Forwarded Workshop Info: — ARSC PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 2016 — — TWO-DAY MEDIA PRESERVATION BOOT CAMP — For this year’s pre-conference workshop, the ARSC Education & Training Committee and Technical Committee present a Media Preservation Boot Camp, May 10–11. Learn media preservation basics with workshops led by experts on a variety of topics at the Indiana […]

[CFP]19th Biennial IASPM Conference Call For Papers

Forwarded CFP Info: Popular Music Studies Today 19th Biennial IASPM Conference 26 June – 30 June 2017 University of Kassel Germany Popular Music Studies are today a key field of enquiry. Exploring the parameters of research on popular music in contemporary times lies at the centre of the 19th Biennial IASPM Conference. The Executive Committee […]

Peking Opera Percussion Workshop @ Jonas Clarke School

Had a Peking opera percussion workshop with about 90 students from their Mandarin Chinese program at Jonas Clarke School. Happy to see so many curious young souls showing their great interests in learning music from other cultures.  Interestingly, for many of them, it’s also a great opportunity to explore their “own” culture.     The […]

Playing an instrument benefits your brain – what instrument and who’s brain?

Recently watched this TEDed video talking about how playing an instrument works like mental/full body workout vitalizing all parts of human brain (the research is not that new, though). This is sort of echoing what I usually say to my students that “we don’t know if playing music can make you smarter, but we know […]