In addition to being a conductor, you are also a
tubist—a unique instrument for a conductor! What drew you to the tuba and what
do you love about the instrument?
On the very first day I walked into Homestead Middle School
Band class, I had not yet decided what instrument I wanted to play. When I was
in middle school, we had two full bands: a jazz band, a pep band, and a small
orchestra. As the teacher asked all the new kids what they wanted to play, my
eyes were furiously darting around the...