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EuroStrings Part I: Reimagining the Classical Guitar Festival


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The music festival for the world of classical guitar is being brought into a new age. A new and innovative collaboration among European classical...

I Am Not an Accompanist


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A version of this article was published in The California Music Teacher Magazine, Vol 41, Fall 2017. It has been adapted for this publication with...

Finding My Voice


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i put on the crown of the kingdom stretch these arms ride these wings i jump into shells when the waves come the kind in which the ocean sings...

Entertaining Memories in Classical Guitar Performance


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As one of the up and coming talents in classical guitar, Mak Grgic has performed all over the world. He recently finished a tour as opening act for...

An Unexpected Series of Events: Creating a Career Composing for Games, Film, TV and Beyond


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Suspenseful, emotional, epic, heroic -- Bill Brown has composed award-winning scores for hit video games, film, and TV with franchise names as large...

Can Chinese Music Education Inspire United States?


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When I first arrived in the United States in 1984, I encountered a vibrant collegiate Jazz scene. University Jazz ensembles had slowly started to...

The Secret Life of a Pianist: Hidden Challenges


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The other day, a musician-friend of mine was praising on Facebook a recent performance by Yo-Yo Ma. He wrote, “You all know how great Yo-Yo is. But...

Voice Separation on Piano


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One of the beauties of being a pianist is that we are blessed with a breadth of beautiful repertoire that spans centuries. Another blessing is that...

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