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5th-Nov-2011 11:39 am - Practice rooms!
Surely it's not just at my school that people have favourite practice rooms? Like, I can identify any bassoon player by a combination of their sound and in what area of the hallway/what specific room they are in, and most of the horn players as well. I have one room that I always check first, and sigh dramatically if someone is practicing in "my room." Anyone else have one favourite room for no reason in particular other than familiarity?
10th-Apr-2011 01:20 pm - practice fail
I play the clarinet.  For some reason,  whenever I try practicing on a morning in during the weekend, especially if I start with long tones, I always get a headache and start seeing stars.   It's really bothering me because I normally only have weekday evenings and weekend mornings to practice and I need to use the time efficiently.   

Any thoughts?
The Sound of Music (Limited Edition Collector's Set) [Blu-ray/DVD Combo] is on sale today only for $39.49 at Amazon (yesterday's price was $60.99). I've had my eye on this box set for quite some time and am so glad the price finally dropped low enough for me to buy it.

Just thought I'd give fellow Julie Andrews/Sound of Music fans the heads up!
Feel free to send me a message as this is not spam, but a good deal I thought you guys might be interested in!!!

There is a Schilke Piccolo trumpet for sale on EBay for an amazing price!! The bidding ends on Friday March 12th, so be sure to check it out before then if you're interested!

The horn is brand new and in great shape, and the price is REALLY good!

make/model of the horn:
Schilke Piccolo Trumpet Four Valve Bb/A P5-4 Serial # 15011-Silver-Prestine-Incl Gold plate Schilke 10A4 mouthpiece

Here is a link to the Ebay page:
10th-Nov-2010 10:19 am - Homework troubles.
Hey guys, I'm having trouble again actually writing out and recognizing these problems, and I was wondering if someone could take a look and help me with my homework.

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Amazon is offering a free 1 year subscription to Amazon Prime (Free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping): http://amzn.to/bSH8jP

This is being marketed towards college students but all you need is a valid .edu email address, so teachers and alumni can benefit from this too!

Now is a time that I wish I was still in college. Oh well, what can you do?
All the details here - www.musicwithyou.com/recruitmentad.pdf

Georgraphically: it's fine if you are anywhere from Philly to Boston
23rd-Jun-2010 12:05 pm - Hola!
New to this comm. I'm going back to school after dropping out for the past two years. I have been studying my old music theory books, but I am in need of assistance. I fail, so badly at rhythmic dictation. Is there any way to learn and improve? It's why I failed piano my freshman year. I can get the notes, but not the time. Thanks so much!
drumbeatdrop; mattie w/hat
Hey! I have a question that I figured you might be able to answer.

I have about a summer's worth of voice training, and I train on my own now(very carefully, don't worry). My voice teacher said that I sound like an alto more than anything else, and it's true, the richness of my voice rests in the lower half. However, I don't have a "thick" sound like many altos have (like what you would think of when you hear the word "alto"), and I prefer to sing in the middle of my range. Also, I like singing mezzo songs, and I even enjoy attempting some easy soprano stuff. I sound good on songs like "Come To Your Senses" and "Who Will Love Me As I Am"--modern musical theatre stuff.

So my question is, is there a such a thing as a "light" alto? Or am I just a plain old mezzo in disguise? And what exactly is this Fach business and can it be applied to singers who aren't super-trained?

thanks so much! :)
Amélie - Times are Hard for Dreamers
I just found out Friday that I have been accepted in the MM - Music Composition program at the University of Michigan. Unfortunately, since I was waitlisted and a spot didn't open up until so late, they were not able to offer me any scholarship money.

As it turns out, out-of-state tuition for Michigan is expensive. For 36 credit hours (i.e., two years), it will cost me $70,000+. I would also need to take out money to live on during those years. So, I'd be taking out nearly $100,000 in loans.

So my question is: Is it worth it? Michigan has a very strong composition program and has a long tradition of composition, with past faculty consisting of William Albright, William Bolcom, and Leslie Bassett. It has also produced many successful composers.

My other option is the University of North Texas. For two years there, it'll cost me around $13,000 total in tuition.

Please let me know your opinions. It's a scary thing for me think about not being able to pay back these loans after I've graduated. One of my teachers suggested maybe I attend UNT for my master's and try for Michigan or another big school for my doctorate, because it'll be more likely that I'll get an assistantship as a doctoral student.
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