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The Late Starters Orchestra

In which I take the plunge and join a string orchestra packed with other adult amateurs

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Sphinx Founder Assails US Orchestras for Lack of Ethnic Diversity

Aaron Dworkin calls on orchestras to devote 5 percent of budgets to hiring Black and Latino string players

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The Minnesota Orchestra is Dead. Long Live the Minneapolis Symphony!

Is it time for the mighty MO's musicians to band together as a new symphony?

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It’s Time to Re-Invent String Pedagogy for the 21st Century

How traditional string education is letting down students and stifling creativity

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Teen Strings: The Power of Music

A tour abroad reveals how music transcends place and forges ties among strangers

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Teen Strings: Music & the Mind

A passion for the cello could lead to a career finding the effects of music on the human mind

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Teen Strings: Sharing the Joy

The cello opened up the world of music to this aspiring musician and music teacher

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What Is to Be Made of These Good-Looking Violinists?

Male virtuosos with high cheekbones are vexing to some high-art traditionalists

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Let’s Rebrand the Alt-Styles Movement

We need to define what is missing from classical-music education

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