Harvest Celebration: My Passion

harvest choirAs Artistic Director and conductor of the John Cameron Entertainment company, I have the privieldge of doing some major productions. This one, benefiting women’s health is one of my favorites. Here’s a little snippet of what the Harvest Celebration looks like.

The History of Pitch

what is pitchI have to warn you. This is super geeky! While educational, for some this is pretty “inside” stuff in regards to pitch and what has been agreed upon in regards to that subject. If you choose to watch… enjoy!

How Vinyl Records Get Made [video]

vinylYou may have hear that vinyl is back (My son’s collection grows weekly, he’s 21), and last year it made more money for labels than ads on free streaming service, according to the RIAA. The US music industry group reported that vinyl LP/EP sales increased 32 percent in 2015 to $416 million (this figure is likely higher, as some tiny

indie shops elude RIAA’s radar). That’s heartwarming news for analog-forever types and a dismal development for the major labels, as the New York Times reported.

Regardless of your preferred listening format,  you can enjoy watching how a vinyl record materializes into that thing you put on your turntable. Take a look at the following video.

What Music Should You Listen at the work?

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Gregorian Chant Influence on Western Music [video]

gregorian chantBack in the ’90s the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos hot the pop charts, introducing many to Gregorian chant.

This video explains what Gregorian chant is, exploring its origins, importance, and general characteristics.

10 Surprising Benefits of Listening to Classical Music

There are a ton of brainy benefits one derives from listening to classical music. From pain management to improved sleep quality, listening to classical music has both mental and physical benefits.

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Carole King’s Musical Intuition, in Her Own Words

Carole KingThe new documentary Carole King: Natural Woman charts the singer-songwriter’s story from 1960s New York City, to the music mecca of 70’s LA, to the present. In this short excerpt from the film, we hear from King as she talks about her precocious songwriting and the dreams she always had for herself. The documentary premiered on PBS on February 19, 2016, and is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

What a Concert for the Deaf is Like [video]

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 8.12.41 AMConcert for the deaf may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s absolutely not. This inspirational story describes how a concert for the deaf works, and it seems awesome.

 

Happy Birthday Jean Sabastien

To one of the greatest composers that has (or will ever IMO) lived, happy birthday Maestro!

Happy birthday BachOne of my favorite of his works arranged for brass quintet. It was one of the selections of my graduate Chamber Music recital.