The vivid autumn colors fade and the leaves fall. My morning coffee warms me as I walk to class on frosty Michigan mornings. The backyard sunset shines not through the early summer evergreens to the west, but the southwest bare...
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Last week I officially completed the first semester of year 2 of the DMA.  That means I am at the halfway point of this 3-year degree. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:  I am so lucky to...
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I am so lucky to be a graduate student in choral conducting at Michigan State University.  I have brilliant and passionate teachers, and the best colleagues anyone could ask for.  This is a special place to learn and grow.  Life...
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This summer I conclude 12 years in Orange County Public Schools (24 years if you count 1st-12th grade!).  I will begin doctoral study this fall at Michigan State University, and hopefully will be Dr. Minear by the summer of 2016. ...
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This week my choir will perform at National ACDA.  I am a whirlwind of emotion.  Truly excited, honored, nervous, hopeful, trusting (in my singers), proud, pressurized, caffeinated… and stressed to the point that I feel like I am walking around...
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