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Summer Workshop Scholarship Reflection: Carter Tholl

Carter Tholl, right. Carter Tholl, soprano  Institute for 17th Century Music at Queens College, Baroque Opera Workshop I cannot speak highly enough about the level of instruction at the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College. Working with experts like Julianne Baird, Drew Minter, and Christa …

Source: Early Music America. Published: November 7, 2017.

Center Stage, November 2017: Nick Jones

Nick Jones taught English literature at Oberlin College for forty years, specializing in Shakespeare, Milton, and the British Romantic poets. Recently retired and living in Berkeley, California, he and his wife Sue are avid participants in the East Bay early music community. Nick is a singer, violin …

Source: Early Music America. Published: November 7, 2017.

How Conductor Harry Bicket Gets A Modern Orchestra to Sound Period Perfect

“You have to be careful not to undermine the orchestra. But also in a very short space of time, you want them to sound good.” Bicket shared what’s in his “little box of tricks” to help musicians in modern orchestras sound period perfect.

Source: WFMT. Published: October 12, 2017.

Germans Are Doing Deep Scans of Ancient Instruments to Uncover Their Secrets

“Ideally, we would like to be able to digitalize the museum’s entire collection of historical musical instruments and place the 3D images online. Our examination standard defines the best way to go about this task,” explained Fraunhofer’s Theobald Fuchs, who leads the project.

Source: Published: October 10, 2017.

Shirley A. Mathews, harpsichordist, Peabody Teacher and Artistic Director of Pro Musica Rara, Dies

Shirley A. Mathews, a noted harpsichordist and former Peabody Conservatory of Music teacher who served as artistic director of Pro Musica Rara for 17 years, died Sept. 30 of complications from Parkinson’s disease at her home in Freeport, Maine.

Source: Baltimore Sun. Published: October 9, 2017.

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