Senior Recital: Ben Busch
It’s finally senior year! How’re you feeling about that?
It’s gone by so fast! I’m excited to be done paying for school, but I am definitely going to miss the friends I’ve made while I’ve been at UMD.
Besides your recital, what are you most excited about this year?
Finishing up coursework and putting down my last tuition payment are definitely at the top of my list.
What’s been your favorite experience studying music in college?
Gaining a more broad view of the music world has been the best for me. I appreciate all different types of music a lot more than I did before entering, and I’ve really enjoyed playing music in groups with my friends.
Okay, so, recital time. Let’s start with the easy question. When and where is your recital?
This Sunday (November 17) in Ulrich Recital Hall, at 2PM!
What’s your favorite piece on your recital? Why?
The Fripperies by Lowell Shaw. We’re playing four of the eight quartets, and it’s a chance for me and my friends to goof off at an otherwise serious event. The best times I’ve had performing on horn have been times I’ve been doing something a little on the nose and less serious; I get to do this with some of my best friends that I’ve been playing with for a long time now.
How has the recital process been for you? What did you have to do to prepare, and how do you feel about it all?
The recital process for me has just been about enjoying playing the music. I have fun playing horn, and I want to have fun on my recital. I obviously had to practice a good amount to get everything up to speed, but overall I’d say it’s been a comfortable process. I’m excited to share it with everyone!
If there’s only one thing you want audience members to get out of your recital, what would it be?
I want everyone to have a good time! That’s all I really care about.
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