Archive for the ‘Listening to Your Inner Voice’ Category

An Extraordinary Musical Pilgrimage

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. House concerts are a wonderful way to discover new talent. My friend Michael Reingold, who is the founder and Artistic Director of New York House Concerts, recently invited me to hear a young American cellist by the name of Dane Johansen in a concert consisting […]

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A Record Release Party for the Under Twelve Crowd

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. A new record release is a cause for celebration. Most artists arrange a party to which they invite press, industry contacts and friends. There is food and drink, the artist performs a bit, and recordings (often autographed) are given to the guests. Not so pianist […]

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The Road Unexpectedly Taken

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. It is no secret that a large number of today’s most successful arts administrators in music at one point studied an instrument, voice, conducting or composition but moved on in a different direction that was inspired by their earlier experience. Not one of the many […]

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Can You Plan to be Remarkable?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. In the past few weeks, I was pleased to be invited twice to speak to students at the Juilliard School. My first visit was to performance psychologist Dr. Noa Kageyama’s Performance Enhancement class and the second was to Assistant Dean Dr. Barli Nugent’s Career Development […]

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From Flower Pots to the Pulitzer Prize

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Caroline Shaw is a typical 21st century musician, except that she just won the Pulitzer Prize in Music  – at 30 years of age, the youngest recipient ever of this prestigious award.  Her remarkable prizewinning a cappella piece, Partita for Eight Voices, was written for […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. The New Year presents us with a wonderful opportunity to take stock of our individual goals and priorities and address them with renewed vigor and dedication. For many of us, these may include some of the following: creating a website or regularly updating an […]

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A Studio of Entrepreneurs

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. I have often wondered whether violists are more entrepreneurial than other groups of musicians. I have written about Nadia Sirota and have had Jessica Meyer as a guest on this blog, to name just two whom I admire greatly. This idea was reinforced when […]

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Soloist, Collaborator or Both?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I am a pianist finishing my first of two years in a graduate program at an American conservatory. I received my undergraduate degree at the same conservatory. Over the years, I was fortunate to have been frequently sought out as a collaborative artist […]

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Is It Dangerous to Cross Over Too Soon?

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I am a parent of a very serious pre-college classical instrumentalist who has professional aspirations. Recently, she was offered a possible opportunity to perform and record with a singer-songwriter friend who has just signed a contract with a major agency and whose eclectic […]

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Finding Your Unique Path to Success

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. It has been pointed out to me that in my column last week, I inadvertently misspelled the name of the author of an article entitled “Being a Professional Chorister” which appeared on Laura Claycomb’s website. His correct name is Martin L. Poock. My apologies to […]

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