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  • Looking for Perfection in an Imperfect Process
    Kayleigh Miller - Oct 20, 2014

    We recognize that the use of beta-blockers by musicians is a serious and controversial topic.  Nonetheless, we feel it is better to discuss it than to pretend that it doesn’t exist.  We neither condone or condemn the use of beta-blockers, but wish to have an objective discussion about its use.  Feel free to join the

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  • Technology and the Orchestra
    Ann Drinan - Oct 16, 2014

    Symphony magazine featured an interesting article about how digital technologies are impacting orchestras. Written by Andy Doe, a media and technology consultant who writes about music at his blog, properdiscord.com, “The Digital Orchestra” takes us from 1994, when the New Zealand Symphony’s principal bassist Dale Gold put up a simple website, to our world of ever-increasing mobile

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  • Tinnitus: When There’s Humming in Your Head and It Won’t Go Away
    Ramon Ricker - Oct 8, 2014

    Here’s an interesting article from the International Musician, the monthly official journal of the American Federation of Musicians, (A.K.A. the union). We’re in a profession that subjects us to loud noises and one of the consequences is the possibility of developing Tinnitus. I happen to have it. For me there is a hissing sound, (I

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  • “Arriving” at Juilliard
    ThatViolaKid - Oct 20, 2014

    Hi everyone! My name is Drew Alexander Forde! Some of you may know me from Instagram or Twitter as @ThatViolaKid! Welcome to my first ever blog post! WHOOOO! I want to invite you guys to a glimpse of my life as a Graduate student at the Juilliard School! I hope to invite you into the

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  • How We’ve Paid for Music from 1983 to Today, in one gif
    Stephen Danyew - Oct 13, 2014

    Check out this fascinating graphic that shows the different ways we have consumed recorded music in the last 30 years.  Here is an excerpt from the description: What’s most interesting about this graphic is that it shows just how diverse music consumption is in 2013. In 1983, music consumption was a 50/50 split between vinyl

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