36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal


014: Maria

014 — Maria
Fall–Spring 1973–74

Today is all about Maria, my girlfriend, well perhaps a close friend, who I met during my second year of teaching. She was an amazing singer and teacher. I liked her.

013: Indiana University

013 — Indiana University
Spring 1974

Today, I am pondering whether I will leave teaching to go for graduate work at Indiana University, Bloomington. I “ponder” the many issues that all young people ponder when they first begin their careers—do they stay in their current job, or do they try for something better?

011: Electronic Music Project

011 — Electronic Music Project
Fall–Spring 1973–74

I receive a $1,000 State of New Jersey educational grant to create a program to develop an electronic music program that fosters musical creativity in jr. high school students. Today’s post discusses some of this project during this school year.

010: On to year two—teaching

010 — On to year two—teaching
Fall–Spring 1973–74

I’m into year two of teaching instrumental music to middle school kids. It’s easier. Yay!

004: My first job, music teacher

004 — My first job, music teacher
Fall–Spring 1972–73

I get my first professional job—I’m a music teacher. I teach band, orchestra, and instrumental music at a middle school. What an adventure.