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Rather than looking at sheltering in place as an unhappy situation, embrace it. Let's look at this time as a gift and make the most of it by expanding our knowledge and horizons. We’ve put together these resources to pique your interest and hopefully among them, you’ll find something just right for you:

 

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Despite shelter-in-place and social distancing mandates, the good news is there are plenty of ways to keep connecting with our friends, school mates, teachers, colleagues. Even cooler — we can reach out to new people and even music industry experts in other states and countries! To get started, we‘ve pulled together different online tools, platforms, and resources. They’ll help you share and collaborate to create and perform music right from the comfort of your own home (or from wherever you are).

 

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Given the current COVID-19 crisis, music camps are all evaluating their summer offerings. The best way to find out the current status of any of these programs is to contact them directly.

Springtime has arrived and it's that time again for applying to summer music camps. String music camps are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet passionate musicians from all over the U.S. and the world, to develop skills under the tutelage of the most notable professional string instructors in the industry.

 

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As the movie awards season comes to a close, we thought we'd take a look at film composers. As musicians, we understand that movies wouldn’t pack nearly the emotional punch they have without the right soundtrack. While many movie soundtracks are primarily filled with clips of songs not written specifically for that movie, most will also include at least one original piece — if not an entire score.

 

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The much-celebrated wedding website, The Knot, recently published a roster with some of the best love songs of all time. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we can’t think of a better gift for our string musicians than a list of romantic songs. All of them are contenders for serenading your love on Valentine’s or any other day.

 

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When it comes to expressing emotion or setting a mood, string instruments are unmatched. Among them, the violin is perhaps the most versatile. That’s why violin music stands out so prominently in some of the most memorable film scores. It can mesmerize you and bring you to the edge of your seat in anticipation. Violin music is equally powerful when it comes to bringing a tear to your eye.

 

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Like many professions, the world of conducting was once an exclusive boys club. Although it is still male-dominated – and many prominent figures in classical music are speaking out about the gender gap – more female conductors than ever are breaking through that glass ceiling. Over the past decade, programs have been established at conservatories around the world to help create a pipeline that puts the baton in the hands of more women.

 

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Why wait until New Year’s Eve to make your resolutions? Now’s the time to begin crafting fun, reasonable, and easy-to-uphold resolutions (or intentions) that inspire you to be the best string musician YOU can be.

 

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Long before Mimi Zweig launched her ground-breaking website StringPedagogy, she developed a teaching style that blends her own ideas with her past teachers’ influences, as well as elements of other philosophies she admires. The result is a method that has helped guide generations of students to successful music careers as performers and teachers.

 

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ith Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a constant barrage of holiday-themed advertising aimed at consumers, it’s not too difficult to lose sight of the “reason for the season.” This time of year, many people include charity work with their traditional gift-giving. Working at a local soup kitchen or volunteering to serve meals at a shelter is a great way to give back for the holidays. Indeed, sharing your time and talents with others is one of the best ways to celebrate the season.

 

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17 Sources for Learning Music Online While Sheltering in Place

17 Sources for Learning Music Online While Sheltering in Place

Rather than looking at sheltering in place as an unhappy situation, embrace it. Let's look at this time as a gift and make the most of it by expanding our knowledge and horizons. We’ve put together these resources to pique your interest and hopefully among them, you’ll find something just right for you:

 

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Top 36 Remote Music Collaboration Tools for Teachers and Students

Top 36 Remote Music Collaboration Tools for Teachers and Students

Despite shelter-in-place and social distancing mandates, the good news is there are plenty of ways to keep connecting with our friends, school mates, teachers, colleagues. Even cooler — we can reach out to new people and even music industry experts in other states and countries! To get started, we‘ve pulled together different online tools, platforms, and resources. They’ll help you share and collaborate to create and perform music right from the comfort of your own home (or from wherever you are).

 

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Great Summer Music Camps - Apply Now! (Updated for 2020 - Covid-19)

Great Summer Music Camps - Apply Now! (Updated for 2020 - Covid-19)

Given the current COVID-19 crisis, music camps are all evaluating their summer offerings. The best way to find out the current status of any of these programs is to contact them directly.

Springtime has arrived and it's that time again for applying to summer music camps. String music camps are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet passionate musicians from all over the U.S. and the world, to develop skills under the tutelage of the most notable professional string instructors in the industry.

 

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Insights from the World's Best Film Score Composers

Insights from the World's Best Film Score Composers

As the movie awards season comes to a close, we thought we'd take a look at film composers. As musicians, we understand that movies wouldn’t pack nearly the emotional punch they have without the right soundtrack. While many movie soundtracks are primarily filled with clips of songs not written specifically for that movie, most will also include at least one original piece — if not an entire score.

 

Read More

Top 10 Love Songs on the Violin

Top 10 Love Songs on the Violin

The much-celebrated wedding website, The Knot, recently published a roster with some of the best love songs of all time. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we can’t think of a better gift for our string musicians than a list of romantic songs. All of them are contenders for serenading your love on Valentine’s or any other day.

 

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7 Top Violin Movie Soundtracks

7 Top Violin Movie Soundtracks

When it comes to expressing emotion or setting a mood, string instruments are unmatched. Among them, the violin is perhaps the most versatile. That’s why violin music stands out so prominently in some of the most memorable film scores. It can mesmerize you and bring you to the edge of your seat in anticipation. Violin music is equally powerful when it comes to bringing a tear to your eye.

 

Read More

Top 5 Female Conductors

Top 5 Female Conductors

Like many professions, the world of conducting was once an exclusive boys club. Although it is still male-dominated – and many prominent figures in classical music are speaking out about the gender gap – more female conductors than ever are breaking through that glass ceiling. Over the past decade, programs have been established at conservatories around the world to help create a pipeline that puts the baton in the hands of more women.

 

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New Year’s Musical Resolutions

New Year’s Musical Resolutions

Why wait until New Year’s Eve to make your resolutions? Now’s the time to begin crafting fun, reasonable, and easy-to-uphold resolutions (or intentions) that inspire you to be the best string musician YOU can be.

 

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StringOvation Exclusive: Mimi Zweig’s Pedagogy Style - Patience, Practice, and Freedom

StringOvation Exclusive: Mimi Zweig’s Pedagogy Style - Patience, Practice, and Freedom

Long before Mimi Zweig launched her ground-breaking website StringPedagogy, she developed a teaching style that blends her own ideas with her past teachers’ influences, as well as elements of other philosophies she admires. The result is a method that has helped guide generations of students to successful music careers as performers and teachers.

 

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Give Back For the Holidays - Perform At A Retirement Home Or Hospital

Give Back For the Holidays - Perform At A Retirement Home Or Hospital

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ith Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a constant barrage of holiday-themed advertising aimed at consumers, it’s not too difficult to lose sight of the “reason for the season.” This time of year, many people include charity work with their traditional gift-giving. Working at a local soup kitchen or volunteering to serve meals at a shelter is a great way to give back for the holidays. Indeed, sharing your time and talents with others is one of the best ways to celebrate the season.

 

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