36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

year two

015: End of my journal writing—two years After Vienna

015 — End of my journal writing—two years After Vienna
Fall–Sping 1973–74

Today’s post ends the brief 15 pages of my extended journal entries found at the end of my original Vienna journals. That two years of my life were summarized in two days of writing leaves out much detail, but offers me some reminders of what I was trying to accomplish as a young man, now aged 23–24. I hope you enjoyed reading.

I may continue writing. We’ll see.

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?

012: Columbia University & composition

012 — Columbia University & composition
Fall–Spring 1973–74

It’s my second year at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center where I continue my electronic music composition. I get some results.

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!