One of our long-serving Webster music professors died this weekend, quite unexpectedly.
Last evening, I undertook phone calls to faculty members to tell them the sad words of loss and confusion. The mood in the building today was somber, with several of my colleagues noting that they were having a tough time just believing that he was gone.
I’ve not had to deal with this kind of shock to the faculty system before. This was certainly not what I expected for my second month at Webster. But . . . we will cope, we will march on, we will keep teaching and making music. We will indeed, because this is what we do, and this is circle of life.
May Earl’s soul, and the souls of all our faithful departed . . . friends, family, neighbors, companions on the journey . . . rest in peace.