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  • Winter Issue of Symphony Magazine Now Available
    Polyphonic Administrator - Feb 15, 2019
    Polyphonic Administrator

    You can read the winter issue of Symphony Magazine here.  The issue contains a number of interesting articles including the following: Hyperlinked: Emerging classical artists embrace social media Music Alive: New models for embedding contemporary composers with orchestras – and communities How Can Orchestras Become More Diverse? Five African-America orchestra professionals in a roundtable discussion

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  • Being a Black Musician
    ThatViolaKid - Dec 2, 2019
    Being a Black Musician

    Classical music is very interesting. Although it explores a vast array of different backgrounds and walks of life, that array is mostly restricted to Western Europe and a select few regions of Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, Asian, Native American, Indian, South American, and African music is vastly overlooked. When thinking about the diversity of many orchestras, or

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  • 3 Practices That Must Die
    ThatViolaKid - Nov 19, 2019
    3 Practices That Must Die

    It’s sometimes frustrating to try to imagine listening to Classical music for the first time. Most of us either grew up with it, or developed an obsession after hearing those first few notes, so the ideas of concert-going traditions are just something we do. Not something we ponder. Well, maybe we should! Why on Earth

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  • How Video Game Music Can Save Classical Music
    ThatViolaKid - Nov 2, 2019
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    It’s the thought that plagues all of our minds: “Classical Music is dying.” That is, if you care one way or another. Well, lately, I’ve been watching some of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, and they are absolute gold. I firmly believe that he and they New York Philharmonic inspired an entire generation of Classical

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