Sing for Hope: The AIDS Quilt Song Book

sing for hope
Buy this album December 1st
November 26, 2014

Sing for Hope: The AIDS Quilt Song Book is a new CD produced by Sing for Hope to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. On sale on December 1st, world AIDS day.

What is The Cost of Music?

Placido Domingo receives his honorary doctorate from Berklee College Of Music Valencia.
Internationally-renowned tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo was awarded an honorary doctorate degree of music by Berklee College of Music at its campus in Valencia, Spain on Friday, April 4, 2014.
26, 2014

A colleague sent me a survey this week entitled, “Music Degrees: Are They Worth It?” which piqued my interest. To better inform my opinion on the matter, I did the unthinkable: I began researching how much these degrees cost, and what likelihood there is for a recent music graduate to find a job. Hold on to your hats, folks.

Thanksgiving Mashup On The American Sound

color photograph of a table with an orange tablecloth, set for a Thanksgiving dinner
Enjoy Thanksgiving with great American music on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
November 26, 2014

As you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving leftovers, enjoy some great American musical fare on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday, on Classical 101.

The Five Browns Go Spelunking with a Steinway

Five Browns desert
Have Piano...Will Travel - The Five Browns
26, 2014

This is the reason itinerant musicians played smaller instruments.

Schubert Goulash and Cooking with John Cage

John Cage cooking
Composer John Cage in his kitchen.
November 25, 2014

The relationship between music and food is nothing new. This Thanksgiving I invite you to explore what some of the world’s most renowned musicologists and composers have shared in their very own, you guessed it, cookbooks.

That’s right. There is a cookbook written by musicologists, and another written by esteemed composer John Cage.

Music For Thanksgiving, Pint-sized

CJDS Gratitude Concert
The Columbus Jewish Day School invites all children to today's free Gratitude Concert at 2:30pm in New Albany.
25, 2014

Today at 2:30pm families are invited to the Columbus Jewish Day School located at 150 E. Granville Road in New Albany to spend some of that energy singing and listening to music all about giving thanks. Cantor Bat-Ami Moses and her musical friends will lead the free children’s concert.

Is Classical Music Dying–Again? Or Not?

25, 2014

The articles and stories keep coming: classical music is dead, it’s on its way out, it’s passe, not relevant, boring, and perhaps worst of all “elitist,” whatever the person flinging that accusation might actually mean by it.

Ives, Salonen, and Sibelius Tonight on Classical Showcase

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
November 21, 2014

Friday evening at 7 pm, Classical Showcase continues with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in a program of music by Charles Ives, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Jean Sibelius.

Mozart Minute: The Tough Sell

image of a portrait of Mozart in which the composer wears a bright red coat
Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to The Mozart Minute podcast at
November 21, 2014

Trying to justify to his father his decision to stay in Vienna as a freelancer rather than return home to Salzburg, Mozart walked a tightrope between satisfying his father’s emotional needs and claiming his right to live his own life.

What on Earth is Musicology?

Thomas Morley's
Musicology is the study of music throughout history and across the globe. Music from manuscripts such as this one are studied, translated, and even performed by musicologists
20, 2014

Musicology is easily defined as an academic study of music, distinct from training in performance or composition. To learn more, visit a lecture at the Ohio State University public lecture series, Monday afternoons at the 18th Avenue Music and Dance Library.