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How did Beethoven become BEETHOVEN?

If you're a classical pianist of most any age it's a good bet your teachers from first to last have extolled the virtues of playing Beethoven, especially the sonatas. They are, along with J. S. Bach's Well-tempered Clavier, referred to as the pianist's bible. Whether you're preparing for a competition or your college audition, a [...]

INSIDE THE QUARTET

A lovely piece from the New York Times: Founded 40 years ago, the Kronos Quartet has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do, commissioning hundreds of new works that have brought jazz, tango, experimental and world music into the genre. The string quartet, based in San Francisco, has released 57 albums, sold more than [...]

TAKING CENTER STAGE WITH ARTS-ED PLUS

High school singers, dancers, jazz drummers, actors, make-up designers—whatever you love to do—greetings and a warm welcome to you from ARTS-ED PLUS—college counseling for the next generation of artists. (And parents too, of course.) My name is Nelms McKelvain, founder of ARTS-ED PLUS, a lively group of artists and teachers who sees a need for [...]