77: Last day of camp. Had a performance for the parents. Everything went smoothly, and we’ve been told that the camp was a success.
78: Studying a little in the evening.
79: Trip to Rochester. Gave a performance last night with the faculty of the Eastman Jazz Camp, for which I’m teaching these next two weeks. Really great to play with all the Rochester cats again.
80: Ran auditions for the jazz camp. Maintaining composure while listening to auditions definitely requires some aspect of a performance mentality. Although I heard a lot of good playing, I think it’s important to be nice and professional when somebody makes a mistake. Overall, though, all the students have a lot of potential.