything on here. The main reason being that next week I will be performing with the MSU Percussion Studio on a showcase concert at this year’s PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Conference) in Indianapolis. I am thrilled to be a part of this opportunity for our studio here at MSU. I am playing on Toru Takemitsu’s Rain Tree. Getting to know this piece has been ever so enlightening. Due to all of the intense preparation for this concert (on top of all the usual things going on) this has been one of the busiest semesters of my academic career. I found out over the summer that we were going to have this opportunity and the time between then and now, being less than a week away from “the show,” seems somewhat like a blur. Funny the way time passes. Anyway, our concert is next Thursday, 11/14 at 10am. I can’t wait! It’s been quite a journey these past few months. It’s been great.