Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Speedlinking - 29 December 2010

The last week and a half has been a pleasant break from a busy semester, with lots of time for family, whether they be familiar faces, recent arrivals, or newly discovered relations.

But now it's back to the grindstone for most of us in a few days, so here are some links to get you back on track once 2011 rolls along:
  • Billie Whittaker continues to compile great lists - her latest ones are for Musical Directing and Music Copyists
  • More required reading for CP's (again, via Billie): Music Directing the School Musical from Peter Hilliard
  • Fellow Eastman grad Erica Sipes writes about the benefits of collaboration in The value and fun in being a sponge-like piano collaborator. About those long hours as a studio pianist:
    Most piano collaborators spend a high percentage of their time in the studios of music teachers and professors. Some lessons might be more interesting than others, but for the most part I think it's safe to say that if a pianist wants to, he or she can soak up a tremendous amount of information every time the situation involves a coach, teacher, or conductor. I've learned a lot of really interesting things in such situations, from the basic mechanics of playing many different instruments to musical concepts.
  • As music teachers, we teach not just an instrument but the entire culture of playing it. Piano teachers might be interested in ways to get their students to watch this 2-hour documentary about the 20th century's great pianists (Via Nathalie Wickham):

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