Monthly Archives: August 2009

Summer Fun!

I was able to travel to Oklahoma City, OK this summer to attend the  eighth consecutive Keyboard Ensemble Technology  Seminar 0r KETS-8!   The first seven seminars were held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, but this year was moved to University of Central Oklahoma.  While at the seminar I was able to learn more about  new technology in the Yamaha Clavinovas and also how to use that technology in performance and teaching.  As a culmination of the seminar each participant presented a project and mine was “Follow the Yellow Brick Road of Musicals on Route 66”.  I played short medley of  passages from musicals to represent each state I drove through getting to OKC, and I planned and saved registrations for each of the musicals.  I traveled through Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and used the songs: My Old Kentucky Home, Gary Indiana, Rock Island, Meet Me in St. Louis, We’re Off to See the Wizard, and Oklahoma.  It was lots of fun.  Before we left Oklahoma, we also took some time to see the area, including oil wells, windmills, and the American Cowboy Museum.

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