Archive for the ‘music’ Category


Thanks Nicole for introducing me to the P.S. 22 chorus. How I hadn’t heard of them yet baffles the mind. Here’s a great article about them. More on how my job’s going later.


Today I started orientation for my new month-long job working as a day camp choir teacher for 7-12 year-olds. It’s a new program, so there’s no prior curriculum for me to draw from, and this is my first experience teaching kids music. I’m pretty nervous about being a good teacher. So I’ve been poring over […]


Yo-Yo Ma is holding a contest in conjunction with Indaba Music to “collaborate virtually” with anybody who wants to create a remix of his recording of Dona Nobis Pacem. Contestants are invited to create their own counter-melodies or variations. Whoever comes up with the best rendition will get to make music with Yo-Yo Ma in […]


In my first post, I said classical music annoys me sometimes. If you can’t imagine why, this post is for you. In all the recitals and concerts I’ve ever performed in, there’s an obvious preponderance of parents, music teachers, and people with white hair. I don’t have anything against old people, but I can’t help […]