1. Masterclasses with PSlo

    Masterclasses with PSlo

    (Enjoy the following guest post from Jessica Corwin, a music educator in Massachusetts and a former student of Peter Slowik) We’re halfway through March. Around the country people are digging out from the latest snowstorm, college students are finishing up midterms, and everyone is wishing for spring – or summer...

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  2. Morning Sing: What is Meekness? by Dr. Lee Joiner

    Morning Sing: What is Meekness? by Dr. Lee Joiner

    At Credo Oberlin we gather each morning for a special time together: Morning Sing. During this time we have the opportunity to sing together, receive mentorship from faculty, and develop a sense of awareness of the Spirit of God in our lives. The following message was given at 2016’s Credo Oberlin...

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  3. Develop the Gift: Einstein’s Lina

    Develop the Gift: Einstein’s Lina

    (Enjoy the following guest post from Julia Wen, cello faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago and the Music for Youth program in Arlington Heights, IL) Most people know Albert Einstein as the famous German physicist who brought us the theory of relativity and E=mc2. Some even know that he...

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  4. Steps to Artistry

    Steps to Artistry

    (Enjoy the following guest blog post, written Jessica Corwin) When you play a new piece of music that excites you, what do you do first? You work on notes, rhythms, intonation, bowings, articulations, and general consistency, right? Those are elements I spend a lot of time working with my students...

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  5. Do We Take Our Instruments for Granted?

    Do We Take Our Instruments for Granted?

    The New Yorker recently published an excellent article, written by Demetrius Cunningham, called: “My Prison Cell: Learning to Hear on a Cardboard Piano.” In Cunningham’s article, Alex Kotlowitz shares about helping a class of maximum-security prison inmates tell stories describing their cells. He specifically tells the story of how one inmate faced...

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