Hi Mr. L- Since I getting packed and ready to move to NYC in August I am thinking more and more about how to make new connections in the Big Apple (or any new city for that matter). Do you have any suggestions? I've come up with a few things thus far: -Arrange lessons with the big players to get as many new opinions as possible. -Arrange lessons/duet playing with some of the young, upcoming players and ask lots of questions about how they've done it so far. -Go to TONS of live concerts with New York Phil and all of the great orchestras that come through Carnegie Hall. Any other ideas/suggestions? BTW, I'm not just moving there on a whim...I'll be studying at MSM with Mr. Gould this fall for a MM in trumpet. Thanks for your time!