One quality that has made Everett “Vic” Firth a success as both a drumstick manufacturer and former principal timpanist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra is attention to detail.
MUZIKI: Bringing Music to Orphaned Kenyans
She founded MUZIKI, Inc., a collaboration between American and Kenyan musicians to work with children who have been rescued into a group home. (Muziki means “music” in Swahili.)
Winners of the 7th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USasu International Piano Competition Announced
Last weekend the winners of the 7th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USasu International Piano Competition were announced.
The Senior Concert Orchestra of New York Is Back!
The Senior Concert Orchestra of New York is back! It’s always sad when any musical organization no longer as the funds to perform, and that’s why…
House concerts are musical performances generally held in private homes and hosted by fans, friends, or relatives of the performing musician(s). Audiences are usually 25 to 35 people, but can sometimes be as large as 60 or more, and a donation of $15 to $25 is generally requested, but not required. Oftentimes, there is a potluck dinner involved, but wine and cheese events are most common, with guests encouraged to bring a drink to share. Hosts will even sometimes put performers up for a night.
Leader(s) of the Pack
The corporate world and the rock world are not as dissimilar as one might think. Being a CEO, or even managing a staff of employees, can be a lot like leading a band. The parallels between the two are indisputable. Charting a direction, team building, hiring and firing, and communicating ideas are all equally applicable job-related concepts whether you’re the head of a company, a department, or a band. Stu Kemper of Dublin, Ohio, and Ozzy Nelson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, are both bandleaders and bosses at their companies.
Is Music Universal?
When people listen to music from other cultures, they often find it uncomfortable or less pleasant, or they may not “get it.” Most modern musicologists would say that this is because the way we make music and respond to it is learned, and therefore specific to our culture. Yet, many people, including noted composers, claim […]