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Make the Most of a Degree in Music: Be Marketable

January 24, 2020, 12:33 AM · If you are wondering if a music degree is marketable, Yamaha's Dave Gerhart offers a definitive "Yes!"

"There are a lot of things that you can do with a music degree," Gerhart said last week in a lecture called "Be Marketable: Combining Performance and Entrepreneurship," part of the College Music Society GenNEXT sessions at NAMM.

Gerhart shared a chart of 227 possible jobs and career paths for people with degrees in music. Have you done any of these?

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Graphic courtesy www.percussioneducation.com.
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'From the Top' Names Peter Dugan Permanent Host, Vijay Gupta, Tessa Lark, Charles Yang and Others Co-Hosts

January 24, 2020, 12:06 AM · From the Top, the weekly National Public Radio program that features the voices and talents of young classical musicians, has named pianist Peter Dugan as permanent host, beginning with the 2020-2021 season.

From the Top also has formed a team of co-hosts that includes violinist Vijay Gupta, violinist Tessa Lark, clarinetist Alex Laing, pianist Orli Shaham, and violinist Charles Yang. Gupta, Lark, Laing and Yang will be featured on-air as co-hosts with Peter Dugan, and Shaham will solo guest-host. All will interview and collaborate with the From the Top young musicians. They will also serve as mentors, involved in leadership training, community engagement, and career development programs. As strategic and collaborative partners, their insight and experience will help to inform future development of From the Top.

From the Top was started in 1999 as a radio program to give young classically-trained musicians a national platform and recognition. It was hosted for nearly 20 years by pianist Christopher O'Riley, who both interviewed the young musicians and performed with them. In October 2018 O'Riley's contract was not renewed, and since that time the show has been hosted by guest hosts, including Dugan. Keep reading...

Participants Announced in Menuhin Violin Competition 2020 in Richmond, Va.

January 23, 2020, 10:36 PM · The Menuhin Competition has announced the 44 violinists who will participate in its biennial competition May 14 – 24 in Richmond, Virginia. The competitors were selected from a pool of 321 applicants and include 22 Juniors Competitors (ages 15 and under) as well as 22 Seniors Competitors (ages 21 and under). Ranging in age from 11 to 21, they represent 18 nationalities in 16 countries of residence across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and 13 states within the U.S. (See the full list below).
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Four Finalists Announced in 2020 Elmar Oliveira Competition

January 22, 2020, 1:52 PM · Congratulations to the four finalists announced Wednesday in the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. They are:


The EOIVC 2020 Final Round will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. EST and will be live-streamed on the EOIVC Facebook Page and its YouTube Channel. (Click on either).
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