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The Vocal Warmup: It's a Cultural Thing

July 1, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The vocal exercises a singer uses to warm up are both highly personal and the result of training in a specific cultural tradition. Zofia Majewski, a student majoring in vocal performance, talks with three vocalists who represent different … » Read

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UK Mandates Music Ed

June 30, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
On June 25 the U.K. government’s Department of Education published The Power of Music to Change Lives , a national plan for music education. The 88-page report, delayed for two years by the pandemic, is designed to “level up musical … » Read

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San Diego Opera Reports a Surplus and a Rosy Future

June 29, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A year ago, when the San Diego Opera was preparing a scaled-down season of live performances while Covid was still at large, a significant financial shortfall seemed a likely possibility. The company anticipated a deficit of $759,401 for the … » Read

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Amid the Streams and the Memes, Vinyl Makes a Noticeable Dent

June 29, 2022 | David Sharp, Associated Press
The arrival of the compact disc nearly killed off record albums, with vinyl pressing machines sold, scrapped and dismantled by major record labels. Four decades later, with resuscitated record album sales producing double-digit annual growth, … » Read

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Skid Row's Street Symphony Takes Center Stage

June 28, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Los Angeles Philharmonic is hardly the only purveyor of classical music in Los Angeles. The Street Symphony brings professional musicians to clinics, homeless shelters, and jails clustered in and around L.A.’s Skid Row, one of the most … » Read

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San Antonio Symphony: It Was Time

June 28, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
It was time, opines Lionel Sosa, to “put this great lady out of her misery.” The lady he refers to was the San Antonio Symphony, which last week initiated bankruptcy proceedings, effectively ending its 83-year existence . Sosa is more … » Read

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Salzburg Fest Names Architect for $355M Upgrade

June 27, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On June 24 an international jury selected the Viennese architectural office Jabornegg & Pálffy, together with Vasko+Partner Ingenieure of the same city, to carry out the planned €335mn ($355mn) renovation and expansion of the … » Read

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How El Sistema Elevates the Otherwise Impoverished

June 27, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In 2008, when the Big Noise Project began in Raploch, only one child living in this impoverished cluster of estate houses at the foot of Stirling Castle was learning to play a musical instrument. Today, there are more than 400, and the estate has … » Read

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Orlando Consort Announces Its Final, 35th, Season

June 24, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Orlando Consort, the renowned Medieval and early Renaissance vocal quartet, has announced that the upcoming season—its 35 th —will be its last. “The timing is propitious,” the group said on its webpage, “[and] … » Read

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McGill Conservatory of Music to Close

June 23, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Montreal’s McGill Conservatory of Music will close its doors for good at the end of this summer, a victim of the pandemic. In a statement, the school called its decision "sobering, yet unavoidable…. The trend is as clear as it is … » Read

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