“With clear mental maps established, musicians play or sing with abandon, knowing that they can’t get lost.”
–The Musician’s Way, p. 35
The Winter 2024 issue of The Musician’s Way Newsletter has arrived in subscribers’ inboxes and is being widely shared.
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Here’s a glimpse of the dozens of articles and resources compiled in the Winter 2024 issue:
Better Music Practice
Multiple articles address ways to increase the productivity of solo practice, improve sight-reading skills, and reduce physical tension.
Another piece helps rusty musicians to begin practicing and making music again.
For collaborating musicians, one article spotlights three elements of trust that empower ensemble members and groups leaders to optimize their creativity. There’s also inspiring information for orchestra players and conductors that illustrates how ensembles are innovating their rehearsal and performance practices.
The U.S. Department of State has renewed its efforts toward intercultural understanding via a Global Music Initiative that launched in September. This new issue of The Musician’s Way Newsletter provides background information and a link to access funding programs.
Additional links point to stories about the Philadelphia Orchestra and its relationship with China, highlighting their historic tour in 1973 and continuing to a 50th-anniversary event that took place in 2023.
The music industry evolves at an ever-increasing rate, so The Musician’s Way Newsletter consistently zeroes in on fresh developments.
This new issue reports on proven audience-building strategies, a massive music archive that needs a new home, the sale of the performing rights organization BMI, and more.
Music Teacher Resources
Music educators provide vital services for individuals and communities worldwide. This edition of The Musician’s Way Newsletter offers valuable resources for teachers to renew their energies, access teaching tips, and gather materials for themselves and their students.
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