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Personal Reflections on Evaluating Students

In mid-July, 2014, I had the privilege to participate in the Examiner Training Intensive Workshops offered at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ontario. The seminars and workshops provided during this 3 day course (aptly labeled “Examiner Boot-camp”) provided an amazing array of information, insight, some examiners-only secrets, and a lot of opportunity for discussion. 507 more words

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Marvel´s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” is a hit and so is the soundtrack “Awesome Mix Vol.1″, currently at # 1 at the Billboard charts. And it is all because of that 1974 hit “Hooked on a Feeling”, originally # 1 at the singles charts in the States on April 6 that year (same day as the California Jam Concert in fact), clearly a song for all seasons. 76 more words

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You're Dead! (Flying Lotus Album)

I enjoy listening to Flying Lotus because his music is pretty strange. A lot of it is instrumental which is fun to rap to and the features are pretty big too. 62 more words


Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2014

If it is the second weekend in August then this must be Cropredy.

A tradition for many of the 20,000 revellers who descend on this tiny Oxfordshire village on the same weekend every year, Fairport Convention’s festival is a long lived and seemingly unchanging festival.   1,424 more words

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Ensemble Playing and Arranging Music: How Do We Decide What to Play?

Music is a fluid art. There are many opportunities by which we, as musicians, have the pleasure to play music in a variety of settings. We are interpreters, performers, educators, collaborators, and advocates. 187 more words

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A musical perspective on the War in Gaza

In the song ‘Trenchtown Rock’ Bob Marley said ‘When music hits you, you feel no pain’.  During the evening of 9th August 2014 I perhaps discovered the exception that proves the rule. 2,255 more words

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Kate Bush is back


It is interesting to see that Kate Bush is making waves again. She has a UK tour coming up that sold out in less than half an hour. 121 more words