07/23/2019 - 12:23pm EDT by
Jake Davidson
Making a living in music after moving to a new city is not easy. It is really hard to know what to do, the hardest thing, I haven’t gone straight into freelancing I would have not survived this time... Read More
03/07/2019 - 3:14pm EST by
Daron Aric Hagen
“You know what I like about your opera?” a stage hand at McCaw Hall said to me when I was introduced to the crew during Amelia’s first authorial walkabout there in 2010. Shaking his hand, I was... Read More
04/16/2018 - 9:33am EDT by
Andy Wasserman
The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization resonates supreme at the epicenter of George Russell's prodigious life work. This innovative band leader, influential composer, legendary... Read More
04/16/2018 - 9:12am EDT by
Andy Wasserman
MY WORK AS A MENTOR FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTSI have worked diligently throughout my 39 years as a private music teacher to craft a comprehensive program for the few outstanding students that have... Read More
03/22/2018 - 6:44am EDT by
Ghenady Meirson
Recently, I spent an afternoon with art at The Barnes Collection in Philadelphia. It is a private collection of impressionist and modern art, and mostly works by Renoir and Cézanne. It is wonderful... Read More
12/12/2017 - 5:42pm EST by
Lauren Kelly
When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on... Read More
11/27/2017 - 12:58pm EST by
Daron Aric Hagen
Lukas Foss told me once (by way of justifying his reorchestrating of parts of Beethoven’s Eroica prior to a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra rehearsal he was conducting) that, as far as he was concerned... Read More
10/17/2017 - 6:17pm EDT by
Dennis Bell
A NYC Rock-Gospel Legend by Dave FieldsIt's rare in life that one personally meets a musician who changes the world. Not to belittle all my heroes whose music inspired millions and continues to,... Read More
08/06/2017 - 1:25am EDT by
Sharon Lesley
Every student taking private lessons will eventually wonder, and ask the question, "How many days per week should I practice?" Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki, the inventor of the international... Read More
03/11/2017 - 8:12pm EST by
Dennis Bell
Reading music and playing a musical instrument is a complex activity that comprises motor and multisensory (auditory, visual, and somatosensory) integration in a unique way. Music has also a well-... Read More