No. 163, November 2008


Jazz Violinist Jenny Scheinman Profiled
Eclectic musical taste yields marvelous results By Robert L. Doerschuk

Avant-Chamber Group Ethel Hits the Road
Truck-Stop tour to the American Heartland finds eager collaborators By James Reel

The Sound of Healing
How strings players can get a foothold in a growing field of music therapy By Donna Shryer

15 Reasons to Consider LA for Your a String Education
Los Angeles has become a key destination for college- and conservatory-bound string students By Greg Cahill

Getting Ready
Teen cellist Gabriel Cabezas starts preparing for a career in a college or conservatory By Gabriel Cabezas

Be Your Own Teacher
Violinist Joshua Bell says string students should learn from as many teachers as possible By Rory Williams


News & Notes
News & Notes Violinist James Ehnes and former Seattle Symphony principal cellist Joshua Roman record a CD/DVD of collector David Fulton's rare stringed instruments; jazz violinist Christian Howes is hoping to attract a new demographic with his album, Heartfelt (Resonance Records); plus Benchmarks

News Spotlight
Report on Nathaniel Ayers film and book projects A journey from Juilliard to Skid Row to Disney Hall By Louise Lee
Strings 101
Developing Your Individual Sound It may be challenging, but not impossible By Mimi Rabson

Master Class
Q+A with Cellist David Ying A discussion of the Tchaikovsky string quartets with the Ying Quartet cellist By Donald Seibert

Teaching Strings
Teaching Improv Introduce improvisation in your lesson plan at all skill levels in four easy steps By Mimi Rabson

On Record
Reviews Violinist Philippe Quint: John Corigliano's Red Violin Caprices; Leonid Kogan: Legendary Treasures, Vol. 1; Philippe Quint's Ned Rorem: Pilgrims for String Orchestra; Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile

In Print
ReviewsBrahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 77; The Soloist by Steve Lopez; Potpourri, Op. 94 (Fantasie) for viola and orchestra; The Stravinsky Violin Collection: 9 Pieces for Violin and Piano; and the Trio Sonata in G (after BWV 1038) for violin, viola, and basso continuo by J.S. Bach/C.P.E. Bach

Advertiser Index
Advertiser Index A list of advertisers from the November 2008 issue

Shop Visit
A Visit to the Workshop of Marilyn Wallin Boston violin maker discusses contemporary viola making By Erin Shrader

New Products
New Products BAM Classic 3 violin case, Artino central-latch carbon-fiber cello case, Oasis Case Humidifier By Erin Shrader

Nashville Fiddler Luke Bulla A little bit of James Dean, a whole lotta innovation By Robert L. Doerschuk

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