September 19, 2018
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Some brief ramblings on competitions
January 14, 2018   0 Comments
This was a facebook post from 2015 regarding competition. I share it here for those not on facebook who may have students who just completed this year's All-State process, and for my own TTU Students about to participate in ensemble auditions. May some aspect of it be helpful.
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There have been many debates over the years regarding the value of competition. While I believe all can be approached with respect to balance and moderation, I do think we, and our students, have a great deal to learn from competition. The aspect of competition I seem to hear most about is the motivation factor. No doubt, competition can motivate. But I think there is an aspect that is even more important: Competition offers opportunities for building resilience. As harsh as it may sound, people are going to be compared to others throughout their lifetime - in regard to job placement/promotion, relationships, creative output, and socioeconomic circles. I hesitate to label this...
What questions do you have?
December 18, 2017   0 Comments
Do you have questions you would like to ask? I can't promise all of the answers but am happy to share what I can. Flute, yoga, life...cookies?

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