Archive for February 2010

All That is Good in Music

“On a whim a few months ago, we submitted one of Rachael’s songs to the International Songwriting Competition. We just found out that she was selected as one of 16 finalists in the Teen Category. When you realize there are 15,000 applications to the contest, and that she became a finalist in the Teen category…

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Own the Podium & Rule Number Six

The intentions were in place, the preparation – both physically and mentally … but why did some athletes who were expected to win gold at the 2010 Olympics not “own the podium”. The answer might lie in the secret of Rule Number Six.  In the book, “The Art of Possibility” Benjamin Zander relates a story…

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Engineering a Journey of Passion

In the mid 90’s, he approached me to talk with his parents about changing his focus from engineering to music study in composition.  During his final year of high school, he composed an overture for the play “Arsenic and Old Lace’ and two compositions for his graduation written for choir, soloists, flute, clarinet, violins, violas,…

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