A quick picture I took of BU West Campus from BU Bridge
Woo! Coming from living on an Island for the last 15 years (and 10 years more prior to that), moving back to the city is quite a breath of fresh air (or stinky air, considering I live in Allston)! I moved here to start working on my masters degree in music education at Boston University. Being a few weeks in, I already have so many stories to tell, but so little time to tell them.
While I don’t have too much time to blog, I’m just going to keep my blog posts on the shorter side, just so I have things to look back on. No one really reads my blog anyway, so enjoy, future me!
And just to close, I am super loving it here so far. Until next time!
The CFA building here at BU aka my 2nd home for the next two years.
Check out this cool event I have the pleasure of being a part of! A bunch of us formed a backing band to play behind some of the most amazing local rappers. Doors open at 9pm, and the music begins at 10am!
The Calypso Group hired a bunch of us musicians to learn two sets worth of David Bowie music, and we did it! It was a great experience to be part in a band with some of my favorite musicians:
Rob San Agustin – Drums
Bert Delgado – Bass
Mike Hartendorp – Guitar/Vocals
Rich Borja – Guitar/Vocals
…and myself on Keys/Sax/Flute
We also had a couple guest singers come on stage for a few sings: John Leon Guerrero and Edgar Flores.
Many of us weren’t really Bowie fans getting into this. I think Mike was the only one who listened to Bowie extensively. The rest of us are definitely big fans now after putting on the show. Some videos will be coming up soon with footage from the event. Stay tuned!
Probably one of the most rewarding concerts I’ve had the honor of playing for! I got called in last minute to fill in for 2nd oboe (thanks to my student Jia Jia for letting me borrow her nice oboe). We’re going to be playing Liszt’s Preludes, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, and Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto (performed by Guam’s own Dave Duenas).
I think my favorite part about this concert though is playing alongside Kendra Johnson. She got her master’s degree in Oboe performance, and I’ve never played with anyone with such a beautiful tone. She’s also super friendly and full of great information and loves to share advice, so it’s been just a great experience overall. Check out her website at http://www.kendrajohnsonmusic.com!
Performance dates are February 27 at 7:30pm and February 28 at 3:00pm at Lotte Hotel Guam.
My latest masterpiece! It’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and I finally got around to doing it. It took me over 150 hours of recording, audio editing, and video editing, but (hopefully) it was worth it!