Benjamin Coy



September 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Today we mourn the loss of Vern Kagarice.

Our industry, and society at large, is built upon kindness and trust. No one achieves anything without being given a chance by someone else; and Vern was one of the first people to give me such a chance. When I was still a brash undergraduate kid, he agreed to publish my first intonation book. It was the first real line on my CV, and many of the opportunities I have had since stem from that publication. It was his gift of trust that provided me the foundation from which I continue to build large portions of my career.

Vern was the kind of teacher and musician we should all emulate. His dedication, professionalism, and humanity shone through in everything he did.

Rest in peace.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail this to someone

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please type the characters of this captcha image in the input box

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>