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Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by Raquel.
I just got back from Kalamazoo, Michigan from the International Women’s Brass Conference (IWBC). It was held on the campus of Western Michigan University on June 6-10, 2012. It was a phenomenal event that featured many performances, masterclasses/clinics, and much socializing. I was there to perform with the Athena Brass Band, a traditional British Brass [...]
Posted on 29. May, 2012 by Raquel.
Just got back from a great International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference in Columbus, Georgia. It was a great conference filled with great performances and great people! I had previously attended 2 other conferences (1995 & 2003 – one day at each) while a student, but this was the first time I attended for the entire [...]
Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by Raquel.
It’s Monday April 30, 2012 today and I am starting my last week of the year that consists of finals and juries. It was probably the busiest semester on record for me, I know how to get busy! Some highlights consisted of helping with the NABBA conference that was held this year in Cincinnati. I [...]
Posted on 07. Jan, 2012 by Raquel.
In academia, it is a phenomenon that the Fall semester always seem to go faster than the Spring semester, well…in my opinion. I started the new year by moving into a new house in Kentucky. After 2 years, I finally made the move across the Ohio River into my new state…oh sorry, Commonwealth! I also [...]
Posted on 13. Oct, 2011 by Raquel.
Fall is my favorite season of the year. It is a time for new beginnings, Football, and Baseball playoffs (GO Rangers!). I had a great summer, mostly spent in Dallas. I started jogging again and now I have a goal to run in a half marathon this year. More on that soon. This year started [...]
Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by Raquel.
Happy Summer Soltice! The word solstice derives from Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). I am currently in Dallas eating alot of TexMex food and just enjoying having no obligations! I had a cool couple of weeks in late May into June. I traveled with the Fountain City Brass Band to Europe for [...]