Through the Lens of Art

Today was a day off for Fortress Brass, so our host, Irina, sent a driver to take us to some of the sights in St. Petersburg that are not within walking distance. Before we left, though, we walked to see the Kazansky Cathedral. This massive Russian Orthodox church was built in the early 1800s to […]


Fortress Brass Returns to St. Petersburg

Well, here we are! Another year, another Fortress Brass tour! After a year off, we’ve come back to St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the Brass Autumn Music Festival. It’s always so much fun to go on adventures, especially with this group. But, as enjoyable as a tour is, I always feel the hardest part […]



Kids Do It All – A Beautiful Collaboration and Exchange

Gabriela Ocádiz, CSU Alum (’15), M.M., Music Education PhD student in Music Education at Western Ontario University My experience with Kids Do it All in Todos Santos has always been enriching in many senses, particularly professionally and personally. The purpose of the program, in my own words, is to give opportunities for children to express […]







Post Break

“It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it”  ~ Yogi Berra For me, that quote relates to the upcoming end of the semester. If you’ve had Spring Break, I hope it was one of rest and rejuvenation; if yours is still to come, I wish the same for you! Seven weeks left of the […]