No. 233, September 2014

No. 233, September 2014

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Nadja’s Way

Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg soars on the latest New Century Chamber Orchestra recording

By Laurence Vittes


A Song in Her Heart

Jazz violinist Sarva Caswell 

on the art of being yourself

By David Templeton


The Musical Treasures of the Sierra Madre

The residents of Copper Canyon, Mexico, 

use centuries-old techniques to craft 

New World violins 

By Karen Petersen


Special Focus on College & Conservatory Education


Are You Ready for the Real World?

Are US conservatories preparing string players for the job world?

By Louise Lee


Building the Better 21st-Century Program

SF Conservatory of Music launches 

$17 million innovation project 

By Greg Cahill


Classical Label Partners with Miami Music School

Universal Music teams up 

with the Frost School of Music

By Laurence Vittes


Instrument Bank Lends a Helping Hand

For those hampered by a limited instrument budget, the Virtu Foundation can help 

musicians blossom 

By Louise Lee


The Education Directory

Our annual guide to colleges, conservatories, 

and community-music schools


Strings 101

A two-part strategy to improve your tone

4 steps to better bass bowing 

in a French style



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