October 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Members Play in the Arabic-Egytian Workshop

On October 22, 2011, Carnegie Hall hosted an Arabic-Egyptian music workshop in New York, led by master violinist Riad Abdel-Gawad. Six talented Musical Exchange members honed their improvisation skills in this day long masterclass. Catch up on the action with this recap of the live updates posted during the session.

Participants (left to right)…


Added by Carnegie Hall on October 27, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

National High School Choral Festival


Added by Carnegie Hall on October 26, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Hartt School of Music-University of Hartford

I had a really great college experience. I visited Hartt and several other schools when I was trying to decide where I wanted to apply/audition for college. I was looking for music education programs that would give me real opportunities to work with kids while I was in school, but that also had performance opportunities for non-performance majors. I knew that I didn't want to go to a conservatory, and I also didn't want to be at a really…


Added by Avital Rosen on October 24, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

WCC - Westminster Choir College

When looking back to my college experience, I probably did it all wrong.  I went to a school because I liked the way the campus looked. I only decided in my senior year of high school that I wanted to study music, so I didn't have the experience of taking private piano lessons for years.  I decided that I didn't want a performance major during my first 3 weeks of school.  That being said, I think I made some pretty wise choices.  I didn't know it at the time, but I was trusting my…


Added by Sue Landis on October 24, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Carnegie Hall Stories: Part 2

Carnegie Hall’s First Opening Night: Tchaikovsky Pulls a Fast One?

As far uptown as Carnegie Hall was back in 1891, it wasn’t too far to draw the society crowd to the very first opening night on May 5. The hall was packed with the movers and shakers of the time:… Continue

Added by Carnegie Hall on October 18, 2011 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Member Spotlight: Yangtila Ozukum Was Born This Way

Featured Member Yangtila Ozukum

from Nagaland, Kohima, India

Carnegie Hall:
What are three things you love about music?

Yangtila: Music is everything to me, especially when I’m sad. I really love listening to music. When I'm bored, the…


Added by Carnegie Hall on October 17, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Flash Activity: A Musician’s Tour of Your City

The Activity:

If a musician comes to your town on tour, what places would he or she visit?

In the comments section below, upload pictures of places in your city or town where concerts take place, and tell us why you enjoy attending these music venues.

The Theme:

We recently celebrated Carnegie Hall’s opening night concert. The Russian composer Tchaikovsky visited the United States in 1891…


Added by Carnegie Hall on October 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

"We Shall Overcome," what does it mean to us today?

What will be the protest music of this century?

What do you feel is worth fighting for?

How do you capture a moment in time, or a specific place, in sound?

You might start by imagining yourself as archeologists or anthropologists of the song "We Shall Overcome" / "Hum Honge Kamyab" -- a song that played an important role in the Civil Rights movement in the United States and then migrated to India, where it became a popular anthem.

  • What can we…

Added by Samita Sinha on October 11, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Catch up on the Last Live Chat

Check out the latest from this week's live chat!

Lots of faces made an appearance. The conversation was led by Samita, Julia, and Aram - the three artists you've heard all over the Ragas to Rock…


Added by Carnegie Hall on October 7, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

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