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Springtime is busy for students, parents, schools, and communities, but don’t let spring fever cloud your future visions of summer music camps. Now is the time to apply or you could lose your prospective spot at some of the nation’s best music camps.

 

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nother list, another opportunity for people to debate who belongs on it. You can pick apart our list of the 10 Romantic Composers You Need to Know or you can stay here and let us know which of your favorite Classical era composers you think we've left off this list.

 

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Let the historians and musicologists argue over the exact start and end dates of the Romantic Era. What's important is that it was a looooooooong stretch of time full of amazing artistic output – including some of the best music in the Western canon.

 

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For pure violin motivation, here are some quotes from those musicians, conductors, and composers who know the instrument and its challenges best:

 

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Any violinist, from beginner to teacher, can find inspiration in the words of the world’s greatest violinists. Their insight on their craft, the violin, the arts, and life are all touchstones for our own personal and musical development.

 

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New Year’s always brings with it a renewed sense of purpose. We all have a fresh slate on which to inscribe new opportunity and achievement. Then February rolls around and it feels like the new year is going along in much the same way as last year.

 

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Music is always a memorable part of this time of year – from holiday concerts to carolers. The viola and the violist should not be overlooked! Here are 11 songs and one song book that provide a wealth of holiday sheet music for the violist.

 

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With so much to plan and arrange for the holidays, you can make your most unique contribution to the season by learning a song or two to perform for family and friends. Food, ambience, and good company are all integral pieces of the holiday get-togethers, but so is the music. 

 

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Wondering what to get your budding string musician as a gift for the holiday season? We have plenty of ideas for you, and we’re sure they’ll love each and every one.

 

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Great Summer Music Camps for 2019 - Apply Now!

Great Summer Music Camps for 2019 - Apply Now!

Springtime is busy for students, parents, schools, and communities, but don’t let spring fever cloud your future visions of summer music camps. Now is the time to apply or you could lose your prospective spot at some of the nation’s best music camps.

 

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10 Classical Period Composers You Need to Know

10 Classical Period Composers You Need to Know

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nother list, another opportunity for people to debate who belongs on it. You can pick apart our list of the 10 Romantic Composers You Need to Know or you can stay here and let us know which of your favorite Classical era composers you think we've left off this list.

 

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10 Romantic Composers You Need to Know

10 Romantic Composers You Need to Know

 

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20 Hours of the Best Music from the Romantic Era

20 Hours of the Best Music from the Romantic Era

Let the historians and musicologists argue over the exact start and end dates of the Romantic Era. What's important is that it was a looooooooong stretch of time full of amazing artistic output – including some of the best music in the Western canon.

 

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18 Motivational Quotes for Violinists

18 Motivational Quotes for Violinists

For pure violin motivation, here are some quotes from those musicians, conductors, and composers who know the instrument and its challenges best:

 

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21 Quotes By Famous Violinists

21 Quotes By Famous Violinists

Any violinist, from beginner to teacher, can find inspiration in the words of the world’s greatest violinists. Their insight on their craft, the violin, the arts, and life are all touchstones for our own personal and musical development.

 

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4 New Year's Resolutions Every String Musician Can Keep

4 New Year's Resolutions Every String Musician Can Keep

New Year’s always brings with it a renewed sense of purpose. We all have a fresh slate on which to inscribe new opportunity and achievement. Then February rolls around and it feels like the new year is going along in much the same way as last year.

 

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Holiday Songs For The Viola

Holiday Songs For The Viola

Music is always a memorable part of this time of year – from holiday concerts to carolers. The viola and the violist should not be overlooked! Here are 11 songs and one song book that provide a wealth of holiday sheet music for the violist.

 

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Holiday Songs For The Cello

Holiday Songs For The Cello

With so much to plan and arrange for the holidays, you can make your most unique contribution to the season by learning a song or two to perform for family and friends. Food, ambience, and good company are all integral pieces of the holiday get-togethers, but so is the music. 

 

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Best Holiday Gifts for the String Musician

Best Holiday Gifts for the String Musician

Wondering what to get your budding string musician as a gift for the holiday season? We have plenty of ideas for you, and we’re sure they’ll love each and every one.

 

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