Why a scientist plays timps at the Metropolitan Operamain
Jason Haaheim used to work in nanotechnology.
He has a BA in physics and an MS in electrical engineering. He did not attend a conservatory.
Now he’s just finishing his fourth season as principal timpanist at the Met.
Jason writes: The scientist in me remains awed by the high-powered international microscope that is the Met: our Live in HD simulcasts and international radio broadcasts routinely reach hundreds of thousands of people. That exposure can be…intense.
Read Jason’s first blog here.