To the entire Universe of Dr. Tull's loving family and supportive students, I was only a student of Dr. Tull's for one short academic year (73-74) but the impact he and Mr. Prussia (sp?) made on the trajectory of my life and musical career is profound. Not only did they guide me through a great season of marching and jazz band on my second interest - saxophone, but held my hand from the beginning to end as I made my first taped solo flute recording in the music theory room with what I recall looking like an Elvis microphone to submit with a flute application to interlochen, Michigan's National Music Camp. He was Always supportive, funny, generous with feedback, focused, patient and an excellent musician. I am sure I tried to stop by and visit after I left that summer, but sadly those memories have dimmed. :-( What is remarkable is that I crossed paths for the first time with Barry Crawford, another younger CI flutist, on or about the exact date of Dr. tull's death. Thanks to kathy Bracken and facebook, we realized our CI connection and spent hours fondly remembering Dr. tull's kindnesses, leadership and talent. I send my condolences to the entire Tull family. Dr. Tull made a difference to the people blessed to know him.