Closing Out the Summer Shows

Wow, what a ride!

Last weekend was the closing weekend for The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company summer shows. I had the pleasure of playing Snug in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and I filled the role of Sound Designer for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).

According to an article at, almost 6,000 folks came out and attendance records were made. I feel very lucky to have been a part of this, and I look forward to other opportunities in the future.

Now that the shows are over, I have August to focus on getting things going with The Big Blue Music House. Some other work opportunities are coming down the pipeline, but I’d like to get a good handful of students in place before September hits. If anyone out there is looking for some piano or clarinet lessons, please let me know!

Hopefully in the next few days I will be able to announce the brand new release of my latest recording effort. I was skimming through a music book that was given to me as a gift some years ago called The Library of Piano Classics. It is a very thick collection of solo piano pieces. I had dog-eared a page (way back when I first looked through the book) for a piece called “Poem” by a composer named Zdenko Fibich. I must have found it interesting at that time, and so I played through it again and became rather focused on it for a good week. I decided to go ahead and try to produce a recording. It’s a very short work, not even 2 minutes. But it proved to be a good little compact project that would help me feel productive during this downtime. And I had designed a new template of cover art for the Joplin rags I want to do eventually and it seemed like a good way to see how that would look after online distribution.

This is all for now… More news coming soon!

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