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Category: Goals

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

0 Nicole Camacho
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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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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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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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An Unexpected Moment

0 Elaine Li
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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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Babble Rhythms when Practicing

0 Nicole Camacho
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Yoko Ono Helps with Practicing

0 Nicole Camacho
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Checking In/Update!

0 Natalie Spehar
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“Little by Little” instead of “Full Immersion”

0 Nicole Camacho
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Creating Opportunities - Fairfax Chamber Ensemble

0 Natalie Spehar
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Gratitude is Gain

0 Nicole Camacho

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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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It’s New Years!

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah freaks out a little about New Years and talks about a 2014 resolution to get back in to piano lessons.

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Give Yourself the Chance to Compose!

0 Nicole Camacho
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An update on Écouter

0 Natalie Spehar
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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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Video Blog - Productivity

0 Elaine Li
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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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Music School Audition Considerations; Prescreening (Part 1)

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Discovering MY WIN

0 Nicole Camacho
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Video Blog - Music in Many Ways

0 Elaine Li
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Back to concert season! First rehearsal - Fairfax Chamber Ensemble

0 Natalie Spehar
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Jade’s Last Polyphonic Vlog: Don’t forget your power!

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What’s up on Deck for Jade?

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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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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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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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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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Derek Jenkins Composition Updates

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  Sometimes life happens and compositional plans get changed. Here Derek gives a quick update on his composition work this past year and what he’s currently working on.

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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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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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Tell Jade Your Story, Sign up for Free Webinar, Win her free EP!

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April is Tell Your Story Month!

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Vlog# 12 Enjoying composition time again

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  Here Derek talks about being able to compose regularly again and the joy of being able to do so.

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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 #10 Application updates

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

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Vlog 10 - More Flexibilty

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I have always thought of my career as fairly concise, with most of my activities funneled through my work with So Percussion.  But I am realizing more and more, that all careers in music these days require a flexibility to do many things well and piece together lots of interesting activities to make up the

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You’re More Qualified Than You Think!

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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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The Value of Small Town Concerts

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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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Become a Content Creating Monster

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Jade Talks Career Diversification

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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 - Transitions and Rehearsal

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Jade’s Journey: Behind Playing with Fire

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Releasing this new recording has stretched me to the limits on all fronts…but that’s a good thing. Artistic identity expansion is something you should look into continually. Get to stretching!  

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Vlog #1 Intro

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Hi! I wanted to introduce myself and give a little background of what I’m up to this season with the Vega String Quartet!

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Meet Concert Pianist Jade Simmons…and her recurring themes!

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Concert Pianist Jade Simmons talks about what’s ahead and you’ll meet her recurring themes.

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Vlog #26 Silver or Bronze

0 Krista Blackwood

If you won silver, would that be enough? What about bronze?

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Vlog #25 To make a living, get a life

0 Gavin Chuck

You’re naturally focused on starting a career in music. Have a life outside music, develop secondary interests, and encounter new ideas. Work that expresses who you are comes out of the unique experiences that you cultivate for yourself, and those experiences are richest when they are wide-ranging.

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Vlog #25

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Weight loss effect on wind players.

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Vlog #24 Success

0 Krista Blackwood

What is success?

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Vlog #23

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Financial Aid Officers

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VLOG#21_Reflecting on the CD Release so far

0 Barmey Ung

http://youtu.be/dtFNj1OaPLs Here are some things that I learned about releasing my first album. After watching this video on my own, it’s really honest and critical.. which is just the type of person that I am. However, I neglected to talk about all the extremely positive things that came out of this album, besides the things

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Vlog #20 Process vs Product

0 Krista Blackwood

Does the end justify the means? Or do the means justify the end?

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Vblog#19 - My new CD!

0 Ben Thomas

My CD is done! What did it take to get this far? Find out!

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Vlog #20

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Adult students.

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Vblog#18 - Recital Thoughts

0 Ben Thomas

I draw conclusions on my graduate recital, which was April 6th!

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Vlog #18 - Expectation

0 Krista Blackwood

What are high expectations? What should they be?

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Vblog #15 - Spring Break Productivity

0 Ben Thomas

Ben needs your help to reach his goals!

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Vlog#16_Sketches for Music Video

0 Barmey Ung

Here is a sneak peak at some of our video sketches for our upcoming video for Kmang Kmang’s song “Simpliminal.” Looks like I still got to crop out some of that green screen.. Enjoy!

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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 #10 - Day in the Life

0 Ben Thomas

As suggested, here comes a day in Ben’s life!

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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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Vlog #7 Value vs. cost

0 Gavin Chuck

Always bear in mind the value of every aspect of a project or performance. While keeping the cost low is a good strategy, there are some things that should cost what you value them.

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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 #5 - Schedules

0 Ben Thomas

The rules of scheduling revealed!

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Vblog #3 - Aaron Staebell

0 Ben Thomas

A brief interview with Aaron Staebell about how to get to the point of having a CD release party, going in depth with everything involved.

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Vlog #2 Identity, brand, gimmick

0 Gavin Chuck

A fundamental question to ask when you start your career or build an organization is: who am I as a performer?

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Vblog #1 - Introduction

0 Ben Thomas

Short introduction to the world of Ben Thomas for the next year!

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Vblog# 15 Plans for Next Year

0 Katie Ernst

Where will I be next year?!

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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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Vblog #12 - New Year, New things to do

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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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Vblog #6 - A Big Announcement Regarding My Future. Oh Boy!

0 Katie Ernst

Big future plans announcement!

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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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Vblog #3 - Goals!

0 Katie Ernst

Katie’s first day of school, being held accountable by blogwatchers, and her lofty goals for the semester.

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Vblog #2 - Ambitious Ambitions

0 Katie Ernst

An ambitious account of Katie’s childhood ambitions, current ambitions, future ambitions, etc.

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