Early on in my teaching career, I used to get visibly mad when my students didn't practice. That sometimes produced results, but down deep it just didn't sit right with me, and as I got older I learned other mechanisms that worked more effectively for me. These days, my new mantra is "how can I help?"
We are about two months into the Music in Familiar Spaces project and so far there have been moments of “what on earth are we doing?”, “wow, we’re really doing this!” and everything in between. We are spending one year traveling the country in a 1959 travel trailer bringing the classical music experience at its highest level to familiar spaces like homes, cafés, churches and meeting places, even the local brewery.
As Thanksgiving approaches and your thoughts turn towards gratitude, Music for Food invites you to transform your reflections into action! The weekend before the holiday, the Spektral Quartetwill present a rousing concert benefitting the South Loop Community Church Food Pantry.
For the purposes of reflection and inspiration, there are few places in the northeastern United States as ideal and idyllic as Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts. With miles of shoreline welcoming the Atlantic tides, under the protective gaze of the verdant Crane Estate with its Castle Hill mansion and adjacent wildlife refuge, one can feel humbled considering the countless grains of sand under one’s feet, the blades of grass on the half-mile-long manicured lawn called the Grand Allée, and the drops of water in the expansive blue ocean.
This fall, I became the father of a college student for the first time. My older daughter Hannah is a freshman at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. I have to admit I’d never heard of Goucher and didn’t know much about it, other than it was considered a good liberal arts college and it offered Hannah scholarship money. So we packed up the car and drove down to Towson, a lovely town about a half hour outside Baltimore.
One day, musicians will never go unpaid for their work. Today, this is already the reality for musicians who use Hire Notes. Hire Notes beta is a web app that helps musicians find and manage paid performances online. Our goal is to take the pain and hassle out of finding and managing paid performances so you can focus on the fun stuff: making music and growing your business.
Hub Launches Pushing Boundaries - a performance, recording, and educational initiative celebrating genre diversity in 21st century music.
The New West Symphony Harmony Project of Ventura County is a youth empowerment program that uses music instruction as a tool for social change. The program currently has 120 students enrolled from Sheridan Way Elementary School, E.P.
Following a successful 2014 tour, Sound Impact is returning to Costa Rica! Learn all about their plans in this latest video.
Boston's boundary-pushing classical chamber group Radius Ensemble has an exciting new season of commissions, concerts, and recording their first commercial album.
Learn about this remarkable El Sistema-inspired program based in Durham, North Carolina.
This piece came out of a collaboration with Chicago's bike project, The Recyclery; integrating synchronized biking and industrial recycling with dance and newly-composed music.
Witness the profound impact of this El Sistema-inspired youth orchestra in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Experience the infectious energy of this versatile trio.
Flutist and Musicovation co-founder Elizabeth Erenberg introduces her newly released album "ASCEND" with composer commentary and sneak peaks of the release concert on April 26th.
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