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5 Tips for Memorizing Music

5 Tips for Memorizing Music

It has long been a practice for soloists and singers to perform their music from memory. Today, some orchestras are going so far as to have the ensemble perform their concerts entirely from memory. Musicologists and performers often have debated whether or not memorization enhances performance, but the fact remains that as musicians, we are often called upon to memorize our music. Here are five tips from the pros to help you memorize your parts faster and better: #1. Memorize…

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Ron Jones on Performing in Carnegie Hall

Ron Jones on Performing in Carnegie Hall

Being able to perform in Carnegie Hall is the dream of many young musicians all over the world, but actually taking the stage can be a nerve-wracking experience no matter your age. This feeling is well known to conductor Ron Jones of Port Angeles, Washington. On April 6, 2017, Jones conducted in Carnegie Hall as part of MidAmerica Production’s 34th concert season; this concert is just the latest of several previous appearances with MidAmerica Productions dating back to 1989. We…

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Zoe Zeniodi to Conduct Beethoven in Carnegie Hall this April

Zoe Zeniodi to Conduct Beethoven in Carnegie Hall this April

Rising star Zoe Zeniodi is due to appear this April in Carnegie Hall where she will be conducting the overture to Beethoven’s Fidelio as well as his Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93. Despite her young age, she has already proven herself a talent-to-watch and made a name for herself as a skilled leader and artistic director. Zoe Zeniodi, Award-winning Pianist and Conductor Zeniodi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance and Accompaniment from the Royal College of…

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Award-Winning Pianist Asiya Korepanova to Perform in Carnegie Hall This February

Award-Winning Pianist Asiya Korepanova to Perform in Carnegie Hall This February

We’re pleased to announce that pianist and multidisciplinary artist Asiya Korepanova will be joining us in Carnegie Hall on February 18 to perform Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Op. 80 with the New England Symphonic Ensemble under the baton of Giuseppe Lanzetta on the first concert of our 34th season. Get tickets to her February 18, 2017 Carnegie Hall Concert! Young and Talented Korepanova was born in Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia to a family of professional musicians. Like any child entering the family…

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How to Direct Children’s Choirs

How to Direct Children’s Choirs

Although children’s choirs are quite common, the varying skill levels of students in these choirs can lead to interesting challenges for music educators. In addition to rehearsing music and guiding performances, children’s choir conductors must also teach good musical practices and hold the attention of energetic and easily-distracted pupils. Cheryl Dupont, conductor and music educator, will be leading her children’s choir and a number of others on MidAmerica Productions’ Carnegie Hall concert on May 27. We asked her to share…

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Star Performers: Carthage College Choir and Eduardo García-Novelli

Star Performers: Carthage College Choir and Eduardo García-Novelli

Carthage College was founded in 1847 as a private liberal arts institution in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Located directly on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, it provides an idyllic location for higher education yet remains accessible from two major urban centers, Milwaukee and Chicago. The Carthage College Choir, founded in 1927, began as a small a cappella group which exclusively performed sacred music. Now, nearly 90 years later, the choir is a celebrated component of Wisconsin’s cultural landscape and performs regularly…

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Star Performers: Napa Valley Choir to Tour Florence in April

Star Performers: Napa Valley Choir to Tour Florence in April

Drawn by centuries-old musical traditions, vocalists the world over dream of performing on the stages of Italy’s numerous concert halls. For the Vintage High School Chamber Singers and their Choral Director Mark Teeters, that dream is soon to become a reality. From One Wine Country to Another Located in Napa, California, Vintage High School offers a music program that includes six performance choirs of varying skill levels. From lessons for beginners to instruction in advanced repertoire, the program provides everything aspiring…

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Star Performers: Minnesota’s St. Paul Academy and Summit School Choral Ensemble to Make Fourth Appearance in Carnegie Hall

Star Performers: Minnesota’s St. Paul Academy and Summit School Choral Ensemble to Make Fourth Appearance in Carnegie Hall

In 1969, St. Paul Academy and the Summit School merged their faculties, traditions and curricula to found a new school designed to create a superior educational environment for young men and women in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today they are lauded as one of the top independent schools in the nation, so it is no surprise that their music program is on par with the best in the country. Get tickets for her February 18, 2017 concert…

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