Playing music in a youth orchestra offers a host of opportunities, from performing to meeting peers who are equally as passionate about music, to preparing for auditions.
Many graduates of music conservatories find that instrumental or voice training alone is not sufficient career preparation for 21st-century musicians.
Tweeting at concerts is common in other genres, but classical concerts have been relatively recent to the party.
How did two high school students from Colorado just set themselves up to have their music heard by 700,000 listeners in a single day? These two 17-year-old juniors were both chosen to perform with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” weekly classical music program.
A recent article in Boston Magazine revealed a powerful, ongoing, and long-overdue conversation about what classical musicians face when they audition for a renowned orchestra.
Classical music performance majors have inherited an enormous challenge: how to revitalize classical music to protect its legacy and insure its longevity.
A musician’s ability to connect with his or her audience has everything to do with how well the performance is received and how likely it is that the audience will come back for more.