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  • What It Means to be an Artist
    Tony Woodcock - Oct 28, 2014

    Being an artist in all its multiplicities of characteristics and talents, is among the most demanding of all demands that we can make of ourselves. We have entered a universe of complexity and simplicity, discovery and delusion. It will never finish. It will never be entirely revealed.

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  • The Third Estate
    Peter Sachon - Oct 27, 2014

    If one wishes to contribute to the conversation about how to expand the audience base for American orchestras, then one must talk about what those orchestras are presenting — and right now that’s a taboo subject. The fact is that the discussion about WHAT exactly orchestras are presenting has never taken place. The arbitrary distinction

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  • Practicing in High School: Mission Impossible??
    Zachary Preucil - Oct 30, 2014

    This past August, I took advantage of a few free days to clean out and re-arrange my childhood bedroom. This proved to be somewhat of a tall order, as I am hopelessly nostalgic and quite often become sidetracked when sorting through relics of years past (“Just put it in the box, Zachary!” is a common

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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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