Miss California Icon Promotes Music Education

Cal State Northridge senior Shaniee Parker hopes to promote the importance of music education across the state after being named Miss California Icon – a new pageant which forces judges to consider factors beyond physical beauty….

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June 11, 2014 · 11:53 am

Florida Student, Chad Thomas, Receives 150 Scholarship Offers

via CBS Miami:
Chad Thomas, a senior at Booker T. Washington, is a teen with many talents. So many talents, that he has received hundreds of college scholarship offers.

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March 25, 2014 · 8:26 pm

Jazz Players’ Brains See Music as Language

When jazz musicians let their creativity flow and start to improvise melodies, they use parts of their brains typically associated with spoken language — specifically, regions that help people interpret syntax or the structure of sentences…

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March 2, 2014 · 7:23 pm

THE FAT LADY IS STILL SINGING

“Classical music in America is dead.” Those words rang out across the Internet last week; their source, a Slate article written by Mark Vanhoenacker, complete with a gravestone illustration and the hoary cliché of the singing fat lady. It was nothing we hadn’t read before, but the timing of the latest obituary was particularly strange…

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February 6, 2014 · 8:01 pm

New Study Finds Playing Violin Sheds the Calories of 2 Glasses of Wine per Hour

Posted January 1, 2014

A recent study conducted by caloriecount.com has found that on average 1 hour of violin playing burns approximately 175 calories – the equivalent of 1/2 a Snickers Bar or 2 glasses of wine.

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January 20, 2014 · 6:27 pm

The 13 worst things to happen to a classical musician

A compendium of horrible things that can only happen to classical musicians. Because sometimes, reeds break. Prepare yourself.

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December 29, 2013 · 5:33 pm

Two Million Reasons Why Marching Band Kids Are So Responsible

We have all watched a marching band at half time. We have all marveled at the quality of music and the complexity of marching, but have we ever considered how much responsibility is placed upon a marching band member?

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December 8, 2013 · 6:18 pm