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An Opinionated Guide to Building a Classical Music Library

If you are new to classical music you may find a good way to develop a love for Western music is by creating a Starter Kit for each of the “greats”.   Pick an artist and take a listen. If you enjoyed it then go back and explore more.  Start with the greats.  For me, the… Read More ›

Daniel Kobialka Musician Extraordinary

With One of the Greats Violinist, composer, producer and performer Daniel Kobialka, DMA has been involved in the music industry for over 40 years as a soloist, Principal Second violinist, and composer. Daniel’s career began at the age of thirteen when he debuted in Carnegie Hall in New York and has taken him on a… Read More ›

What is a Musical Audition

Auditioning A musical  audition has been defined as a short performance given by an actor, dancer, or musician so that a director or conductor can decide if they are good enough to be in a play, film, or orchestra (1).  The audition provides a systematic process in which industry professionals select performers.  In some ways… Read More ›

Modern Forms of Instrumental Music

Virtually all types of music forms are being written today.  Technology continues to play an important role in the development of 21st century music.   Composers use recording tapes as a compositional tool.   Electronically generated sounds are used both on their own and in combination with traditional instruments.  Some are manipulating the performance of instruments in real time.

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Concertos Described

Origin of the Term Concerto What does the term “Concerto” mean?  How would you describe one?  What is it about them that make them fun to listen to? In earlier times the term “concerto” was “concert” in Italian.  Use of the term described works that involved voices and instruments in which the instruments had independent… Read More ›

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