Weekly Digest: IPAP’s Birthday, Gustavo and Elmo, Practice in Color, Pomodoros!

February 7, 2012

Some ideas about how to practice color

Any Promising Students?  From the Eclectic Musician, a new blog I discovered this week

Seth Godin asks:  Who is Your Customer?

And, ever seen a timid trapeze artist?

Get a Feel for Fees and see how musicians can use technology to their advantage

From Angela Beeching’s Monday Bytes….I’m using the Pomodoro technique to write this week’s Weekly Digest!

Five minute intro video–

More Pomodoro– here’s a free pdf and the Pomodoro website

Laura’s favorite Pomodoro timer

Five emerging chamber groups discuss programming, publicity, and life on the road

Music Entrepreneurship Retreat, June 3-9!

Arts Enterprise 2012 Summit:  The Creative Economy and You,  March 23-25!

Visualizing classical music as a roller coaster ride

Want To Improve Your Technical Facility? Pay Attention To Your Sound

Improv Game, Substitution (it’s fun AND easy!!)

Traits and Abilities of Creative Thinkers

Why French Parents are Superior (some ideas for parenting and teaching)

Best Practices for Grant Seekers


Gustavo Dudamel and Elmo on Sesame Street


Extended application deadline for 2012 – 2013 Fellows Program at NEC

The “Take A Stand” Symposium in LA prompted many inquiries about the Fellows Program, after the original deadline passed.  NEC has generously extended the deadline to February 17, 2012.  It’s not to late to apply for this life-changing, tuition-free, executive leadership program that advances the El Sistema movement in the U.S.  For further information, visit: necmusic.edu/abreu-fellowship.


“It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. ”  –C.W. Leadbeater

“Associate with people who are likely to improve you.”  –Seneca

“The huge spiritual world that music produces in itself, ends up overcoming material poverty. From the minute a child’s taught how to play an instrument, he’s no longer poor. He becomes a child in progress, heading for a professional level, who’ll later become a citizen.”  –Dr. José Antonio Abreu


And, lastly, IPAP celebrates ONE YEAR this month!  Happy Birthday to us!

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