Kari Besharse

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It’s 2011???

Wow, it is really hard to believe that 2011 arrived so fast! The fall semester proved to be an extremely busy one. Teaching over 300 students at Southeastern Louisiana kept me on the edge of my seat and continuously occupied with grading and planning. After a long and productive Winter break, I am almost (sigh) ready to do it all over again starting this Tuesday!

With December came two new commissions for pieces. The first, a piece for a newly formed new music ensemble put together by U.I. comrade Ming-Ching Chiu. This work is titled Icons I is for clarinet, trombone, violin, electric guitar, and percussion and is set to premiere (tentatively) in February.

The second piece, which I am just getting started on is Embers for saxophone and piano, a work requested by Southeastern Louisiana saxophonist, Richard Schwartz for the upcoming National Saxophone Alliance region 6 conference in Jacksonville, Florida!

More about these new pieces, other activities, and updates to this site are coming soon!