Violin Prodigy: Amaryn Olmeda

A. Kori Hill Amaryn Olmeda is a 16-year-old violinist from Melbourne, Australia. She’s been playing violin since she was three and half and loved it so much she decided to […]

Composer Spotlight: Errollyn Wallen

A. Kori Hill Lately, when Errollyn Wallen must work on a commission, she doesn’t go to an office or a café or a library; she goes to her lighthouse.  Errollyn […]

Artist Spotlight: Titus Underwood

A. Kori Hill This may be dating me, but there were some instruments when I was a kid that were just cool. Guitar? Definitely. Jazz double bass. Without a doubt. […]

Ensemble Spotlight: Imani Winds

A. Kori Hill If you play a woodwind or brass instrument, chances are you’ve played in a wind quintet. And you’ve likely come across the work of Imani Winds. They’ll […]

Artist Spotlight: Sheku Kanneh-Mason

A. Kori Hill Meet Sheku Kanneh-Mason. A cellist from Great Britain, he travels to different countries every year, playing solo recitals or concerts with orchestras. On April 26-27, Sheku will […]

Does it Need to Sound Pretty? Part II

A. Kori Hill It’s time to meet Julia Perry! Born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1924 and raised in Akron, Ohio, Perry pursued a composition career in the United States and […]

Does it Need to Sound Pretty? Part One

A. Kori Hill If you study classical music, you’ve probably been told to take the edge out of your sound and make it pretty. There is so much classical music […]