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Tomorrow I travel to the 2010 Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio. If The Snowpocalypse allows me leave at all, that is.

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to TMEA; in 2007 I went to simply see for myself what I’d been only hearing about: The massive attendance. The gloriously huge ensembles. The endless exhibition floor. It was all as promised, and then some. At the mercy of my Native Companions, who sherpa’d me through the TMEA traditions and snaking queues for All-State concerts, I couldn’t even manage to convincingly pretend I belonged there.

This year I’ll enjoy the rehearsals and performance of As the scent of spring rain… with Steven Davis and the 5A All-State Concert Band — the first performance of my music at TMEA. The pretense of my being in any way relevant to the State of Texas is still shaky, but this time at least I’ll be able to point to a concert program and mumble something about bi-tonal harmonic language and crystal glasses. I trust my translators will make me sound like I know what I’m talking about.

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  1. Cory

    Your native guides are looking forward to seeing you. We shall pray to the Great-Longhorn-Skull for intercessions on your behalf with the Mighty-Snowpocalypse. Many offerings of tamales will be left. The Gods shall be appeased.

    Posted on 10-Feb-10 at 6:37 PM | Permalink

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