Callum on Broadway! (and in a talent show)

Well, ok… so he’s not actually on Broadway, but he’s on¬†Broadway World! ūüėČ
Click below or here to read the article:


We’re very excited to be part of the Canton Symphony’s new FREE lecture series at the “Z” (the new Zimmermann Symphony Center) called ConverZations! If you’re in the Canton area and available at lunch time on Columbus Day (October 13, 2014), please consider joining us! (click below for details)…

Since the¬†BWW article¬†mentions Callum’s Philip Glass video, here it is:

Philip Glass birthday tribute

Now Callum would like to share a quick update and a few other videos w/ you:

After my last blog post, I did something really exciting. I played in a talent show at my school. I wrote a solo piece for keyboard and I played it in front of my entire school and then also in front of the parents and students, and it was an awesome experience. I first had to audition for the show, and it was cool because my two favorite (non-music) teachers from last year РMr. Rhoades and Mrs. Ley Рwere there. My mom brought my keyboard to school for the audition and she took this video:


Then almost 2 months later we had the performances. I played at the two school assemblies, and then at the actual talent show in front of all the parents and students. I was nervous at first, but when I was in the middle of the piece, I realized that I shouldn’t be so nervous, and to just have fun with it. I think my ending¬†sounds like something Rick Wakeman would do. I had a lot of fun. Here is a video of the talent show.¬†Unfortunately, I wasn’t thinking, and during the first after-school rehearsal, when Mrs. Ley asked if I wanted to use the sound system in the Performing Arts Hall, I said no because I thought my keyboard speakers would be loud enough. I was very much wrong, and so, as a result, you can’t hear me very well:


So¬†after the talent show, I made a video that you can hear very well, but I didn’t play as well because I was having a lot of pain in my right wrist from playing so many constant arpeggios:


I can’t wait until the talent show this year, because I am writing another piece, and I’m planning on a surprise!

~ Callum

¬†Callum plans to write next about the CSO‘s exciting new season, the first at the Z!

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