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  • Here Comes Fall! A Week in the Life of Two ROPA Orchestra Musicians
    Ann Drinan - Aug 26, 2015
    Barbara Wiggins

    Polyphonic thought it would be interesting to take a look at the lives of “typical” members of regional orchestras, where the orchestra doesn’t pay a living wage. Obviously there is no such thing as a “typical” regional orchestra musician – we all do different things to make ends meet and earn enough to pay the

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  • HSO on the Radio!
    Ann Drinan - Aug 21, 2015

    Monday morning at 9 AM, three members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra sat before microphones and tried to explain to their community why the HSO is in such trouble. I was one of those three. And none of us were truly able to explain why we are where we are. The radio program was courtesy of

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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

    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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