Ah, winter break, a time for doing nothing but opening presents. Oh, wait, winter break for musicians? That’s a slightly different thing.
While many students get a few weeks of nothing, music students have to keep up with their skills. Music majors also should get some rest. Continue reading “Winter Break for Musicians: What to Do”
When you started playing an instrument, you probably thought of all of the amazing solos you’d get to play one day. You probably didn’t think as much about the holiday music that would come up every year.
For better or worse, holiday music plays an important role in our culture. Without music, the holidays would be boring. Continue reading “Holiday Music and Musicians”
Music is awesome. There’s tons of music out there, especially for an instrument like the flute. But a lot of that music requires you to play with a pianist.
Sure, you can play music by yourself. But playing with others allows you to hear and feel the entire piece. Continue reading “How to Play with a Pianist”
Music school juries can seem like the most terrifying thing in the world. However, they don’t have to be that way. If you know how to practice well and you make good progress in a semester, you’ll be fine.
But what are music school juries? And is there anything you can do to prepare for them? Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading “Music School Juries: Your Ultimate Guide”
It’s October, which means midterms are almost here. You may have a concert, and you probably have a test or two. So, how do you survive midterms?
It’s not easy. Especially if you have multiple ensembles, tons of classes, and a job. But there are some things you can do to better survive midterms. Continue reading “How to Survive Midterms for Musicians”