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”
One of my biggest regrets from undergrad is not working and building my career while in school. Now that I’m in my masters, I won’t be making that mistake again. So that means figuring out how to balance work and music school.
I’ll admit that it isn’t easy. If you have a full school schedule and a work schedule on top of that, you may need superpowers to get everything done. Continue reading “How to Balance Work and Music School”