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So You Want to Be An Opera Singer?

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts
J Nelson Aviance

You must have something outside of music that you can enjoy and do in your downtime. Most people do, but if you don't, you needs to find a hobby that takes your mind off the insanity that singing and the classical music career can foster.

Why College Music School Rankings Are All Wrong

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
J Nelson Aviance

Having gone through several music programs and with friends still attending music programs, I can tell you that these ranking systems absolutely fail to address what is important as a developing musician seeking to make a career as a performer.

Why You Should Seriously Consider Applying To Art School

| Posted 10.10.2013 | Teen

By Nicole Knoebel Has art class always been the best part of your day? Have you always been the standout of your high school concerts and plays? Th...

Why Music, Part 5: Music and Education

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.02.2013 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

I can't help but wonder how many children are denied music education in America, either because it is unavailable, unaffordable or they are determined unworthy. It is both an injustice to our children and a threat to our future.

Who's Your Favorite Living Composer?

John Mauceri | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
John Mauceri

After some prying, we got to an answer. I then asked why this was such a tough question, and why, say, if I had asked this same question 100 years before, there would have been an avalanche of answers.

Is A Music Degree A Waste of Money? Ed Sheeran Thinks So.

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.18.2012 | Entertainment

College isn't the end-all be-all for British singer Ed Sheeran. The 21-year-old singer told BBC Newsbeat that the best way to break into the music...

Berklee Breaks Out of Boston

Roger H. Brown | Posted 11.27.2012 | College
Roger H. Brown

A skeptic could ask, "Why open a campus in a foreign country experiencing severe economic challenges while U.S. colleges are under their own financial pressures?" But I believe that the 21st century will see a rise in the power and influence of musical ideas from other parts of the world.

Shouldn't You Be Fatter? (And Other Opera Singer Myths)

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Jennifer Rivera

Because everybody assumes that opera singers are fat, and because it's still okay to openly mock and disregard overweight people in our society, there is really no reason to even imagine what it means to actually be an opera singer.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Board the Gary Clark, Jr. Train

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Jon Chattman

With just an EP to his credit, the Texan has already received praise from everyone from Eric Clapton to Alicia Keys, and Rolling Stone recently singled him out as one of five shredders to watch under 40.

12-Year-Old Plays Trumpet On Street To Pay For School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

Gracing a busy street corner in San Francisco, a 12-year-old boy, dressed in a newsy cap, collared shirt, and tie plays the trumpet for lucky passersb...

Music Beyond the Rubble

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Trapped for 18 hours under the remains of his collapsed music school in Haiti, partially blind violinist Romel Joseph relived in his mind every music piece he had ever performed.

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.