Spring Concerts and New Software

It has been a while since I posted here. I just finished concert season at my school. My music team of four just had six concerts all in one week, one of which including taking eight buses of middle school students to Hershey Park. Between all of these concerts we directed over 14 performing ensembles. I am working on a post to outline some of these things, along with lengthier reflections on my year professionally. Until then, here are topics I am planning to post about soon…

During the past week, Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference happened and two of the apps I most rely on to get my work done, OmniFocus 3 and Dorico 2, were released. Concerts have made it hard to write about software, let alone even try it out. I have just finished watching the WWDC Keynote my second time, and have been playing with OmniFocus 3 extensively. I have a lot of thoughts on all of these subjects and I plan to post about them soon. I also have some great podcast guests lined up for the early summer which will include discussion on Apple news, updates to my productivity workflows, and some major advancements in music technology education.

Of course, there will be some writing challenges. The school year ends on June 20th and then I immediately fly to Telluride, CO for the Teluride Bluegrass festival. I fly home one day before I begin writing curriculum for my district’s new 7th/8th grade, year long, general music curriculum. If you didn’t know, I teach a general music class at my school as well as band. Curruclum writing ends and then I immediately go to Hawaii for 15 days, and then return to home, FINALLY, for a few weeks of rest before music summer camps start.

Looking forward to some relaxing, summer adventures, and writing here on my blog.