Grieving an Old Mentor (And Picking Up the Pieces)

By |2018-10-17T00:15:20+00:00June 26th, 2018|Hey, What's New?, Real Talk|

I've studied with four separate composition teachers during my ten years at school, one of whom having stuck out over the rest for length of study and sheer impact on my writing. And last month, we learned in one of the worst ways possible that not all was what it seemed with him. While I was getting my BM and MM at the University of Tennessee, I spent those six years studying underneath the same professor: Dr. Ken Jacobs. I liked this man from my first moment meeting him during my undergraduate audition. He was a tough teacher from the [...]