Spending a week in Madrid at ClarinetFest was a blast. It was great to meet many new players and hear them perform. It was also my first time to meet and sit with Morrie since I received my MoBa’s – with some quality control by Riccardo !! The importance of getting to these types of conferences can not be understated – every instrumentalist must continue to refine their ears for beauty of sound on their instruments and see what others are doing. Performing at these events is also a great way to meet new people and foster professional connections that will hold us in great stead for future endeavours.