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Category: Live Performance

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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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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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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GNE - “Dances”

0 Natalie Spehar
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At the Chicago Symphony

0 Elaine Li
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Video Blog - Active Engagement?

0 Elaine Li
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Current Concerti

0 Natalie Spehar
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Video Blog - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Concert

0 Elaine Li
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Gratitude is Gain

0 Nicole Camacho

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Successful Practice And Rehearsal Philosophy

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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An update on Écouter

0 Natalie Spehar
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Mistress of the (Front of) House

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah gives you a glimpse into what happens right before a concert in the front of house.

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Mountains Are Once Again Mountains

0 Brenton Alston
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Video Blog - Goodwill

0 Elaine Li
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Who I am. What I do.

0 Nicole Camacho

 

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

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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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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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Special guest Alex Lapins! We talk performance prep!

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What’s up on Deck for Jade?

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Bringing Your Reality into Your Career

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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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Playing with Community Ensembles

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  Here Derek talks about his summer experience playing with two community bands in the Eastern Iowa area.

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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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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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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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CBDNA National Conference Wrap-Up!

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I recently attended the National CBDNA conference in Greensboro, NC and share on my VLOG my experiences and the different types of music I heard.

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April is Tell Your Story Month!

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Not just Pachelbel: Wedding Ceremony Music

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Spring is the start of wedding season, which creates lots of gigs for harpists and other classical musicians. In this vlog, Meghan discusses some traditional music selections, as well as shares some of her pop music arrangements.  

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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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The week of traveling that made my friends think I’m nuts. Freelancing in LA, TX, and MA

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Think you’re busy with gigs? Meghan can relate. In this vlog she talks about having rehearsals in Baton Rouge, and auditions in Boston and Houston. All within the same week. Orchestral playing is amazing, but logistics can be exhausting.  

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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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Jade’s Detroit whirlwind

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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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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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The Value of Small Town Concerts

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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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Jade Recaps Putting on Her Own Darn concert!

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Post Concert Report!

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In this Vlog I share how my most recent concert performance went, my recent visit to the University of Miami and my plans for the rest of the semester!

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Are you challenging your audience? You should be!

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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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vlog 6- Northwestern Univ/learning music

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  i am in Northwestern for a short residency and am playing a solo on a library show while we are hear.  this vlog talks about re-learning a piece of music and how important it is to do right the first time.  

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Vlog 6 - Can You…

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When subbing in an orchestra, it is not enough to know the rhythms and the notes.

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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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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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Jade Simmons says, “Put On Your Own Darn Concert!”

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Behind the scenes at 47 Strings performances

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See footage from Meghan’s outreach project as she performs in homeless shelters and nursing homes.  

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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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47 Strings- Educational and Innovative Harp Outreach

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Have you heard about Meghan’s outreach project “47 Strings”? She’s performing one concert for each string on the harp. Find out how she’s bringing classical music into the Houston community through this concert series, and check out video from some of the performances and behind the scenes footage. You can also check out meghancaulkett.com/47Strings or

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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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The Traveling Life of a Freelance Musician

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Meghan hits the road in Vlog #3. Follow her as she goes throughout Texas and Louisiana for performances, and see firsthand what it’s like to practice in hotel rooms and drive all those hours.  

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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- in my studio

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Starting the season, this Vlog talks about getting ready for the premiere of my group’s newest project, Where (we) Live.

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Vlog #24

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Crazy Week of Concerts

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Vblog #24 - Bleckmann/Monder

0 Ben Thomas

How Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder came to play at Bernunzio’s Music.

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Vblog#22 - Road Trip

0 Ben Thomas

Noah, Matt, and I go on a road trip to see a really great concert.

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Vblog#21 - Bending and Breaking live

0 Ben Thomas

We’re back! After a long hiatus Aaron Staebell’s Bending and Breaking rises again with Noah Berman - guitar, Ethan Helm - alto, Dave Chisholm - trumpet, Ben Thomas - bass, Aaron Staebell - drums.

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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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Vblog#20 - Musical

0 Ben Thomas

Video Blog # 20 is on the 20th performance of my the new musical My Big Fat Italian Wedding with the Calamari Sisters. Check it out!

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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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VLOG#20_Artsy - Silent Performance

0 Barmey Ung

http://youtu.be/nZl-mkC5l-Q I was trying to record myself for practice and to share with you a piece that I will be performing in an audition for New Music School’s audition for their “Simuli” concert series. I’m excited about it, and it comes with a bunch of perks.. Anyway, I forgot to record the audio, but I

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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_Sample of “Piece for Brass Quintet”

0 Barmey Ung

Here is a sample of a piece I wrote for Gaudete Brass Quintet for Kmang Kmang’s CD Release Show March 31st, 2012. We had a blast, but unfortunately, we didn’t have time to do revisions with the piece. It was very difficult to say the least!

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VLOG#17_Preview

0 Barmey Ung

http://youtu.be/cFkU70rKM5g This is a song, “The Ever Evolving Etude” written by Avishai Cohen. As you can see, I’m a big fan of his music, and this is the 3rd of his songs that I’ve arranged for my band - KMANG KMANG. This is the just the solo version, me playing by myself in my apartment,

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Vlog #16 - Art Local

0 Krista Blackwood

Krista introduces Art Local to Kansas City audiences.

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Vlog #15 Footage from our last show

0 Barmey Ung

Here is some footage from our last show at Elbo Room, Chicago. The song is called GlasS - Enjoy!

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Vblog#14 - Programming a recital

0 Ben Thomas

Short talk about what I’m planning to do on my upcoming recital, April 6th at 9PM

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Vblog#13 - Ossia

0 Ben Thomas

A talk with some of the Ossia Board members about the upcoming concert that night.

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Vlog #12 Musicians are Energy Managers

0 Gavin Chuck

David Lang says composers are managers of energy, which I think also applied to performers. It’s refreshing to think about music-making in terms of energy management, because it makes us mindful that the whole experience of the concert is a performance. Musicians should therefore pay attention to how they perform every part of the concert,

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VLOG#11_Piece-for-Brass-Quintet

0 Barmey Ung

Here is a little bit of a new piece that I’m writing for Brass Quintet. It will be premiered on March 31st by Gaudete Brass Quintet at Kmang Kmang’s CD release party in Chicago at the Painted Door - 1505 W Chicago Ave. It’s gonna be EPIC!! The video cuts out at the end, but

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Vlog #11 Two sides of concert-hall etiquette

0 Gavin Chuck

The New York Philharmonic incident in which a cell phone alarm halted a Mahler performance says something about the complications of concert-hall etiquette.

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Vlog #10 Perform in a club

0 Gavin Chuck

Conventional performance spaces for classical music can be great, but they come with a lot of cultural baggage that can get in the way of developing new audiences.

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Vlog #9 The program note is dead!

0 Gavin Chuck

Program notes aren’t worth the distraction. They take away from the experience of hearing and seeing music live. Use the web instead.

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Vblog #10 - #thisrocks

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5HE performs In Transit: #thisrocks

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VLOG#9_Little Kisses

0 Barmey Ung

This is a piece that I wrote for Katrina Mena and Keith Rick. Katrina is the singer of my old band Beijinhos (“Little Kisses” in Portuguese), and they recently married. I wrote this song for them and played it at their wedding, but I think it could be developed more, perhaps with the band. Enjoy!

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Vlog #6 SONiC Festival

0 Gavin Chuck

Just back from the SONiC Festival in NYC.

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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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VLog #5 The Morning After

0 Barmey Ung

http://youtu.be/zU8KIQsd8sU In this video, I am talking about the tasks that I go through after having a show.

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Vlog #4 Back from touring Europe

0 Gavin Chuck

Alarm Will Sound just completed a tour of Poland and Italy via NYC. It’s exhausting fun!

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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 #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 #25 - Camp Meeting

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A sneak peek of church on Sundays in the summer!

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Vblog #20

0 Katie Ernst

Musicians and promotion!

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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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Vblog #12 - Quiet Night

0 Katie Ernst

For my blog regarding the current state and future of classical music, I would like to introduce you to Quiet Night. Ben Thomas’ Quiet Night is an annual concert of quiet music. Attracting a large, eclectic and young audience, it is a great example of how classical music (and all music!) can be accessible and

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Vlog #16 - Symphony

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A trip to Boston to hear the BSO play!

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Vlog #11 - No Sick Days

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Christmas Eve preparations for two church services.

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Vblog #8 - Voiceovers, Backup Vocals, and Chicago Concert Clips

0 Katie Ernst

My stint doing backup vocals, radio voiceovers, and a mini montage of a recent performance.

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Vblog#7 - I’m in Boston! Cool!

0 Katie Ernst

A quick trip to Boston for a University of Rochester event is a big success.

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