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Welcome address to freshman class at Boston Conservatory given by Karl Paulnack, pianist and director of music division at Boston Conservatory:
(This is just in case you ever feel that what we do is meaningless or trivial)
"One of my parents' deepest fears, I suspect, is that society would not properly value me as a musician, that I wouldn't be appreciated. I had very good grades in high school, I was good in science and math, and they imagined that as a doctor or a research chemist or an engineer, I might be more appreciated than I would be as a musician. I still remember my mother's remark when I announced my decision to apply to music school-she said, "You're WASTING your SAT scores." On some level, I think, my parents were not sure themselves what the value of music was, what its purpose was. And they LOVED music, they listened to classical music all the time. They just weren't really clear about its function. So let me talk about that a…Continue
Continue"i hear so much complaining about this subject, i just wanted to lay my practical experience on you. free.first, three pre-conditions:1. if you are a very materialistic person, skip this article, i don't think you are going to like what it says.
2. if you don't have the music where you want it art-wise, you might want to go work on that, this article isn't going to help you much either. you will be better off by practicing and studying and working on your music instead. you will need to get the art pretty close to where you want it, before you should worry about making much of a living out of it.
3. determine if you are actually called to be a musician. if you aren't called, all the gyrations in the world, won't make it work. if you are called, no matter what you do, it's going to work. this determination will solve most of the problems you are going to…
Terry Silverlight will be playing drums with the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra at The Blue Note Tokyo April 19-23, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Manhattan+Jazz+Orchestra&aq=f
Make one or make them all! Thursday, April 21 at 9pm "JOOLS BLUES" A new weekly music event with guitarist/bandleader Mark Brandenburg featuring Nikki on vocals. Lee Marvin on bass and Charlie Stewar…
Funk Filharmonk is finally celebrating its 25th (and a half) Anniversary after the snows of the past winter forced us to cancel our show in December... You DON’T want to miss this party as we’ve been…
JUKE AND HIS HOUSEPARTY ROCKERS ARE BRINGING THEIR "HOUSEPARTY" BACK TO NEW YORK ONCE AGAIN !!! ANOTHER SMOKIN NIGHT OF J. GEILS BAND MUSIC. WE'LL BE SLAMMIN OUT YOUR FAVORITES SUCH AS, "MUSTA GOT LO…
- Rusty Paul Band @ "Iridium", Times Square NYC with: Jimmy Vivino (Conan / Tonight Show), Arlen Roth, & The Les Paul Trio - April 25th Shows at 8pm & 10pm Please call for reservations. …
CELEBRATORY MEMORIAL FOR MELVIN SPARKS-HASSAN. At THE COTTON CLUB 656 W.125th Street, New York, NY 212-663-7980 April 26, 2011, 6-9 PM, Door Charge $25 All proceed go to benefit the Sparks-Hassan Fa…
The Wrecking Crew - Trailer 1 The Wrecking Crew - Trailer 2 Exclusive Pre-Release Screening of "The Wrecking Crew"Friday April 29, 2011 @ 7:00 pmSaturday April 30, 2011 @ 7:00 pmSunday May 1, 2011…
The Lighthouse on the Hudson in Piermont, NY (NO COVER) A nightof jazz and funk with special guest jazz vocalist Nicole Pasternak. John Tutino - guitar/alto sax Rodrigo Bonelli - drums Alex Minasi…
TERRY SILVERLIGHT BAND will be performing at The Bitter End in Manhattan Wednesday May 18, one show at 8:00 pm. Terry has written all new material for it, and the band is Terry on drums, Will Lee-ba…