I have just finished reading the spring issue of The North Texan, and I am so sad to learn of the passing of Maestro Anshel Brusilow. I was honored to play in the bass section of the then NTSU Orchestra in the early 1980s, and I learned so much from him.
My career path took me in a direction other than music (as a judge in the Family Court of the state of Delaware), but I play in a community orchestra to this day, and I think of the maestro often and always with joy. He was brilliant. And he helped make me a better musician and a better person.
Thanks for the opportunity to remember this great man.
James G. McGiffin Jr. ('82)