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Student Portals

The O’Connor Music Studio features fully functional parent/student portals. These are a great way to share information with you, save time, and add value to your lessons. 76 more words

Students

No hackneyed tunes

One of Cranky’s stipulations is to try to play songs that no one is familiar with. The archivist in him gets pleasure from reviving the old hidden treasures. 136 more words

Bechet

A Couple, On Stage and Off

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern

You may now take the stage as Husband and Wife!

On July 5th, 2014, in Fredericksburg, Texas, Houston Ballet demi soloist… 911 more words

Houston Ballet

Self-Publishing My Christmas Song: Part 4

Packaging the song

(This post follows on from the previous post Self-Publishing My Christmas Song: Part 3)

Having written and recorded a demo of the song, it was time to start preparing for the big launch. 328 more words

Choir

COMPETITION AND GRADING OF SINGING

This is a potentially fraught topic, but an essential one because competition is currently such a popular option for aspiring singers to gain exposure. I’ll mention a few things that my students and I consider, and hopefully they’ll inspire your thoughts. 479 more words

Upcoming Recital: Music for Horns and Organ

On Tuesday, October 7th, I’ll be performing my annual faculty recital. The venue for this performance will be First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, Louisiana, which has a wonderful pipe organ in the sanctuary. 1,100 more words

Area Horn News

What's the Difference?

Have you wondered why I decided to call my blog “2nd Violins Rock!”? The answer is simple. I love playing 2nd violin. I’ve learned over the years, however, that there are many people (violinists included) who believe that playing 2nd violin parts rather than 1st violin parts is indicative of less.   1,152 more words

Violin