Great Concert for Review!

I have two complimentary tickets to the concert Tuesday night by the ASU Choirs.  The concert is “Music Framed in New and Ancient Architecture.”

The conductor is Dr. Gregory Gentry, professor at ASU and also the clinician for this weekend’s outstanding Southwest Regional Choir!

If you want the complimentary tickets, please see me or email me.  First come, first served.  Tickets are $5 general admission and $2 students with ID.

Tutoring Available!

Having a little trouble with scales, harmonic analysis, or rhythms?

TPA graduate Elizabeth Shell is available to tutor students in 7th and 8th grade music class.  She is an outstanding scholar, very personable, and a good tutor.  She may be more available than Mrs. Wilkison or Dr. Wolfe.  If you’d like to contact her, please email Dr. Wolfe and he’ll put you in touch with her.

Thomas Menefee, Bass Player Extraordinaire!

Thomas Menefee, TPA sophomore, performed Monday, January 9 in the 2012 Young Musicians Competition, run by the Phoenix Youth Symphony.  You can hear his performance here in this 9-minute recording:


The first piece is the Bottesini 2nd Concerto in B minor, Allegro Moderato.  The second is the Bach Prelude No. 1 (cello suite), which he played last year.  He was accompanied by his mother Mrs. Cathe Menefee.

Although he placed 3rd in the lower strings the day before, he took 6th when they put all 9 high scores together from senior division in every instrument group!  In the second competition, he was up against 3 pianos, another bass, a cello, flute, clarinet, and violin.

For his placement in this competition, Thomas won a full scholarship to Interlochen Arts Camp this summer to study with two outstanding bass teachers, one from Michigan State University and the other from Indiana University.

Congratulations, Thomas!

Another Concert for Review

Adrienne Goglia of ASU’s Solis Camerata sent me information about a concert that will be acceptable for review by TPA music students.

The date is Sunday, February 12.  For more information, click here.