Art is Everywhere: Chi Town

I’m currently sitting in my hotel room, drinking tea from my new “Christkindlmarket” mug hoping my flight gets out tomorrow. It’s just started snowing pretty hard with winds creating potential whiteout conditions. As I mentioned earlier, I went to Chicago to help The College of Arts and Media with recruitment at The Midwest Clinic. (If [...]

Recruiting at The Midwest Clinic

What’s in Chicago in the middle of winter? That’s right, The Midwest Clinic. The international band and orchestra conference. Because nothing says “location, location, location” like holding a conference largely reliant on metal things being held against peoples’ lips in sub-zero temperatures. Think Flick from A Christmas Story in the famous flag pole licking scene. [...]

Final Day, FLOTUS, and Friends

What a way to end a week. Woke up bright and early to stand in line at 7:15 am for the “Let Girls Learn” keynote with Michelle Obama, Sophia Bush, Missy Elliott, and Diane Warren, moderated by the one and only Queen Latifah. It was absolutely amazing and worth the wait (the keynote didn’t start [...]

Knowledge is my superpower.

Today I got to pick up my Music Badge for SXSW! During the course of the day I listened to international product pitches, went into an audio interactive art piece, sat on the dock of the Colorado River, went to an amazing panel, saw a great documentary series premiere, and went into the coolest music [...]