Brenda Scott Music Lesson News

Amazing!  And to think we got in trouble for holding our cellos this way in school …


Wonderful video by Prof. Vanscheeuwijck at the University of Oregon

UO Today #432 — Marc Vanscheeuwijck (by UOregon)

Natural Music All Around Us! Try this bird call quiz. :o)

Not the cello as I grew up with it … but this just shows there is something for everyone in the world of string instruments.  Get your skills up and you could be in an orchestra … or a band like this!

(Source: newtab)

Thank you, High Strung, for the wonderful teacher’s luncheon.
Violinist Aaron Dworkin Sworn to National Council on the Arts
"The U.S. Senate has confirmed African American violinist Aaron Dworkin to serve on the National Council on the Arts on Tuesday.
Dworkin, President Obama’s first nominee to the National Council on  the Arts and a 2005 MacArthur Fellow, is the Founder and President of  the Sphinx Organization, a national, non-profit organization which helps  to increase the participation of Blacks and Latinos in the field of  classical music.
As a member of the The National Council, Dworkin will advise the  chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts on policy and programs,  oversea funding guidelines and recommend individuals or organizations to  receive the National Medal of Arts, a Presidential award recognizing  outstanding contribution to the arts in America.
“I am deeply honored that I was considered and selected by the  President and confirmed by the Senate,” Dworkin said Wednesday. “It is  my hope that I can play a role in advocating for the arts in our society  and access for all young people.”
Dworkin received his Bachelors and Masters in violin performance at  the University Of Michigan School Of Music and will appear at the Sphinx  Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall on October 12.”
Quoted from the original article by MRBIENST here.

Steinway Diary Project at the Smithsonian

Although this exhibit has closed, the website is still active.  Read pages from the Steinway diary, explore facts about the Steinway family, and learn more about the 19th century by visiting this fascinating site.

Enterprising Young Musicians On The Road To Interlochen by ELIZABETH BLAIR

Composer Sakamoto, music group set up instrument fund for disaster-hit schools

Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto speaks at the announcement of the School Music Revival fund in Tokyo on July 20. (Mainichi)
The Zenkoku Gakki Kyokai (All-Japan Musical Instrument Association) has teamed up with composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to set up a fund to get music-loving students at disaster-devastated schools in Japan’s northeast playing again.

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