Former Horn Player
Yes, I a former professional horn player, performing in many types of classical music organizations.
See my music resume here.
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Set #1 (41 albums) are mostly horn solo and concerto
Set #2 (26 albums) are mostly chamber/ensemble pieces
The sets contain performers, including: Baumann, Eger, Clevenger, Brain, Rimon, Bouchard, Tuckwell, Bloom, Jeurissen, Linder, Jones, Holtzel, Tarjani, Civil, Lanzky-Otto, Leuba, T. Bacon, K. Arnold, Sorensen, Clevenger, Anderer, Froelich
The sets contain music genre, such as: Horn and piano, horn concertos; Trios (w violin, piano); Trios (w clarinet, piano); Hunting horn and original instrument works; woodwind quintet, brass ensemble, pieces for tenor, horn, strings; horn ensembles; horn concertos; horn works with solo voice; arrangements for Baroque music
Perspective on Retirement
I think this applies to us as former performers -- Sasha Cohen article in NYT Feb 2018
What I didn’t appreciate then was that win or lose, every Olympic athlete faces a kind of mortality when his or her career ends
I missed the highs — and the lows — that made me feel alive when I was a competitive athlete.
As athletes, we are taught to suck it up, to deny pain and fear, to push through debilitating injuries, to persevere through anxiety and depression.
The challenge of adjusting to post-Olympic life is something that I, like most Olympians, was poorly equipped to face.
Yes, striving to accomplish a single overarching goal every day means you have grit, determination and resilience. But the ability to pull yourself together mentally and physically in competition is different from the new challenges that await you
It is hard to know when you need help and which emotions are “normal,” when you have spent years in a physically and emotionally demanding environment
Post-Career for Athletes
Now, I had to figure out who I was.
Tough to find that you are now behind many of your peers
Olympic athletes need to understand that the rules for life are different from the rules for sports.
Learn to live for the process again without being defined by the results, the way you did when you first started your sport.