Posts tagged ‘life’

Into the Woods

This is one of my favorite musicals!!!

Produced by The Theatre Company

Weekends August 6-15

Stephen Sondeheim’s award-winning musical fairy tale on TTC’s stage for summer 2010! Since the Broadway debut of Into The Woods, when Broadway superstar, Bernadette Peters, brought acclaim to the show with her performance as the Witch, it has become a favorite of theater actors and audiences alike! The original Broadway production garnered three Tony awards in 1988—a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera—and two more Tonys for the 2002 Broadway revival! Inspired by Bruno Bettelheim’s 1976 book, The Uses of Enchantment, the Sondheim classic interweaves the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. Using main characters from Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella, the musical is tied together by a more original story of a Baker and his wife, and their quest to start a family. The show includes references to numerous other well-known tales.

August 2, 2010 at 1:43 am Leave a comment

Fostering a love of music in your family

Fostering a love of music in your family – In The Parenthood – Boston.com

The benefits of music education are well known: Playing an instrument can help the development of areas of the brain devoted to language and reasoning, reading music can help children understand fractions and proportional math and boost their abilities in science and technology, practicing music underscores the rewards of dedication and hard work, and performing in front of a crowd helps kids learn how to evaluate risk and handle anxiety. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, really.

In spite of this, music and arts education continues to be one of the first things on the chopping block as cash-strapped schools try to trim their budgets. What can parents do to bridge the gap at home?

May 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm Leave a comment

Rasin Brahms

I LOVE this ad campaign sponsored by Americans for the Arts!!!!


May 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Beauty and the Beast Ballet

May 22, 2010

5:45pm- Beauty and the Beast Ballet

7pm- “The Fame” Spring Dance Show


Rudder High School

3251 Austin’s Colony Parkway

Bryan, Texas 77808

A teacup from the show


May 16, 2010 at 1:43 am Leave a comment

What if we were all to make music at home?

The Little Drummer Boy

May 14, 2010 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

From the Band Room to the Boardroom

The 9 Common Lessons of Music Education That Translate into Success

by Craig M. Cortello excerpt from Everything We Needed to Know About Business, We Learned Playing Music

1. Confidence and Self-Esteem (Stepping Up to the Mic)

2. Collaboration and Teamwork (I’m in the Band)

3. Leadership (Conducting Your Symphony of Employees)

4. Salesmanship and Branding (Give the Fans What They Want)

5. Creativity & Innovation (Improvising From the Charts)

6. Risk Acceptance (Let’s Just “Jam”)

7. Discipline and Fundamentals (Learning the “Scales” of Your Profession)

8. Individuality (Make Your Own Kind of Music)

9. Passion (Play it With Feeling)

May 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

The First Post!

I’ve been searching for a way to keep everyone abreast of what is happening, share some of my muses about music education and have an outlet to post concerts and goings on in town having to do with the arts.

If you’re a Facebooker join our cause! Advance Music Education sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference.

And lastly I leave you with this: Music & Life by Alan Watts

April 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment


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