February 20, 2013
Many of you probably remember the previous posts that discussed the situation with Sibelius and its continued development or lack thereof. There is now an update to that story: the fired Sibelius development team has been hired by Steinberg (makers of Cubase) to develop a new software notation environment. The complete story can be found here:
Weekly Digest for the Holidays: Play Before Work, Musicians as Energy Grids, Igniting the Imagination with Music
December 13, 2011
And read up on the Scrapheap Orchestra, making instruments out of trash
Greg Sandow on BORING Orchestra Photos
Alex Ross on Copland and the Republicans
Tips for Collaborative Criticism, the latest from the Musician’s Way blog
Play Before Work May Be Key To Greatness
And ever think of yourself as an expressive Energy Grid?
Astrid Baumgardner on the five tips on positivity and developing the mindset of a music entrepreneur
Get Out, the latest from the Entrepreneurial Musicianship blog
This is cool: The App for Music in Central Park
Music and Boxing?? Eastman students are doing it
Video of the week–
One of the most eagerly awaited TEDxSydney 2011 speaker videos is this one by music educator Richard Gill, in which he argues the case for igniting the imagination through music and for making our own music. Thanks to http://wiscmusiccareer.wordpress.com for passing this on.
Quote of the week–
“[Meredith Monk]‘s mission statement had said something about how the ethnic cultures have it covered. They don’t separate music, dance, drama, theater–It’s all one. And that appeals to me so strongly, the idea of ‘How can you write a piece without considering the visual element of it, or the dramatic element of it?’–Not that it has to tell a story or have a plot or make sense, but we react to that as humans in the audience.”–cellist/composer/singer/dancer/flutist Malina Rauschenfels
Cartoon of the week–
The Weekly Digest will return the week of January 9.
Teach Occupy Wall Street is for educators to share ideas, lesson plans, resources, website, youtubes, classroom practice etc. to teach about the Occupy Wall Street movement. It is important for teachers to model civic courage to their students. One way to do that is to engage students in deep thinking about what is going on in the world around them.
Kids just don’t have enough learning time; read about the National Call for More Learning Time in the Schools
Forget notes. Rhythm should be the focus for building sight-reading skills
Performers, ever consider composing?
Body mapping and musician’s wellness articles and resources from Lea Pearson
Check out the Music Business Journal of the Berklee College of Music
Study Abroad via the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund For Musicians! Fellowships are awarded to musicians at the outset of their professional lives, for whom this would be a first extended period of study abroad
Like traditional music? Head to Boxwood in Nova Scotia with Chris Norman next summer
Artists in Minneapolis: Springboard’s free Health Screening and Vaccination Day for Artists is on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the N.I.P. Community Clinic
How to grow professional networks: Ninja networking
Edna offers advice about presenting and getting in front of audiences
Music for the Zombie Apocalypse? What Naxos is doing to sell classical music
Utica Symphony is out of money
Charles Hamm, Musicologist/Author on American Popular Music, Dies at 86
El Sistema Colorado is preparing for its launch in January and begins a search for artist faculty–
Beginning String Specialist:
October 19, 2011
Read up on the collaboration between saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau
And violinist Hilary Hahn and her new commissioning projects
El Sistema arrives in Austin, Texas
Discover how to do more with less
In a rut? Read Managing Change: Understanding the Cycle of Transitions from Astrid Baumbardner
Check out this thought-provoking post that considers teaching resourcefulness as part of music training
Follow Italian pop-opera trio Il Volo, who have taken the US by storm
And how one dance troupe is attracting younger audiences here
Learn how to toot your own horn
And check out two new ensembles to watch
Flutists interested in body awareness, consider Summerflute 2012
And make sure to watch “What Teachers Make”
Question: What do you make?
Answer: I make them wonder
October 4, 2011
NAfME’s 2012 Biennial Music Educators National Conference is March 29-31, 2012, in St. Louis, Missouri. NAfME seeks conference proposals. Proposals must be received by Friday, October 14, 2011.
The Houston Flute Club is pleased to announce that the requirements for the 2012 Byron Hester Competition have been posted to the HFC website at www.houstonfluteclub.org! No age limit.
Apply for the Surdna Foundation Arts Teachers Fellowship Program(SATF) or for a grant to travel to Scandinavia with the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF), Nov. 2 deadline.
Guide to healthcare from Springboard for the Arts
Read the latest Musician’s Way newsletter
Sports performance psychology applied to music with Dr. Noa Kageyama of the Bulletproof Musician
Check out Oberlin’s innovative Creativity and Leadership Project here
And read how Scottish students are protesting fees at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland here
The El Sistema inspired Atlanta Music Project is expanding its social change mission into historic East Atlanta neighborhood
And make some music at Wall Street