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Category: Students

A Note to Me: D.C.

0 Margaret Miller

What I Would Tell My Younger Self… As a university professor, I often tell my studio stories from my student days in order to make a point about something, usually practicing!  I have been thinking about this topic quite a bit this summer, as the new performing/academic year is fast approaching.  This is certainly not

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Ranking Music Schools: What’s Wrong with This Picture?

0 Barbra Weidlein

This is the second post in our August Guest Blog Series!  Barbra Weidlein is co-founder and director of MajoringInMusic.com, a website for prospective music and current music majors, parents, and music educators. A little over a month ago, an article popped up on USA Today College Online, about a new ranking of the “top 10″

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Leadership, solitude and musicians

0 Robert Levine

I’ve been trying to figure out if this article, written as a speech to West Point cadets by William Deresiewicz, a noted American writer and former academic, might have some insights for us. This is a very long quote from the article: What can solitude have to do with leadership? Solitude means being alone, and

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The Baltimore Ravens Support the BSO’s OrchKids Program

0 Ann Drinan

The Baltimore Ravens have announced that not only will the Baltimore Symphony and their OrchKids Bucket Band perform at the Ravens’ Thanksgiving-night half-time show at their game with the Pittsburgh Steelers, they have pledged to give $15,000 to the OrchKids program. Seeing such support from a football team for a symphony orchestra gives me hope.

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Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids 2013 Spring Bash!

0 Ann Drinan

I traveled down to Baltimore last week to spend some time with the Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids program and experience their final concert for this academic year — their Spring Bash. I first observed the OrchKids program, the BSO’s after-school intensive El Sistema program, in 2010 when they were in their second year at the Lockerman-Bundy

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Friday April 19, 2013

0 Tony Woodcock

This terrible week will stay in our memories. It is with us now. Unresolved. A scream like the mighty dissonance of that Mahlerian scream in his 10th Symphony. But we will conquer its summit and plumb its depths.

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Teaching, Learning, Experience (III)

0 Tony Woodcock

Concert programmers, teaching artists , armies of program annotators, and museums with their rental headsets believe that audiences today lack experience and confidence in approaching an art work.

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3:30 a.m.

0 Tony Woodcock

My top priority — of course — is to protect the young people who study here, our faculty and staff, and all the many thousands of concert visitors we have every year. But this mandate necessitates negotiating a way through a challenging Scylla and Charybdis of choices.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Partners with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra

0 Ann Drinan

I received an email on Friday from the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as GBYSO) announcing a partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Saturday, September 22, was opening night at the BSO, and their Chairman, Ted Kelly, formally announced the partnership during the gala season opening night dinner. And BYSO cellists joined BSO cellists,

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Dress for Success

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The Baltimore Symphony under Marin Alsop has really been trying to change things up in the orchestra world.  A couple of years ago I wrote about plans for an orchestra  fantasy camp, (my words) for adults, and how the amateur musicians would be working with the pros of the orchestra. Apparently it has been a

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A New Year – A New Vlog

0 Stephen Danyew

If you had a chance to follow our team of On Campus video bloggers (vloggers for short) this past year, you know how interesting their stories have been.  12 young musicians throughout the country recorded a short video entry every two weeks for an entire year, chronicling their life and career as a young musician. 

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Special Forces Commando Unit

0 Tony Woodcock

[This is the first in a series of posts in which I will talk about the current, troubled, state of professional musicmaking and offer some glimpses of possible solutions for the future.] The other night I attended one of the … Continue reading

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