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  • How to do hearing protection right
    Robert Levine - Nov 23, 2014
    Robert Levine

    There’s always talk about hearing protection, but I’ve heard of remarkably little action by orchestras on the subject. So this came as welcome news:  A program to protect Queensland Symphony Orchestra players in Australia from hearing loss is producing encouraging results, according to a new study. Sophisticated analyses of sound dynamics in concert halls led

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  • November 22, 1963
    Robert Levine - Nov 22, 2014
    November 22, 1963

    It wasn’t until I checked the date on my Macbook while writing an email that I realized that today was the 51st anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I found that a little disturbing, as the realization of the anniversary came to me without my looking it up for years and years.

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  • The Singer’s Audition Handbook
    Stephen Danyew - Nov 21, 2014

    Carnegie Hall’s Musical Exchange program has created a resourceful page of videos and other resources to help singers prepare for auditions.  Topics include choosing repertoire, degree programs, young artist programs, competitions, taking a great headshot, preparing your resume, creating a demo recording, and more.  Check it out here.

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  • Refuting the “Orchestra Job or Nothing” Mentality
    Zachary Preucil - Nov 20, 2014

    Many of you may have heard of musicschoolcentral.com–a fantastic site launched earlier this year with the intention of assisting prospective music majors in finding a school and degree program that best suits their individual interests. Its founder, Bill Zuckerman, has done a wonderful job covering the musical school scene from multiple angles, providing posts and

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  • Practicing for the Right Reasons
    Zachary Preucil - Nov 6, 2014
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    Last week, I wrote about the challenges high school students face when attempting to find practice time whilst juggling a myriad of other commitments. I concluded that making time for the instrument is certainly possible if one plans ahead and makes the most of their allotted practice hours, but there remains one key ingredient necessary

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