[Fwd: harmonica goes to college]
- Subject: [Fwd: harmonica goes to college]
- From: "Emile D'Amico" <emdami@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 09:00:27 -0800
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The Jazz Studies Dept. of the Ester Boyer College of Music of Temple
University accepts harmonica players.
Ed Flannigan is the head of the Jazz studies dept. .
Emile "Diggs" D'Amico
Roger A Gonzales wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I had to relay this story just to show that there is a positive side to every situation.
> As some of you know, I am a Music Education major at CSU Fresno in Calif. However, my emphasis is in vocal music since there is no harmonica major at the university. I have been on vocal rest for about a little over a semester due to a nodule on my vocal chord. The nodule is slowly going down but I am not able to sing until I am cleared by the doctor. My advisor Dr. March suggested that I might be able to play harmonica in the Jazz B band if the professor OK's it. Well today he did. It happens that Dr. Michael Caldwell came from Chicago where he had a harmonica in a band he was in and also had a harmonica player in one of his ensembles at the college he taught in Chicago.
> I am very excited and honored that I will be able to play harmonica in the jazz band. Both chromatic and diatonic. You never know what will happen. Up until this point all I was able to do was play a few selected pieces along with the choir. But I will working 3 days a week on Jazz tunes. I guess I decided to tell you all about this because it will be a great learning experience.
> I hope that those of you who are contemplating going back to school, go back!! Play your harmonica in the school, play it well and don`t let anything change your mind. Remember, if you are able to play well enough to go back to school and take a class that will allow you to play in some type of ensemble, don`t forget that you are probably the only one at that school with that skill and knowledge of the harmonica. So play it loud and play it sweet!!!
> wish me luck!!!!
> Roger Gonzales
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