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Live from The Midwest Clinic - Day 1

by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist

Sweet Home Chicago

Greetings from the exhibit hall at the 2014 Midwest Clinic! After a full day of set up on Tuesday ( 307 more words

Music Education

George Gershwin An American in Paris

In the movie, Felinni’s Roma, an actor represents the director, newly arrived in Rome after World War II. The young man walks around Rome, his eyes wide with awe and wonder as he tries to absorb the sights, sounds, smells and physical beauty of the city and its inhabitants. 1,708 more words

Classical Music

Happy Birthday Beethoven!

I woke this morning to the unmistakeable soaring, tinkling piano melody of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ concerto. Immediately, I wanted to write about it, to somehow convey and share the beauty of the piece. 330 more words


Radio Rewrite Is ‘Everything’ and Then Some

An excerpt of my review of the Nonesuch album for I Care If You Listen; full version available with a subscription.


Scentual Sunday

Claude Debussy – Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, written in 1915.

I. Prologue (Lent)
II. Sérénade (Modérément animé)
III. Finale (animé) {Léger et nerveux} 171 more words

Scentual Sunday

Women Composers for Organ For

Just like that old car engine, the male organ can take a beating over the years. Repeatedly aggressive or forceful stroking takes a toll on the male… 312 more words

Music Making in the Newcastle Mining Townships 1870-1880

Helen English from the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Arts presented a lecture on Music Making in the Mining Townships of Newcastle (Australia), 1870-1880, at the October meeting of the Coal River Working Party. 17 more words