In Episode 44 of the Harp Column Podcast, host Kristina Finch and I chat about my article What Makes A Musical Role Model in the November-December 2018 issue of Harp Column. We talk about how I researched this article, and my personal role models. This episode also includes Kristina's conversations with the 20th International Harp Contest in Israel first and second prize winners, Lenka Petrovic and Joel von Lerber. For more practical harp news and information visit www.harpcolumn.com, and tune in for more podcasts taking you behind the stories in Harp Column.
I'm pleased to share another article I've written for the Harp Column!
I asked harpists of all ages and career paths about their musical role models, and the impact these important people have on their lives today.
“An idol may have a desirable, glamorous life that we eye appreciatively but never actually emulate. A hero may blaze the way forward, teaching and encouraging. But a role model is a person who offers, often unwittingly, an accessible pattern of living,” writes Faith Durand, editor-in-chief at The Kitchn food blog. With that definition in mind, who is your musical role model? What qualities do they inspire you to emulate in your daily life?
Harp Column Subscribers can read the full article here: https://harpcolumn.com/blog/what-makes-a-musical-role-model/
I had a great time talking with Hosts Abigail Peterson and Christine Goodner about balancing teaching and a rigorous performance schedule on episode 24 of their Beyond the Music Lesson Podcast! This is a fantastic podcast to inspire your music education journey for parents, teachers, and students alike!
Listen using the links above or find it on Spotify, iTunes, or your favorite podcast platform.
The Midwest Harp Festival held at the University of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma features intensive summer harp study for students of all ages as well as a competition. On of my former adult students Linda Goodman of Austin, TX placed first in the Advanced I division in the 2017 Midwest Harp Festival Solo Competition. Linda is pictured above (2nd from right) at the winners recital after performing Marcel Tournier’s Au Matin. I am so proud of Linda's hard work over the years and her amazing performance at the competition!
Read more about the 2017 Midwest Harp Festival online here: https://www.harpcolumn.com/midwest-harp-festival-underway/
After months of research and writing, my new feature article is available now in the July/August issue of Harp Column!
Tracing your harp heritage can lead to fascinating discoveries. Find out which famous figures you are related to and what it means for your harp identity. We all have a teacher in common with almost every other harpist on the planet, if we go back in history far enough!
Harp Column subscribers can read the full article here:
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