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A Listening Paradigm

A Practical Discussion of Steege’s Helmholtz and the Modern Listener Steege, Benjamin. Helmholtz and the Modern Listener. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Intro: what is going on? As the subtitle suggests, this post is based on Steege’s Helmholtz and the Modern Listener, which is in turn based on Hermann von Helmholtz’s treatise, Die Lehre von denContinue reading “A Listening Paradigm”

A Unique Opportunity

recital.brigitfitzgerald.com stream the premier at this link on Sunday, April 18th @ 4:00CT When I imagined performing my master’s recital, I assumed that there would be a live audience, collaborators, and a hall in which to perform. Silly me! For everyone, this year involved overcoming some obstacles. Although the feeling of walking on stage isContinue reading “A Unique Opportunity”

3D-Printed Reeds?

I am so excited! We are saving the world with bassoon reeds. Two other UT students and I won a Rainwater Grant to produce affordable synthetic reeds for beginning bassoonists. Lots of information to share here, but I guess I will start with the title of the project: Creating Opportunity with Synthetic Bassoon Reeds. byContinue reading “3D-Printed Reeds?”

Performance Calendar…

April 15, 2022

Come enjoy The Tumblereeds at 8:00pm in UT Austin’s Homer Rainey Hall. This performance by the fabulous woodwind quartet I play with will be a part of Abbey Young’s DMA Chamber Recital. The piece is a wacky composition by Jean Françaix. It makes me giggle every time we play it!

April 18, 2022

Hearing Protection Guest Lecturer. Alright… maybe this one isn’t a performance. But I will be giving a lecture to the Musician’s Wellness class at UT Austin about protecting our hearing as musicians. This is sooooo important. Did you know 1 in 4 people will experience preventable hearing loss with age? This topic perfectly combines my love of music and acoustics. Be on the lookout for an upcoming blog post!

April 20, 2022

UT Austin Wind Ensemble performance in Bates Recital Hall at 7:30pm. This concert will feature works by Viet Cuong, Jennifer Higdon, and Erik Santos. This concert will be livestreamed!

April 22, 2022

Fermata Reeds (the company that I am founding member of) will be pitching our product at the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Idea to Product competition. We have had wonderful mentorship, and we hope to win some additional funding. I believe in this product, and I cannot wait to be able to share more details about it!

April 30, 2022

Victoria Symphony Orchestra performance in Victoria, TX at 7:00pm. Come enjoy some opera classics with phenomenal vocal soloists. You will probably leave with some wonderful pieces stuck in your head!

May 20 and 21, 2022

Austin Symphony Orchestra performance at 8:00pm in Austin, TX at the Long Center. I am very excited to sub in the bassoon section of this wonderful group! We will be playing a program called “American Landscapes.” It promises to be amazing, with symphonic photochoreography by Westwater Arts!

July 23, 2022

National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO. I am so fortunate to perform with this group for 8 weeks this summer! We will be giving about 2 concerts per week, but this one is extra special. I will be a soloist for Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat major. I will be joined by other fabulous soloists. Looking forward to this wonderful opportunity!

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