Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mass of Tribute

This weekend, I had the privilege of playing in a mass for my friend John. He wrote Mass of Tribute to honor the memory of his mother, who was sadly lost to cancer last August. Performing in the mass was a great experience, and I am so glad to have been a part of it. 

For more information about the mass, visit John’s website:

If you don’t know John, please take a few moments to check out some of his other works. He is commonly referred to as John “Williams” Pasternak :)
UPDATE 6/5/12: The orchestra arrangement of the Mass of Tribute is now on John's website:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Introduction/Summer Plans

Hello! Chances are, if you're reading this, you know me. Sure makes introductions easy! :)

I just finished my first year of grad school, studying both oboe performance and library science.

So far this summer, I have spent a lot of time working in the Performing Arts Library on campus, and just recovering from the hectic school year.

In two weeks, I will be attending the John Mack Oboe Camp in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. This will be my fifth trip up the mountain and I am looking forward to learning new things and reconnecting with old friends!

From North Carolina, I will go directly to the Interlochen Center for the Arts in northern Michigan. I will spend most of my summer there, working in the ensemble library. I worked in the ensemble library last summer as well, and I cannot even begin to recount all of the cool things I learned and all of the wonderful experiences I had.

When I returned to school this fall, a lot of people told me how much they enjoyed seeing my adventures, stories, and pictures on Facebook. Interlochen is truly a magical place, and I am happy to share what I can with all of my music-loving friends! This summer, this blog will take you to Interlochen with me :)