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Remembering violinist Camilla Wicks, pioneering female soloist who died last week at the age of 92.
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Weekend Journal - Live Musical Traditions to Fight For; Orchestra Playing; Giving Thanks
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Weekend vote: What live musical traditions will you miss the most this year -- and fight to resume once the pandemic is over? Messiah performances, orchestra concerts, choir concerts, church events....
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How to let go of your own playing and become one with the orchestra - like a bird in a great flock.
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Thinking about giving the gift of a ? Don't go super-cheap! It's better to spend a little more on a quality instrument, and here are the reasons why:
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Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a reminder to count one particular blessing that enriches our lives in so many ways: the art of music. Post from our archives.
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Mid-week Journal - Missing Live Music; Self-Care Tips for Teachers
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Congratulations to 2021 Awards nominees, including , , violist Richard O'Neill, more!
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Acknowledging the profound feelings of loss, without the experience of in-person, live music-making during this pandemic. Blog by Laurie Niles.
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Is it possible to play with no shoulder rest, and no chinrest? Once upon a time, it was the only way! Enjoy our interview with the Baroque violin master, Stanley Ritchie, expert in the "mysteries of pre-chinrest technique and style."
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Music studio teachers - use this week for some self-care! Here are some great ideas for how to make things a little easier during this difficult time, from Susanna Klein.
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America has grown into a center of a new "Golden-era" in -making. But where did that all begin? Fascinating interview with violin maker Christopher Germain, author of The American Violin.
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Wanting to explore Music by Black Composers? Check out this book of compositions for violin and piano at the Suzuki Book 1-2 level by 16 Black composers, compiled by Rachel Barton Pine, Violinist. Here's the story behind the book:
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Remembering violinist Victor Danchenko, with thoughts from Martin Beaver and other violinists around the world.
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Weekend Journal - Remembering Violinist Victor Danchenko; Angelo Xiang Yu Joins Shanghai Quartet; Faster Tempi
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Weekend vote: Are we playing things faster and faster these days, or have tempos stayed relatively the same over the last half-century? Please participate in the vote and share your thoughts!
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Announced today: Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu joins the , following the controversial departure of the group's second violinist last spring.
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Crossover Media Nov 19
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The Sphinx Organization has announced 18 semi-finalists for its 2021 Annual Sphinx Competition, which will take place virtually in January.
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Mid-week Journal - Daniel Hope in San Francisco; Sphinx Announces Semi-Finalists in Virtual Competition; Going with the Bow
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