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  • The HSO: The Conversation Continues
    Steve Metcalf - Jul 30, 2015
    HSO Cellists

    In a previous post (“Saving the Hartford Symphony,” July 9), I offered a few observations about the situation at the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Briefly, the situation is that the management, which is now essentially the Bushnell under an agreement struck 16 months ago, is proposing significant reductions in the number of services offered to many

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  • Grand Rapids Symphony’s Music for Health Program
    Ann Drinan - Jul 28, 2015
    Grand Rapids Symphony’s Music for Health Program

    Nathan Kahn  of the AFM’s Symphony Services Division has been telling me about the wonderful music wellness program designed by Grand Rapids violinist Diane McElfish Helle, and I plan to find out more and write an article about their work. Today I noticed that Paul Austin, former ROPA Vice President and Grand Rapids hornist, had

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  • Baltimore’s Adult Camp
    Ann Drinan - Jul 24, 2015
    Baltimore Symphony musicians, and amateur musicians, perform at Meyerhoff Hall.

    NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon had an interesting piece this past weekend about the Baltimore Symphony’s Academy Week, which was held June 21 to 27th. Amateur musicians spend a week rehearsing with BSO players, and attending sectionals and private lessons. The week culminates in a public performance of the participants and BSO musicians

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  • How to Get Over Performance Anxiety
    ThatViolaKid - Jul 21, 2015
    drew forde

    Do YOU battle with Performance Anxiety? Do YOU wish you could perform better under pressure??? Well, I might be able to help you out! Truth is, the secret IS mind over matter! Check out the video to see what I mean!

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  • Is Classical Music Dying??
    ThatViolaKid - Jun 4, 2015
    Is Classical Music Dying??

    Hey guys! TVK here! Have you ever been asked if Classical Music is dying? I certainly have; the question ranks a close second to “What the heck is a viola??” Well, IS Classical Music dying? In my humble opinion, I don’t think it is. I think that the decline in interest with mainstream culture is

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  • Updates from the Real World: Lessons Learned from Year One
    Zachary Preucil - May 28, 2015
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    Well, folks, I’ve done it! As of Monday, May 18th, I’ve survived one whole year in the “real world.” It’s been a whirlwind twelve months, filled with new opportunities, experiences, and perspectives, and so in light of this anniversary, I’d like to take the opportunity to share some of the many insights I’ve gained along

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