Today's snow day couldn't have come at a better time, because I was running on fumes by the end of last week. Here's a snapshot from a day that made me think "Whew, it's good to be a horn player!".
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We are the bulk of the people working in the industry, and I think we deserved to be celebrated in our own time, not after we embark on a path that redefines who we are. We are directly in touch with our audiences and we have the power to shape the way people see classical music in a hands-on way, on a daily basis. We're working, we're living, and sometimes we're freaking out: we're the Musicians of Now. And we're awesome.
I am so thankful for how unpredictable my life in music has been because it has helped me discover a source of strength that I might never have found. I could never be a parent without these important lessons that I learned from being a horn player.
This is my attempt to put some information out there about what to expect when you're a brass player and a soon to be mom.