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“Sometimes my mind goes out on a limb. And with the wind blowing the branch, thoughts ramble in and out of my brain like the leaves blown from the tree. Some are so quickly passing that it seems another hurricane blew by...” A personally written account of Mary Patricia Cavell Bulber’s experiences, from her birth in New Orleans in 1930, attending school during tumultuous war times, and her legacy as a part of the early faculty of McNeese State University and the Music Department. Patricia Bulber and her family have shaped the very culture of music at McNeese and in the wider Lake Charles area. This is an autobiographical telling of that history, and with it a telling of her life.

From East to West: My Journey

  • Mary Patricia Cavell Bulber is a distinguished professional in the field of music. She is a trained pianist and flautist, and served as a music instructor for over 50 years. She taught as a Professor of Music at McNeese State University for forty-eight years, and retired in 2003. She was honored by McNeese State University with the title of Professor Emeritus in recognition of her performance and dedication to the Music Department of McNeese. Mrs. Bulber and her family have been highly influential for the culture of music in Lake Charles, Louisiana and the wider area of Southwest Louisiana.

  • ISBN:978-1-952005-43-5
    8.5 x 11 Hardcover
    125 Pages
    Published: June 1, 2021
    Features: Illustrated, Photography

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