Gradual

Gradual

Eight schools over three years. Flights, drives, and zoom calls. 2 am practice sessions. Emails, audition deposits, admissions seminars. Forgetting to turn the snares off, missed notes on Porgy, whiffed ruffs on Kijé. Welcome to my search for a master’s program....
Dark

Dark

Sonder 013 | Dark Soundscape by William Brown, Arvo Part https://williambrownpercussion.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/sonder-013-soundscape.mp3 September 22nd was a special day. It was a day of gentle breezes and cool air, bright skies and sunbeams. It was a day...
Sonder 012 | Case Study

Sonder 012 | Case Study

This blog has been incredibly cathartic for me during the year. It has given me the opportunity to refine the tangle of thoughts I have rolling around in my head into tangible threads. With that clear mind comes the realization that I don’t have a limitless supply of...
Resilient

Resilient

WB: I met Ghadeer Abaido when she showed up in an orchestra rehearsal to play Totentanz, Liszt’s monument to the Dies irae. By the end of the exposition I was thoroughly entranced by her playing. Everything Ghadeer plays comes alive in a fashion you have to hear...
A Year Lost

A Year Lost

“Sophie Lee Morris’ Liesl stands out in beauty and in voice; her duet with Doman in “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” complete with bicycle tricks, was to die for.” WB: My time playing The Sound of Music only becomes more special as this...
Too Young to be Canceled?

Too Young to be Canceled?

WB: I met Ksenija in the London-Heathrow airport on March 27th, 2019: The members of the World Percussion Group had found each other in a random cafe and spent the next few hours getting to know each other while everyone’s flights arrived. In the ensuing conversation...