Building community in isolation with gratitude and grace.
While most of the USA was under a shelter in place order as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us lost our jobs; jobs that revolved around togetherness, around creating live music for a live audience, around the energy created in a concert hall. While we experienced the loss of this connection, we also filled our new-found time with different connections. The new normal became virtual concerts from our living rooms, classes on our computers, and digital bonding.
Nothing can replace face-to-face fellowship, but we did our best with what we were given. This book represents a sense of camaraderie from which we all benefited in those times. It is a collection of personal and original exercises from the great piccolo players of our time. It is their offering to our wonderful flute and piccolo community. I cannot thank these beautiful souls enough for contributing their time and sharing their hearts with us.
We were given a gift in the form of an intermission. A respite from our daily grind.
Let us remember that time, and carry forth with grace, open hearts and thoughtful minds.