i wanted to share this cool news: i'm spending the summer at the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival and Institute. and i'm playing jazz oboe. the jazz faculty here is amazing (freelancers from NYC, etc) and cool and open to experimentation. so i've been working with Bob Sabin, the jazz bass teacher, in a combo. and i'm playing some classic tunes and learning about jazz scales and it's really exciting. i want to keep it up when i get back to school (sophomore at University of Maryland).