My piano professor at Eastman, Maria Louisa Faini, taught me to study the music of a composer’s ‘best’ genre in order to understand that composer’s piano works. For instance, she encouraged me to study Beethoven’s symphonies…his voicing of chorales and use of dynamics, for example….in order to have a deeper understanding of how to approach… Continue reading Importance of Studying Other Genres
I work with some of the finest colleagues anywhere. St. Louis Symphony musicians are known for graciousness towards visiting conductors, a high level of passion and musicality, and friendliness. I thought it might be fun to ask some of these wonderful musicians what they think is the most important part of playing in an orchestra.… Continue reading The Most Important Aspect of Playing In An Orchestra
Clarinet Divas is a random collection of useful clarinet and musical tips of my own and from others, events that I think might be of interest, observations, and articles. Happy exploring!