Jeffrey Agrell mini-bio:
Originally from Minnesota. First career was as an orchestral musician in Switzerland. Now in his 15th year as horn professor at the University of Iowa. Loves his job. Plays in the Iowa Brass Quintet, and Latitude Ensemble. Summertime: on the faculty of the Kendall Betts Horn Camp. Moonlights in classical improvisation – has a class in it, has six published books [GIA Music] on it, gives concerts and workshops in it. 4 CDs. Composes stuff (several dozen published pieces). More books cooking on various burners, front and back. Former classical and jazz guitarist (still owns six or seven guitars, could probably still get through a standard with a Real Book at a party). Likes to write (100+ published articles, unpublished novel, musical libretto, song lyrics, and three blogs). Interested in everything. Likes to force associations of unrelated fields and examine the aftermath. Fan of creativity, creative thinking, cryptograms, crosswords, problem solving, lateral thinking, and ideas. Loves questions: don’t hesitate to ask.