Archive for the ‘For Chamber Music Ensembles’ Category

Tertulia

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Have you ever heard of the word tertulia? I hadn’t, until January 15 when I was perusing the registration list for the imminent Chamber Music America conference in New York, with the goal of setting up some last minute meetings with people I didn’t know […]

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A Full-Time Labor of Love

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. As the year is about to draw to a close and the holiday gift giving season is upon us, I have decided to shine a spotlight on an individual who for the past fourteen years has given an extraordinary gift to music lovers in southern […]

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A Circle of Friends

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. What is one of the most valuable assets for any performing artist today? A loyal circle of friends with whom they have maintained contact through the years. Why do I say that? In late November of 2012, I received a press release announcing the appointment […]

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Building an Ensemble Step by Step

By: Jessica Meyer Note from Edna: At a recent conference for career development officers (NETMCDO), I met a dynamic young woman who was invited to participate on a panel of “guest musician entrepreneurs”. Her approach to career building and  her intriguing website “Chops Beyond the Practice Room” inspired me to invite her for coffee. I […]

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When a Quartet Becomes a Trio (temporarily)

by Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I am a member of a string quartet. We are all just out of college and trying to get our individual careers going, as well as dedicating a lot of our time to establishing our quartet. We were recently in a situation where […]

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Making a Name for Yourself

By Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I am a student at a music conservatory in the U.S. with a strong interest in chamber music. This coming year will be my last one at the conservatory. Several friends of mine and I formed a string quartet this past February and […]

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