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On being popular

April 22, 2011

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Ah, yes. Being popular. Since I figure that most of you reading this are adults, you’re (hopefully) not really captivated with the idea of being popular like you might have been in your younger days. ┬áBut recently I’ve been thinking about how unpopular popular stuff is, and how misleading numbers can be if we don’t […]

OPERATION: Denver on the DL

April 12, 2011

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Dear Denver, Thank you for clicking on the link that brought you here, and thanks for loving music the way you do and expressing that love in the ways you do. Since you’re here, I want to invite you to a CCC concert this Saturday in downtown Denver, but I also want to invite you […]

A spoonful of sugar: part 2

April 8, 2011

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This is part two of a two-part thing. Here’s part 1 in case you missed it. Part 2 This year, among lots of challenging, “legit” choral literature, our Colorado Children’s Chorale Tour Choir has Owl City’s 2009 smash hit “Fireflies” in their repertoire. When the Tour Choir performs at schools in and around Denver and […]

A spoonful of sugar: part 1

April 7, 2011

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Perhaps you remember this from around the time of our last Presidential election. The Ron Clark Academy is famous for taking hit hip-hop/R&B/rock songs and using them to help the kids understand and retain important concepts and content from the classroom. They use music to not only enrich the student’s comprehension of the subject matter, […]

Dear Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra…

April 4, 2011

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Dear Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra, Hi there. You don’t know me, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are getting the shaft. BIG time. I don’t know the details of your situation or the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra’s situation. All I know is what I read here and here. And if what those articles […]

Thunder Castle: when classical music and childhood collide

April 1, 2011

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I hope you all enjoy my first-ever video production for An Authentic Cadence. If you have a story you’d like to share about a time that you found out a piece of music you knew from outside the classical music realm was actually a piece of classical music, I’d love for you to share it […]