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Music teacher says the arts are just as important as math, science

Longview Daily News
by Leslie Slape

Symposium-Brian-MitchellBrian Mitchell, vocal instructor at Mark Morris High School, said “it’s easy to feel like an island” teaching music when the emphasis in education now is on academics and test scores.

But at a Yale University symposium in June, Mitchell discovered that music teachers around the nation are “dealing with the exact same struggles. It doesn’t matter where we were from or how big our programs were. We were all dealing with pressures (for students) to do other things.” MORE

Published October 28, 2013
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30 Under 30: Domenic Salerni brings his strings to Atlanta’s percolating classical music scene

Arts ATL
By Mark Gresham

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The Vega Quartet, with Salerni at left

Domenic Salerni joined the Vega String Quartet, Atlanta’s professional quartet-in-residence at Emory University, as its first violinist in 2010 at age 23. The post is a full-time position with extensive responsibilities to the university during the academic year as an artist affiliate. There are significant performances with the quartet during the summer, and an expectation that its members also have an active professional life outside the quartet. MORE

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Classical Music Composer Sharon Ruchman Releases Sixth CD, “A Bit of Tango and More…”

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Classical music composer and pianist, Sharon Ruchman of Washington, Connecticut, announced her recent departure from traditional classical music with the October 2013 release of her sixth CD of original music, “A Bit of Tango and More…..” The newly-released CD features 13 tracks of Ruchman’s original music which includes two tangos, “Slow Tango” and “Milonga.” An accomplished and prolific classical music composer, Ruchman has gained international recognition as her music is aired on classical radio stations around the globe. MORE

Published October 28, 2013
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