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Cremona Musica presents the new platform “mfclassrooms” for online music lessons

2020-06-01T11:16:20+00:00

At a time when in many countries of the world musical training activities are strongly reduced, mfClassrooms allows to overcome geographical barriers and the physical distance between teacher and student, offering the possibility to continue the lessons, with an audio quality comparable to that of a CD (stereo audio, frequency response from 0 to 20,000 Hz, and sampling at 48 KHz). The video recording function of the lessons allows the student to listen to the lesson again, to treasure all the details of the teaching received. The mfClassrooms platform has been developed to allow Conservatories, Academies and Music Schools to conduct individual music [...]

Cremona Musica presents the new platform “mfclassrooms” for online music lessons2020-06-01T11:16:20+00:00

New book on the American Wind Symphony Orchestra

2020-05-28T11:43:16+00:00

While the stories of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, led by Robert Austin Boudreau, have been told in cinema pieces, newspapers, and other written collections before, (see also Point Counterpoint II) The Messengers and the Music devotes every inch of its pages to the largest commissioning program for Wind Orchestra. Written together by Robert and Kathleen Boudreau, the text outlines some historical context to the organization as a whole, all the while taking the reader through the culture and continents of each composer. If you are looking for exciting works, or for titles and scores previously unheard in the repertoire of [...]

New book on the American Wind Symphony Orchestra2020-05-28T11:43:16+00:00

Warsaw Wind Ensembles Composition Contest 2020

2020-05-24T10:02:35+00:00

Warsaw Wind Music Association and PWM Edition invite to take part in the International Composition Contest for Wind Orchestra - Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020. This is the first edition of the international competition for composers, the subject of which is to write a premiere composition for a concert wind orchestra. The Contest is open to composers of all nationalities. Competition works will be evaluated in two categories: international and Polish. The final gala of the Contest will be held on 28 November 2020 in Warsaw. The winners will receive attractive prizes, including publication of the work in the The Wind [...]

Warsaw Wind Ensembles Composition Contest 20202020-05-24T10:02:35+00:00

7th International Composition Competition Coups de Vents 2021

2020-05-24T09:44:59+00:00

Message from Philippe Langlet, Director of Coups de Vents Dear composers, The international context linked to the Coronavirus, which we all undergo, is hardly reassuring or encouraging to date. Transportation and courier services, both public and private, are either idling, or not working at all. It is to be feared that we all encounter problems with the dispatch and / or reception of the scores for the 2021 Coups de Vents International Composition Competition. So I invite you to send us your score in PDF format, by Wetransfer (www.wetransfer.com) at cic721@coupsdevents.com, or by post: see the details of the sending methods [...]

7th International Composition Competition Coups de Vents 20212020-05-24T09:44:59+00:00

Frank B. Wickes, Louisiana State University’s longtime director of bands dies at 82.

2020-04-28T12:41:23+00:00

Wickes served as director of bands at the University of Florida from 1973 to 1980, then came to LSU. Wickes' tenure at LSU entailed conducting the LSU Wind Ensemble and teaching courses in graduate wind conducting and wind literature. He was honored by LSU in 1999 with an endowed alumni professorship and again in 2000 with a special recognition from the chancellor. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Educators Hall of Fame in 2009 Wickes' former University of Florida student, Linda Moorhouse, was associate director of bands at LSU before leaving for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, [...]

Frank B. Wickes, Louisiana State University’s longtime director of bands dies at 82.2020-04-28T12:41:23+00:00

World Music Contest (WMC) postpones 2021 edition

2020-04-10T13:52:49+00:00

The World Music Contest (WMC) in Kerkrade will be postponed due to the corona crisis. The festival, that was to take place from 8 July - 1 August 2021, will be postponed to 7 - 31 July 2022. According to the organization, the impact of the crisis that has risen cannot yet be predicted. Earlier, WMC announced that it would delay the application for entering its competitions, but after an extensive survey in the wind music sector, the organization has decided to reschedule the festival. "There's too much uncertainty at the moment for WMC and its participants to continue with the [...]

World Music Contest (WMC) postpones 2021 edition2020-04-10T13:52:49+00:00