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In 1994, President Bill Clinton issued a proclamation urging all Americans to observe September as Classical Music Month. And to that we say: Easier said than done. We know what you’re thinking. Most people have an inexplicable aversion to classical music. While they can’t actually tell you what classical music is, they know for a […]


  Is it ok to applaud between movements at a classical concert? It seems as though everyone from presidents to school children seem flustered by that sense of, “What do I do?” In the fall of 2009, President Obama hosted a classical music event at the White House. He jokingly admitted that he relies on the guidance of the […]

Music Festival

We get it. It’s hot. Why should you bake out in the sun at a Music Festival when you could be kicking back at the beach or pool? Because we said so. But if you need more convincing than that, we’re gonna have to turn it over to our friends at Deering Banjo. This might […]

Teachers, are you in a quandary? Wondering how to keep your students engaged and productive in class after the concert? Wish you had a list of activities you could customize to accommodate any grade level? We’ve got you covered. All you need is a good quality video recording of the concert. Add to it our […]

Not sure how to dress your pint-sized performer for their first concert? You’ve come to the right place. During the next few months, in schools across the country, students from pre-K through college will take to the stage in song. And just as there is a dress code in business, there is a dress code […]

Back in the 1930s when the big bands took to smoke-filled stages from New York to Los Angeles they were often recognized by their official look: Matching suits, ties and fedoras. Fast forward to the modern-day competitive high school jazz scene, and a similar effect is found. Top ensembles are often recognized by their own […]

The way we see it, there’s only one reason school officials oppose Christmas music at their annual holiday concert: Ignorance of the law. So, let’s start with the law of the land. The United States Constitution, specifically the First Amendment, assures that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free […]