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….
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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?