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5 Classical Works to Help You Ease Bach Into School


Earlier this summer, the United States senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act, declaring music and the arts as core subjects. To many, the benefits of arts education are obvious. more…

♪ ♪ Musical Footwear That’ll Make Your Soles Sing ♪ ♪


Need a bit more music in your wardrobe? We’ve got you covered. We found some musical shoes that are sure to knock your socks off. Tell us your favorite pair more…

FYI, Now You Can Get Bling For Your Strings


For a performance, musicians prepare much more than just music. Everything has to be in order from what you play to what you wear. In her New York Times article more…

5 Dogs That Really Dig Debussy V●ᴥ●V


Claude Debussy is doubtless one of the most popular composers among classical music lovers today. But it turns out humans aren’t the only ones who dig Debussy. Dogs can’t seem more…

3 Latino “Mozarts” Classical Music Lovers Should Know


There are three Latino composers who have often been compared to Mozart. Two of them were called “Mozarts” by their contemporaries:  Chevalier de Saint Georges, born in the French-Caribbean island of more…

5 Reasons Why W.A. Mozart’s “Great” Mass in C minor is Just As Great As His Requiem

W.A. Mozart has composed some of the most beloved works of music in history. Many are familiar with some of his sacred music, in particular his Requiem. But his last more…

3 Brazilian Composers Who Aren’t Heitor Villa-Lobos


Brazilian musical titan Heitor Villa-Lobos created over 1,000 works in his lifetime and many consider him to be the greatest composer from Brazil. Along with his substantial work, Villa-Lobos also more…

15 Sopranos Singing One of the Craziest Coloratura Arias


One of the most difficult coloratura arias in the entire operatic repertoire, “Les oiseaux dans la charmille,” comes from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman (Les contes d’Hoffmann). The piece is more…

15 Classical Musicians Who Are Out and Proud


June is LGBT Pride Month, and we are celebrating musicians who are out and proud. Besides just inspiring audience through their talents as musicians, the people below inspire others by more…

7 Summer Festivals in the Midwest That Every Classical Music Lover Should Visit


One of the best parts about summer is attending music festivals! While the coasts boast many music festivals, the Midwest is host to some of the oldest music festivals in more…