March 26 - James Beckel’s “Glass Bead Game” Horn Concerto with IU Wind Ensemble in Nashville TN for CBDNA National Conference
April 13 - Faculty Recital at IU with Eric Reed , performing with the American Brass Quintet
April 19-20 - Artist in Residence at University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)-Performing Glass Bead Game
April 28 - May 2 - LA Phil Heldenleben
May 5-9 - Mahler 5 with National Symphony in Washington DC
My first experience with magic was when I was 7 years old. That's why I've always loved it! My family drove from the pig farm in northern Alberta, Canada, to my cousin's place in Los Angeles. He did a magic show and I was his assistant. He blew my mind! The next day we were at Disneyland, and I bought my first magic kit. I was forever hooked. Magic is identical to music, and many other performance-based activities. You practice the technique and put it all together and then you go out and share it with an audience. You can work up the technique and do the trick - you know, make the coin disappear. Ooooo ahhh! But way better...