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Category: Creativity

Consistency. (THANK YOU POLYPHONIC.ORG)

0 Nicole Camacho

This is my last stop on my first ever vlog journey and so big thanks to polyphonic.org for getting me started! THANK YOU SO MUCH

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Highest Artistic Honor= Serving Communities

0 Nicole Camacho

Link to website of my community concert organization discussed in video:  www.MusicUnboxed.org  

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Engaging Hobbies to Get Away from Work

0 Nicole Camacho

I meant to say something like “church work” or “church volunteering” :0) as one of my hobbies.  It may sound like i said “work” separate.  haha.  I guess you can say I am still working on pulling myself away from thinking about work, because it sounds like its on my list some how.  too funny!

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Tasting Notes

0 Natalie Spehar

Wine pairings: F. Fiorillo Duet in C Major, Op. 31, No. 1 Mvmt 1 Broglia “La Meirana” Gavi di Gavi, 2013, Piedmont, Italy Ravel Sonate for violin & cello I. Allegro Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rosé, 2012, Cotes de Provence, France II. Trés vif Torremilanos “Los Cantos”, 2010, Ribera del Duero, Spain III. Lent Masciarelli “Marina

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Keep Journal of Success Stories

0 Nicole Camacho
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Who’s in Charge Here?

0 Nicole Camacho

I have been working on a way to say what I have said in this video for a few months now, in that it is touchy for me.  When I get involved with projects, I dive in, jump in, am all in, and so I really got the full picture and had to work on

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AYAP - Summer String Institute

0 Natalie Spehar
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Take Your Opportunity to Create

0 Nicole Camacho
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We are ALL Needed

0 Nicole Camacho

Peacefulness, Beauty, Goodness, Gentleness, Courage, and so on are all things the world will always want more of and so PLAY ON MY FELLOW ARTISTS, POETS, MUSICIANS :0)

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GNE - “Dances”

0 Natalie Spehar
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Playing Catch w/ Students in Flute Lessons

0 Nicole Camacho
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Tap into Twitter

0 Natalie Spehar
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Babble Rhythms when Practicing

0 Nicole Camacho
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Yoko Ono Helps with Practicing

0 Nicole Camacho
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“Little by Little” instead of “Full Immersion”

0 Nicole Camacho
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Current Concerti

0 Natalie Spehar
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Your 1st Website

0 Nicole Camacho
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The Show Must Go On!

0 Sarah Marczynski

Even a 2 inch snowstorm in the sweet, sunny South can’t keep the CSO down! Lessons in innovation, flexibility, and staying warm involved.

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Give Yourself the Chance to Compose!

0 Nicole Camacho
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Take Your Bike

0 Nicole Camacho

*In the middle of this I start using the word “create” by itself, and what I mean is jumping into the unknown/ adventure/ the road less traveled/ start from scratch/ discover/ explore in a new way.  Personally, “Taking my bike” has meant going from “performer” and taking on the additional role of “producer”.  This also

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Écouter Ensemble — Merge Left (Nikola Ragusa & Amelie Broder, flutes — Natalie Spehar, cello)

0 Natalie Spehar
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At the table with Deluge Grander

0 Natalie Spehar
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Who I am. What I do.

0 Nicole Camacho

 

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A packed symphony concert?!?

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  Here Derek talks about a local symphony concert he recently attended in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Wind Ensemble Piece Updates

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  Here Derek talks about his progress on his new wind ensemble piece, “We Seven”.

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The Practicality of a Little Notebook

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How wonderful are little notebooks? I think they are so very important and in this VLOG I tell you why!

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Changing the Idea of a Concert

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  What can we do to change the typical concert setting? Here Derek gives a couple possible ideas.

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The Pros of Chamber Music

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In this VLOG for Polyphonic.org, I discuss the many pros of chamber music and share my experiences last weekend at a chamber music retreat on campus.

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Derek Jenkins - My Choir Piece

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  Here Derek talks about the choir piece he is currently working on.

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What to do over summer break?!

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What to do over summer break?! While relaxing is great, I am not a “sit still” kind of person. So, in this VLOG I discuss what I have been up to!

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Pre- Opera Vlog!

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A quick VLOG before I head out for the Atlanta Opera’s La Traviata.

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Conversations with Casals

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In this Vlog, I share inspirational words from the famous cellist and musician, Pablo Casals.

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47 Strings- Programming for 4-year olds

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  47 Strings was recently awarded the Richter Fund for Musical Outreach from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. This grant will fund six performances at Houston Homeless Shelters this Spring. See how Meghan programs a concert for homeless preschoolers, as well as rehearsal time with bassist David Connor.

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vlog 7

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i’ve been thinking for a while on how i definite success for myself and why i define it that way.  for the next 3 vlogs, i will take 3 projects that i was involved involved in this year with So Percussion and talk about them and why they were a success.  this first is a

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Vlog #5 Outside of the Academic Viewpoint

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  Here Derek talks about his struggles with looking at music purely from an academic viewpoint.

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Vlog5- Flexibility

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The past week, So had to make it to a show in Texas with Hurricane Sandy hitting NYC and then in Austin, we playing on a moving train in a Pop-Up concert for TX Perf Arts.  Flexibility is on the mind.  After your 10,000 hours of practice, flexibility is one of the things that will

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vlog 4 - Residency at KU

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I was recently in Lawrence KS for a residency and concert at KU.  This vlog details the residency activities and talks about a piece I taught the percussion students there to play with us on the show .

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Vlog #4 The problems with the typical concert settings

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  Here Derek discusses a couple problems he sees with common performance and programing practices.

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Vlog #3- from Minneapolis MN and Helena MT

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  After the premiere of So’s Where (we) Live with some footage of the stage and set up from the Walker Center and then on to Helena MT.

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Vlog #2 Process and Inspiration

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  Here I try to answer the two most common questions I get as a composer: 1) Where do you find your inspiration? and 2) What is your process?

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Vlog #26 The three things you need to start your career i

0 Gavin Chuck

No one can predict what your career will be. But if you approach it as a creative work - just as you would if it were a piece of music - you’ll make something that works for you and is innovative. My final piece of advice: aim for a situation in which every day not

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Vblog #26 - fresh inc final performances!

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fresh inc closes with 2 great performances!

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Vlog #19 What made a 6-hour event work

0 Gavin Chuck

Ensemble Dal Niente put on “The Party” curated by Marino Formenti in Chicago. It was in an open space in the middle of the city and lasted 6 hours. And it worked - for reasons that were unexpected.

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Vblog #14 - Happy Valentine’s Day! #wink

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5HE creates a modern-day digital love story with In Transit: #wink

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Vblog#11 - Sam Mehr

0 Ben Thomas

Find out what Sam Mehr’s up to on this episode of Blogging with Ben!

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Vblog #9 - Ready for our Closeup!

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Director Bob Quinlan joins 5HE for some acting workshops. It gets weird, folks!

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Vblog #6 - Inspiration

0 Ben Thomas

My thoughts on Inspiration.

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Vlog #5 I love new music, even the new music I don’t like

0 Gavin Chuck

As symphony orchestras retool, old music should be balanced with new music.

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Vblog #2 - Creativity with Ted Taforo

0 Ben Thomas

A brief interview with friend Ted Taforo, an expert on creativity.

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Vlog #20 - Skills

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In this video, I share a few of the skills (musical and non-musical) I’ve found valuable in my career.

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Vlog #8 - Children’s Choir

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Here’s a look at our children’s choir theme for this year including a tie-in with Thanksgiving.

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Vlog #6 - Grant-Writing, Chamber Music

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Here’s a quick update on our grant proposal and a few details on our new chamber music workshop!

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