Can you hear it? Hold your breath and listen as hard as you can. It’s snowing outside. Yes, snow. Lots of snow. The silent, soft, stillness that has the power to stop time, cancel just about everything, and suspend reality. I am passionately and unashamedly in love with snow.
I remember the Blizzard of ’96 as an absolute godsend. It stopped the world for a week so I could finish my dissertation. Here in Maryland they are calling this the Blizzard of 2009. So I figured I would celebrate by starting another writing project: this blog on WordPress.com. I’ve always wanted to write a blog, and am not quite sure where this will lead, but that doesn’t matter right now … it’s snowing outside.
By the way, if you’re reading this before January 4, 2010, you’ll see some snow on this web page courtesy of WordPress (it’s an optional feature they provide during the holidays that I just couldn’t resist).
Published by Elisa Koehler
Elisa Koehler is Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Formerly the Director of the Center for Dance, Music, and Theatre at Goucher College and the Music Director and Conductor of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, she is a professional conductor, trumpeter, and author. Dr. Koehler has performed on both modern and period instruments with the Bach Sinfonia, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Baltimore’s Bach Concert Series, and as the leader of Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band. Her publications include two books: Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer’s Guide to Trumpet History and Literature (Indiana University Press) and A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player (Rowman & Littlefield), numerous articles on historic brass for the ITG Journal, and new performing editions of the Haydn and Hummel trumpet concerti for Carl Fischer Music. She was named a Distinguished Alumna by the University of Tennessee in 2009 and elected to the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild in 2017. In 2014 Dr. Koehler received Goucher College's highest faculty honor, the Caroline Doebler Bruckerl Award, which recognizes an exemplary faculty member in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service. She earned a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Conservatory, a master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and bachelor’s degrees in both music education and performance from Peabody.
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I see the snow….It is pretty!