(Author's note: If possible, read this while listening to the audio.)
A Rather Poor and Unmotivated Musician
|May 1975 En-ka Parade. I'm the one with|
black hair whose clarinet is obscured.
(Photo by Christopher Brown)
The summer after ninth grade my mother signed my brother and me up for the University of New Hampshire's Summer Youth Music School (SYMS). We didn't know what to expect, but we did know that the first day everyone, all 350 or so students, had to audition. By that evening everyone was assigned to one or more ensembles for the two week school.
|Campers graced the cover|
of the 1979 double album.