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I'm Alive :)
#2481364 11/16/15 06:38 PM
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Hi everybody,

Had a couple of messages over on Facebook asking what's happened to me. I'm still around - I visit about once a week or so and look around to see what's happening.

Life's good, and part of why I haven't been around is that my teaching load is at an all-time high and last June I started a two-year term as president of the Iowa Music Teachers Association. I've also been busy writing and had a new collection of sheet music published last spring ( www.creepypiano.com ) I also presented at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and am doing a lot of festival judging here in the state.

I'm hoping to come back and participate in some e-recital stuff soon. I've decided to take a semester off of accompanying so I can get back to solo playing. Hopefully I can jump back in and post a bit more after the semester cools down.

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Kreisler:

Thanks for the update. Glad to read that you are busy and that all is going well.

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Glad to get the update!

So, I guess the post saying you were gone was an idle rumor.
(Whatever "idle rumor" means......I think it means this.) laugh

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Originally Posted by Kreisler
Hopefully I can jump back in and post a bit more after the semester cools down.

I hope so. Yours is always a voice of substance and reason. (It's sometimes hard to find both at the same time.) Be well, and come back! smile

-J

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Originally Posted by beet31425
....substance and reason. (It's sometimes hard to find both at the same time.)

Maybe we could use some version of the "Dead Poets Society" method (courtesy of Dr. J. Evans Pritchard, Ph.D.) to "calculate the greatness" of the site's posts (putting "substance" on the x axis and "reason" on the y axis): grin


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Glad to hear you're doing well!

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So pleased to hear that you are doing well and focusing again on solo work. Congratulations on your new leadership role in the Iowa music scene !! thumb


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