Weekly Digest of Inspired Writings: Flow, Effective Practice, Musicians’ Brains, Gil-Scott Heron
June 3, 2011
Enjoy the power of flow
Discover why our brain is better
No art? No social change. No innovation economy.
Looking to be involved with El Sistema? Here’s some advice from Jonathan Govias, Abreu fellow
Get inspired by Stanford Thompson, the drive behind the non-stop success of Tune Up Philly (El Sistema inspired program in Philadelphia)
Go to Philadelphia this weekend for the Morton Feldman Festival
Follow an interview with composer Ellen Taafe Zwillich, the first woman to receive a DMA in composition from Julliard & the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Music
Why not turn to people who are experts in the field…who have already accomplished exactly what you want to do? Advice from Jack Canfield of Success Principles
How do you define success? It may help you enjoy the long wait of an artistic career
Read about the business of teaching art
Need help memorizing? Here’s a 7 step program for getting off the ink
Check out the June/July edition of the Musician’s Way newsletter
Then ask yourself: are you indispensable?
How many hours a day should you practice?
Are you finding your own voice on your instrument?
“Ask Edna” gives some tips on bio writing
Classical Revolution Pittsburgh coming in June
The latest from MENC on music education policy in Washington
The importance of music education in schools
The ascent of the International Contemporary Ensemble
and the descent of the Louisville Orchestra
Read about the current state of orchestras from the League of American Orchestras
Please note: Weekly digests will return the week of July 17.