No. 281, September 2018

No. 281, September 2018

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Special Focus: College & Conservatory


Real-World Experience

Shanghai Orchestra Academy taps international principal players in cutting-edge curriculum

By Cristina Schreil


All That Jazz

Violinist Scott Tixier on studying jazz music on a conservatory track

By David Templeton


Get Comfortable

Eastman cello professor Steven Doane on the lessons his incoming students most often need to learn

By Sarah Freiberg


A Glimpse into the Future

Traditional conservatories offer specialized tracks for the 21st-century performer

By Cristina Schreil


Finding Her Path

The eclectic musical world of Lucia Micarelli

By Greg Cahill


Two Leaders Better than One?

In many ensembles, the concertmaster role is shared between two (or more)

By Brian Wise


Fanfare for an Uncommon Woman

Composer Joan Tower at 80

By Thomas May


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

BBC announces 2018 Next Generation Artists; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with ETHEL cellist Dorothy Lawson, and more


Shop Talk

Bow maker John Greenwood on the artistic process of completing a bow


What’s in the Case?

Violist Cynthia Phelps reflects on the depth and warmth of her Gasparo da Salò


New Products

Thomastik-Infeld launches Alphayue strings for viola and cello


On My Music Stand

Cellist Barbara Bogatin on the qualities found within Mahler’s Third Symphony


My Studio

Solutions can be found by taking a broader view



For the Record: Cellist Amit Peled on finding his voice with Casals’ cello and an atypical recording process. Onstage: Violinist Tessa Lark delivers Corigliano’s ‘Red Violin: Suite’ with gusto. On Record: Hawktail’s debut recording weaves homespun progressions with bluegrass, and more.

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