Friday, October 21, 2016

Silicon Valley South Bay Charity Volunteer

Volunteering Opportunity
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Sacred Heart Community Service
Martha’s Kitchen
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen
Juan Diego Women’s Center
Casa de Clara San Jose Catholic Worker
St. Vincent de Paul Santa Clara County

Thursday, October 20, 2016

SUV off-road spec

Approach and departure angles
Breakover angle

Vehicle size class

49 CFR § 523
Light Truck (SUV)
(i) Approach angle of not less than28 degrees
(ii) Breakover angle of not less than14 degrees
(iii) Departure angle of not less than20 degrees
(iv) Running clearance of not less than 20 centimeters
(v) Front and rear axle clearances of not less than18 centimeters each

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Asian American Demographics

Chinese American Demographics population, states, counties, cities
State: California, New York, Hawaii, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Washington, Florida, Pennsylvania
County: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Queens, Honolulu, Santa Clara, Kings, Alameda, New York, Orange
City: New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Jose, Chicago, Oakland, Fremont, Alhambra, San Diego, Monterey Park, Houston, Seattle, Sacramento, Boston, Arcadia, Philadelphia, Rosemead, Irvine, Rowland Heights

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Bassoon Pedagogues

About Kovar
Norman Herzberg: An Icon of Bassoon Pedagogy
North American Universities, Colleges & Conservatories 2011 Bassoon / Oboe
Top Bassoon teachers and schools

Simon Kovar (1890-1970), 1923-57 (67) Juilliard

---- students in performance

Norman Herzberg 31 (1916-2007), [Vincent Pezzi 1933-37 Eastman, Simon Kovar Juilliard], 1953-1991 (75) USC

Sol Schoenbach 30 (1915-1999), [Simon Kovar, NYU], Curtis Institute

Leonard Sharrow 23 (1915-2004), 1960s-77 (62) Indiana

Stephen Maxym 19 (1915-2002), [Simon Kovar, Juilliard], Juilliard, USC

Bernard Garfield 19 (1924-), [Simon Kovar], 1976-2008 (84) Curtis

Harold Goltzer * (1915-2004), [Simon Kovar], Juilliard

George Goslee * (1916-2006), [Eastman], Cleveland CIM

K. David van Hoesen * (1926-2016), [Eastman], Oberlin, CIM, 1954-1991 (63?) Eastman

Sherman Walt * (1923-1989), [1946 Curtis], New England Conservatory of Music, Boston University

Hugh Cooper * (1920-2007), Michigan

Arthur Weisberg (1931-2005), [Simon Kovar], Yale

----- 1958 - 2023 (65)

Benjamin Kamins (1952-), [Norman Herzberg], 1987- (71) Rice

John Hunt ( ), [Hoesen, Eastman], 1991-2016 Eastman

George Sakakeeny (1956?-), [Hoesen, Eastman], 1989-2016 Oberlin, 2016- (67?) Eastman

Judith LeClair (1958-), [K. David van Hoesen, Eastman], 1985- (65) Juilliard

Barrick Stees ( ), [Hoesen, Eastman], CIM

Sue Heineman ( ), [Hoesen Eastman, Maxym Juilliard], Maryland

Frank Morelli (1951?-), [Maxym, Juilliard], Juilliard, 1994- (72?) Yale

Whitney Crockett () [Maxym, Juilliard], -2010 Manhattan, to LA

Christopher Millard (1952?), [Sol Schoenbach, 1975 Curtis], -2014 Northwestern

David McGill (1962?), [Sol Schoenbach, 1985 Curtis], 2014- Northwestern

Richard Ranti (1960?-), [Sol Schoenbach, 1983 Curtis], 1989- Boston, NEC

Richard Beene [Baylor, Madison]

William Winstead (1941?), [1964 Curtis], Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

William Ludwig (1952?-), [Yale], 1985-2007 LSU, 2007- (71?) Indiana

Daniel Matsukawa (1970?-), [Bernard Garfield, 1992 Curtis], 2002- Curtis


Kathleen McLean (1965?-), [1985 Curtis], 2009- Indiana
Kristin Wolfe Jensen (1971?-), [Oberlin, Juilliard], 1995- Austin
Eric Stomberg (1972?-), [CCM], 2004- Kansas
Nicolasa Kuster [Oberlin], 2008- Pacific
Albie Micklich [Stees], ASU
Jeff Keesecker [Winstead, Maxym], FSU

Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition
2016 Curtis, CCM (William Winstead), Indiana (Kathleen McLean), UNC, Oberlin, Indiana (William Ludwig)/Yale
2014 Eastman (John Hunt), Northwestern (Millard), Curtis, Temple/Curtis, Juilliard (Patricia Rogers), Eastman (Hunt)/Austin (Kristin Wolfe Jensen), Kansas (Stomberg), Austin (Jensen), Indiana (William Ludwig)
2012 Colburn/Rice, Stony Brook (Morelli), Oberlin/Butler (Douglas Spaniol), Oberlin, FSU (Jeff Keesecker), Eastman (Hunt)/Northwestern (Millard), Manhattan (Kim Laskowski), Columbus/Indiana (Ludwig)
2010 Austin/Northwestern, Oberlin, Rice, ASU/CIM (Barrick Stees), Austin, Northwestern/NEC (Richard Ranti), NEC (Richard Svoboda)/Yale, Oberlin/Akron (Barrick Stees), Oberlin, Colburn
2007 Manhattan (Frank Morelli, Whitney Crockett (LA Phil))/Maryland (Susan Heineman), Manhattan (Whitney Crockett), Oberlin, ASU (Albie Micklich), Northwestern (Robert Barris and Lewis Kirk),
2005 Yale, Wichita (Nicolasa Kuster), Oberlin, Juilliard (Judith LeClair)/Oberlin, Oberlin, Wichita (Nicolasa Kuster)

Pre-Screening/Live Audition Repertoire

Curtis 2 mvt of Mozart, Weber, or Hummel, all scales/arpeggios, 1 etude, 2 orchestra excerpts
Colburn 2 mvt of Weber, all scales, 1 Milde op.24, 2 Weissenborn op.8 v2 50 advanced studies
Eastman 1 Mozart or Weber, 2 Milde op.26 v1, 2 orchestra excerpts
Rice 1 concerto, Milde op.24, 1 slow/melodic etude, Overture to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, movement 2Juilliard 1 concerto, 1 concerto or 2 etudes, 3+ orchestral excerpts
MSM 10 minutes, 2 works, 2 etudes, 2 orchestral excerpts, Morelli, Laskowski
CIM exposition of Mozart Concerto, all scales, Milde op.24, all scales, Stees
Oberlin 2-3 sections of concertos, all scales, 1 Milde op.26
Northwestern 2 mvt of Mozart, 2nd Weber, all scales to high C, Milde op.26 v1, 2 orchestral excerpts
Austin 3 contrasting movements

Milde op.24, 25 Studies in Scales and Chords
Milde op.26, 50 Concert Studies v1, v2
Weissenborn Practical Bassoon School, Practical Method 25 exercises
Weissenborn op.8 Bassoon Studies: part 1, Beginners, part 2, 50 Advanced Studies v1, v2

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Tuesday, September 06, 2016