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Category: Programming

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Catie Hickey - Vlog #3

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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 #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#18 - Recital Thoughts

0 Ben Thomas

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

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Vlog #15 - Programming

0 Krista Blackwood

Krista discusses philosophies of effective programming.

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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 #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 #10 - #thisrocks

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5HE performs In Transit: #thisrocks

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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 #15 - Classical Music Stereotypes

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

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