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Category: Education

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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Back to school week

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah gets up early to visit Hamilton County teacher in-services and reflects on the important work that teachers do during this back to school week.

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Giving Details vs. “Shouldn’t They Know That”

0 Nicole Camacho
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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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Take Your Opportunity to Create

0 Nicole Camacho
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Piano Patience

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah takes up her New Year’s Resolution of getting back into piano lessons and shares lessons learned so far - patience being top of the list!

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An Unexpected Moment

0 Elaine Li
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Playing Catch w/ Students in Flute Lessons

0 Nicole Camacho
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Curious Vlog

0 Brenton Alston
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Pondering My Focus

0 Nicole Camacho

We have the opportunity to make a living doing many things and I am basically turning from “jack of all trades” mentality to focusing on what it is I love to do.  I am finally understanding that the work I put in is the work I will get out and so breaking out of this

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Concept Concerts

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah talks a new way of approaching in-school ensemble shows through concept integration. The article on the New Bedford Symphony’s program is available here.  

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Babble Rhythms when Practicing

0 Nicole Camacho
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AYAP Kick Off!

0 Natalie Spehar
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Video Blog - Active Engagement?

0 Elaine Li
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Yoko Ono Helps with Practicing

0 Nicole Camacho
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Gratitude is Gain

0 Nicole Camacho

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Video Blog - Educating Each Other

0 Elaine Li
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Your 1st Website

0 Nicole Camacho
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Successful Practice And Rehearsal Philosophy

0 Nicole Camacho
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Belle of the Bells: Part 2

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah talks handbells again, learning the differences between B naturals and B flats, and is reminded of some things along the way.

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Give Yourself the Chance to Compose!

0 Nicole Camacho
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To the Admin degree!

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah talks briefly about different Masters degrees she considered including Masters of Public Administration, Masters of Business Administration, and Masters of Arts Administration hoping to shed some light on admin degrees!

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We are business owners!!!!

0 Nicole Camacho

While I have come a long way in terms of my financial knowledge in the past few years, I wanted to make sure to convey my sincere reaction during the process of getting from point A to point B; getting from “i am a musician and that’s it” to “i am a musician and therefore

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Belle of the Bells

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah gives you the highs and lows about a singer and administrator who becomes a handbell-er.

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Music School Audition Considerations; Prescreening (Part 1)

0 nickfinzer
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Discovering MY WIN

0 Nicole Camacho
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Vlog #2 - Rehearsals and Eggs

0 Brenton Alston
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Who I am. What I do.

0 Nicole Camacho

 

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1st Vlog of the Year - Brenton Alston

0 Brenton Alston
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Harp Year in Review

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Meghan reflects back on her year, from graduating from Rice University, performing with the Houston Symphony, driving across the country, and performing over 27 “47 Strings” outreach concerts. It was a fantastic year for freelancing with lots of great memories. Can’t wait to see what the next year holds! www.meghancaulkett.com facebook.com/47strings  

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Music Outreach with Young Audiences

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Meghan discusses her work with Young Audiences, a national organization that helps bring arts education to children. Her outreach concert series, 47 Strings, is a performer with Young Audiences of Houston. Learn more at www.fortysevenstrings.com and like it on facebook at facebook.com/47strings!  

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Student and Teacher Preparation for Back to School!

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In this video blog, I discuss how both students AND teachers must prepare for the first day of classes.

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What Music Schools are Looking For

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In this VLOG, I discuss what music schools are typically looking for in music majors.

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Doctoral Program Updates

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  Here Derek talks about taking his entrance exams for doctoral studies and his excitement about being back in school.

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Music from a High School student’s perspective

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In this Vlog I interview two high school students about why music is important in their life.

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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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Choose the Right School for You

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In this vlog, Meghan discusses factors to consider when choosing a music program, such as practice rooms, location, and taking a lesson before you audition.  

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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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Sharing music with the Youth of Georgia!

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I travelled to Woodstock, Georgia, and visited a second grade class (my Mom’s!) at Bascomb Elementary where I shared my love of music!

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Derek Jenkins Application Updates Part 2

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  Big updates for next year! Derek discusses his plans for the next school year.

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Expectations

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For this VLOG I discuss expectations - my own expectations, those of my students, their parents, and administration at the University level.

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Jade set to inspire, inform and entertain in Orlando!

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Student Support as a Professor

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In this VLOG I discuss how important it is to support your students outside of the classroom or rehearsal space in which you usually see them.

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47 Strings, interactive and educational harp recitals in the community

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It’s the halfway point for 47 Strings! Learn how Meghan has been bringing harp music to homeless shelters after receiving the Richter Fund for Music Outreach from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. 47 Strings is a unique and unprecedented harp concert series. For each of the 47 strings, Houston harpist Meghan Caulkett

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Tornado and rehearsal!

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It’s never a dull moment ~ a tornado interrupted my rehearsal. Everyone is safe! Also, discussion of the CBDNA national convention coming up this week in Greensboro, NC.

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Quintet, Ballet, Rehearsal Plans, and “Yes” Mode!

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It’s Spring Break For Professors Too!

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In this Vlog, I share what I am doing for my spring break…. Professors have spring break too!!

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Jade’s new Sphinx Award + The Key to Getting Recognition

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Vlog 13 - School Residencies

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Visiting and performing in schools as a trombonist, some ideas that work, further questions…

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Vlog #10 Application updates

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  Here Derek talks about recent developments in his doctoral and Fulbright applications.

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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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Arts for Social Change, Boston University Panel, vlog #11

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Meghan talks about her experience and the questions that were asked at Boston University’s “Arts for Social Change” event. 47 Strings was one of the six organizations founded by former alumni that was discussed. The panel was open to current students in visual arts, theater, and music.  

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Picking Ensemble Literature

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In this week’s VLOG I discuss strategies for picking literature for your ensemble and planning for a concert.

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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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Music Conference Tips and How-Tos!

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Tips on how to plan for a music conference and what to expect!

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What do I do when I’m not practicing? Vlog #9

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  Lots of time is spent in the practice room. But not all of it is practicing or recording. Things like teaching, driving, organizing music, and instrument repairs are all necessary parts of being a freelance musician.

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New Semester, New Beginnings!

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New semesters bring new beginnings! I am excited to get this semester started and talk about what I have planned this semester.

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End of Semester Vlog!

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It’s the end of the semester ~ that means stressed out students and stressed out teachers! Grading, juries and commencement!

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47 Strings Outreach Performance at the Monarch School and Spring concert planning, Vlog #7

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  Find out about the latest 47 Strings performance at the Monarch School, a school for neurologically different children in Houston. Also learn what Meghan is planning for upcoming concerts!

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It’s Concert Week!

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It’s Concert Week! Lots going on and I discuss why I chose the literature that I did.

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Vlog #4 - Interpretation

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In this vlog, I read a poem from “What to Listen for in the World” about Interpretation and briefly discuss.

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Jade Talks Career Diversification

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Vlog #3 - It’s ok to ask for help!

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When in need, ask for help! Colleagues and students are there to help you get through.

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vlog #3: It’s a Montage

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A smattering of pictures relating to recent Vega Quartet events set to our demo CD recording of Haydn’s Op. 33 No. 1. We anticipate our demo to drop later this month. Hope you enjoy! Photo Credits: Nate Dorn, Dorn Brothers Photography, and me. Visit www.vegaquartet.com for more information!

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vlog #2 - Carlos Museum

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Mini-Tour of the Michael C. Carlos Museum. http://www.carlos.emory.edu/

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Vlog #2 - Transitions and Rehearsal

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Lauren Denney Wright - Goodmorning! Vlog #1

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Vlog #23

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Financial Aid Officers

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Vblog #23 - Arpeggios

0 Ben Thomas

GMajor and Minor arpeggios.

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Vlog #20

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Adult students.

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Vlog #18 Meet Jessica Sherer

0 Chris Thibdeau
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Vblog #16 - Legato

0 Ben Thomas

How to play with a legato bow!

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Vlog #14 The Cambodian Association of Illinois

0 Barmey Ung

Here is me at the Cambodian Association of Illinois and Cambodian Memorial Museum where they have all sorts of programs including a Sunday morning Cambodian Music jam, and Cambodian language classes. I couldn’t show you the whole museum because I couldn’t figure out how to get the lights on, but you should check it out

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Vblog #11

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Melissa shares a new video highlighting 5HE’s curriculum-integrated educational programs.

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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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Vlog #8 Your ideas about entrepreneurship

0 Gavin Chuck

I’ve been asked to design a curriculum for arts entrepreneurship. What kinds of career-building skills would you like to learn or wish you had? Give me your input in the comments section.

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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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Vlog #8

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Academia and discourse.

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Vblog #8 - Banff/Sim Part 1

0 Ben Thomas

Brief synopsis of the jazz and creative music program at Banff/SIM pt. 1

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Vblog #5 - Schedules

0 Ben Thomas

The rules of scheduling revealed!

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Vlog #3 To GradSchool or not to Grad School

0 Barmey Ung

http://youtu.be/o0dNYQOryOI This video goes into things you should think about before going into grad school, and goes into the choices that I made for why I decided not to go to grad school.

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Vlog #26 - Looking Back

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Looking back on my first year out of grad school and my plans for the future.

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Vlog #24 - Summer Planning

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Lesson planning, a recap of the Westminster Chamber Music Workshop, anthem planning, and Christmas music!

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Vlog #23 - Westminster Chamber Music Workshop

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An introductory video for our new chamber music workshop!

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Vlog #22 - Advocacy

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The power of advocacy.

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Vlog #21 - Upcoming Events!

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Our first studio recital, an update on our chamber music workshop, juries at the college, course assessments, and a choir concert at church.

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Vlog #19 - Lecture Recital

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A clip from a recent lecture recital I gave with my collaborative partner, Steve Danyew.

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Vlog #15 - Classical Music Stereotypes

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A discussion of some of the stereotypes that often surround classical music.

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Vlog #14 - Welcome to My Office!

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Coming to you from my office at the college, a brief update on grants for our new chamber music workshop!

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Vlog #13 - Time Management & Organization

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Lots of exciting projects going on here - running a private studio, getting grants, and building a chamber music workshop!

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Vlog #12 - New Year’s Resolution #1 - Assessment

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Happy New Year!  Here are a few of my teaching goals for the year.

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Vlog #9 - Thanksgiving Week

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Thanksgiving Week Update: a special combined church service, technology in the Class Piano classroom, and a new website for our chamber music workshop.

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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 #7 - Adjunct Teaching, Children’s Choir, Grants

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This is an update on children’s choir, our grant proposals, and adjunct teaching.

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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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Vlog #5 - Time Management

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Here’s a quick update on what I’m doing this fall - two piano studios, church choirs, and two college classes.  Good time management is a must!

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Vlog #4 - Grant-Writing, Goals, Teaching

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This is a quick update on my first weeks of college teaching, my piano studio, the start of the church choir year, and a few professional goals (recording, grant-writing, etc).

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Vlog #3 - Music Education, Journal Submissions

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This update is all about preparing for my first semester of college teaching (and how I got the job!) and the beginning of the submission process for scholarly journals.

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Vlog #2 - Church Music, College Adjunct

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Here’s a quick update on my work at the church as Director of Music and my new position at Fitchburg State University as an adjunct professor.

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Vlog #1 - Introduction

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Hello there!  I’m Ashley Garofalo - church musician, adjunct professor, and piano teacher.  I just finished my M.M. degree and moved to a small town in North/Central MA.  Get to know me and follow along with my adventures this year!  Thanks for watching!

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