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Preparing for the (Musical) Marathon

Posted by: dhaslam on: June 25, 2012

Earlier this year I ran my first half marathon. At the same time I was training to run, I was preparing repertoire for one full solo Art Song recital and two shared recitals, with very little overlapping repertoire, all of which took place within the space of two months. I found that there was a […]

Don’t Keep Up With the Joneses

Posted by: bwalters on: January 24, 2012

Everyone’s “favorite” encyclopedia provides the following definition for “Keeping up with the Joneses” : ”an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one’s neighbor as a benchmark for social caste or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.” So what does […]

2011 in Review

Posted by: tyonce on: January 3, 2012

It’s been a busy, full year. Usually, I assess what I’ve done (and haven’t managed to get done) at the end of the academic year; as a college professor, my concept of a “year” goes from August to May. However, it probably isn’t a bad idea to perform a mid-year check-up. While it’s easy to […]

Recital Preparation

Posted by: tyonce on: December 2, 2011

Preparing for a recital can be a daunting process. If you’ve ever given a recital before, you’ve discovered that there’s more to the process than just learning the music. You often collaborate with a pianist or other chamber music partners. You perform in a space that might differ significantly from your usual practice room, acoustically […]

Practice tips

Posted by: tyonce on: November 1, 2011

The following was a result of a handout I put together for a workshop. More detailed information can be found about these topics on my personal website located at www.tammyevansyonce.com. Establish a solid practice schedule: Actually block off time in your schedule designated specifically for practicing. Avoid using it for lunch, socializing, homework, errands, sleeping, […]

Music Business

Posted by: Paula Brusky on: August 9, 2011

Welcome to Music Collective, the newest online resource for music information.  If you’ve found your way to my blog then you are interested in the music business.  Interested in getting a job as a performer or music educator?  Want to work for a record label?  Want to start your own chamber group or performing ensemble?  […]


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