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What’s the Fear All About?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in All Students, Information To Know and Think About | 0 comments

What’s the Fear All About?

Junior year is basically a nightmare. It’s the beginning of the most arduous academic year in high school. In addition to coursework, students are also intensely pursuing sports, visual and performing arts, extracurricular activities, jobs, community service. Ever more important is a social life that keeps parents awake at night with their own fears of the power of peer persuasion and temptations that never existed before the attainment of a driver’s license. For many families, the presumed culmination of the high school experience, and the...

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Why an Academic Focus on Music?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in An Academic Focus on Music, Information To Know and Think About | 0 comments

Why an Academic Focus on Music?

There are now hundreds of programs throughout the U.S. and the world where musicians can study and develop their craft as they pursue an undergraduate degree. Generally, these students graduate with a Bachelor’s in Music (BM) or Fine Arts (BFA). Numerous academic opportunities exist for musicians who are interested in studying performance and other facets of the music industry including jazz, business and management, production, therapy, recording and engineering, and teaching and education. Unlike many majors, the academic focus for music...

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Personal Observations from a Professional

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Information To Know and Think About, Musicians Speak | 0 comments

Personal Observations from a Professional

“Music travels through time; often we are traveling through space…so travel works well for me as a metaphor for music. I think that’s pretty universal-when you begin a piece, you feel like you’re in one place, and when it ends, you have gone somewhere. Or perhaps, like in a few things I’ve done already, ‘Highway Rider’ included, you’ve traveled back to where you started, and maybe you’ve had some kind of gnosis: you’re where you were, but you’ve gained something. Music always expresses itself through the dialectic of a fixed identity and...

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