Sleepless nights are no longer a stranger to me during the COVID-19 quarantine because I usually experience at least two to three per week, even with exercise and meditation. Recently I have been swimming in my thoughts while I tried unsuccessfully to travel to dreamland and began reflecting on my time reading and learning from […]

  Let’s be honest here. The likelihood of us as students practicing the amount our clarinet instructors wanted us to during the summer is embarrassing low. I stepped away from the clarinet in June and July because I was starting to approach burn out and quite frankly, I hated myself and the clarinet after I […]

  I recently discovered the Modacity app while listening to the Clarineat Podcast by Sean Perrin a few months back. Modacity is a new practice app that allows users to keep tabs on their progress and get feedback on practice sessions. Marc Gelfo and Andrea Nysen developed and co-founded Modacity in 2017, and is currently […]

In honor of National Black History Month and Mardi Gras, I want to feature one of my favorite jazz clarinetist Doreen Ketchens. I first met Doreen Ketchens in the Spring of 2013 at The University of Southern Mississippi when she performed a special concert for the USM Honors College. The performance was breathtaking because I […]