NYO solo competition–come support Emily & Isaiah!

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Congratulations to Emily D. and Isaiah C., who have both advanced to the final round of the NYO Solo Competition.  All performances are open to the public and admission is free. What: 2015 NYO Solo Competition finals When: Sunday November 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm Where: New Youth Orchestra Training & Performing Center, 10855 Sorrento Valley Road, […]


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Recently I’ve been thinking about how the giving of one’s full attention can sometimes be the most fantastic and welcome gift. I notice this frequently with students who are getting a bit squirrely; often they are distracted by trying to get the undivided attention of their parent. This thought must be in the air, because award-winning […]

outside listening: master class

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A master class is like a recital, private lesson, music history lecture, life coaching session, and an acting seminar all rolled into one event. In this one, Benjamin Zander (who also gives a fabulous TED talk that you can check out here: https://youtu.be/r9LCwI5iErE ) creates an intimate space with his pupil while still acknowledging–and engaging with–the audience. He’s […]