From the Edge – Notes from Rehearsal

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So! We’re done with the serious (for now) and now we’re doing something fun. The day after a rigorous concert weekend we jumped right into our repertoire for Christmas Pops. With three weeks until the next concert, there’s a pro and a con to this. Sure, we’re all are familiar with most of the holiday…
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Sleater-Kinney is Back

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[ photo via Facebook ] Sleater-Kinney is one of bands that I became a fan of in the late 90’s when I was in my GIRL POWER! phase. Obviously the Spice Girls may have been the jumping off point of the whole thing, but then I realized girls can also kick ass with instruments which…
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Gifts for the Musician in your life

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Here’s a handy list of gifts you could get for your family member or friend who’s a musician. If none of these seem good enough, you can get these for me you can’t beat a gift card to their favorite music store. 1.) Mechanical Music Box Set, $22, Uncommon Goods 2.) Really Big Pianist, $22,…
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Seen and Heard

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Here are a few things that I found interesting while browsing around: – The Yaybahar, an acoustic instrument I’ve never seen before. – Art Project by the Google Cultural Institute features high quality images of all the artwork featured in many musuems around the world. This is marvelous! – The Positive Emotional Impact of Sad…
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From the Edge – Notes from Rehearsal

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I’m really excited, you guys. I know I just started this series a couple weeks ago but I’m already less than a week from my first performance with the Chorus of Westerly this season!! Monday night’s rehearsal was held on the risers with our new riser assignments (one brilliant individual named Pam has been assigning…
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ScaleNet, a Music Theory app

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I’m really excited to tell you guys about an app that a couple of my college professors developed. It makes me wish I had access to this when I took Music Theory classes. ScaleNet is a “mobile Music Theory learning environment” for the young–or beginner musician. It was developed by two college professors who employed…
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From the Edge – Notes from Rehearsal

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There are a few things that I look forward to at the beginning of the new performance season. One is the first rehearsal at the beginning of September. I love it because we go insane and sight read the new piece from beginning to end, rarely stopping to correct errors. Our director does it to…
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The Arboretum

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I feel like I am pushing my limit by posting these photos of the Arboretum at Connecticut College at the end of October. Better late than never! While I am embracing sweater weather I’m remembering when the summer had those perfectly warm days. One of those days happened on a day I was working at…
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A Playlist for your Pleasure

I don’t know about you, but I prefer to have a lot of my day set to a soundtrack or at the very least a group of bands & songs to get obsessed with over a period of time until I start to crave something new. Here’s what I’ve been liking lately: Fall 2014 by…
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