Last month I had a wonderful time traveling around Wisconsin to Antigo, Spring Green, and Madison for a mini-tour! I really have a fun time working with the mixture of ages that visit library programs and these last two library showcases were definitely successful. I love seeing eyes open and jaws drop when I play the magnificent marimba – and I giggle myself when an audience of children and their parents get to watch me play an inflatable saxophone! 🙂
Thank you to Brenda Francis at Spring Green Public Library and Anna Krueger at Antigo Public Library for these wonderful opportunities!
The RAW showcase in Madison was great as well! It was different performing marimba and voice on a stage all “mic’d” (get it?) – but it was a very positive experience with great supportive comments from the audience! Thank you Miera Kookasemkit and all others at RAW for that opportunity!
In the future for Mike Neumeyer seems to be pointing towards composition. Keep your radar out for a new piece for clarinet and flute duet, a piece for marimba, strings, and voices, and of course more material for solo marimba. I do plan on writing music without voice to create a relaxation album.
Other than that, I will be working with the Oak Creek Marching Knights Pit section. A bunch of mallet instruments and auxiliary percussion in front of a marching band – it is like a dream come true to be able to work with that group! Thank you Amy Fuchs and Guy Gregg 🙂
See everyone around!
Mike Neumeyer: Composer, Educator, Percussionist, Marimba & Voice