Weekly Digest–June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

On May 24, 2012 Shiri Sivan, principal flutist of the Bremer Philharmoniker (Bremen Philharmonic) gave a masterclass for Helen Bledsoe’s flute studio at the conservatory in Bremen. Read up on Sivan’s tips on mental preparation and technique, surely of interest to all musicians.

Shiri Sivan Masterclass

The Savvy Musician’s latest post offers alternative models to traditional ones in arts higher education and is well worth the read.

Re-Imagining Arts Higher Education

Follow some latest discussions or posts about the state of classical music:

Cheers and Claps at Classical Performances

A Roman Candle

Building a Young Audience

The Great Change

Doing It

The idea of cultivating good habits or dumping bad ones and having control of it all is a buzz topic thanks to Charles Duhigg’s recent book, The Power of Habit. Here are some recent posts of interest on the subject of habits, some related to music, others more general:

Getting Kids to Practice Music Without Tears or Tantrums

Want to Improve Your Playing? Stop Trying

An Important Thing To Keep in Mind When Changing Your Habits

The Mind Reviews The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

How You Can Harness the Power of Habit

The Tiny Guide to Creating the Flossing Habit

Three Little Habits to Find Focus

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