Well, hello there! Just wanted to introduce myself! So I'm Cal, or MusiCal here (see what I did there?), and it's nice to be here! I was actually dragged/told to show up by another member here, although I'm not entirely sure what his username is? I'm sure he'll pop up and run his mouth eventually. Anyways! I'm a university music teacher! I'm a trumpet player by trade, but teach brass studies, composing, conducting, and much to my dislike am currently teaching a music theory course (kill me?). I work with the marching band, as well as smaller student ensembles such as the brass choir. Just about every brass player that comes through the Uni will, at some point in their education, have to deal with me as their professor. That might be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. I absolutely love what I do! Music is something I'm extremely passionate about, and have been learning and teaching and involved in music since I was six years old. I've always known that I wanted to do something in music, and ended up discovering a love for conducting and teaching in high school. I was a band conductor in the Navy, so that was very interesting. And now at the University level, I get to teach, mentor, and play music every single day, so it's amazing. One of my favorite things, I do work with the brass line with the marching band (absolutely amazing) but I work with the brass choir as well. Probably one of my favorite parts of my job simply because it's student-led so I have the ability to pick up my trumpet and play with the ensemble rather than just acting in a teaching role. It's a nice balance of teaching and playing. Uh let's see... I don't know what you'd want to know about me so feel free to ask and I'll try to answer!