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Inside “Opus 30″

Inside “Opus 30″

Posted: April 27, 2015

Most people will never write a piece of music. But in Vermont this winter, more than 110 students worked with 12 professional composer mentors to create their own composition. Music-COMP is a community of music educators, professional composer mentors, music organizations, and pre-service educators who encourage and support music composition for students. The work is done online. On Wednesday, April 29, 25 students—ranging in age from eight to eighteen years old—will rehearse with nine professional musicians to prepare pieces for "Opus 30." The work will be performed that evening at the Chandler Music Hall. Sandi MacLeod, Ed. D, is executive director of Music-COMP and took time to answer some questions about the upcoming event. Read More
ArtMail 4.16.2015

ArtMail 4.16.2015

Posted: April 16, 2015

In ArtMail 4.16.2015 grant deadlines | nomination deadlines | enthusiasm for Creative Network forums | engaging arts audiences | ANIMAL | Stowe and Vermont Arts 2015 on smithsonianmag.com Read More
Absorbing “ANIMAL”

Absorbing “ANIMAL”

Posted: April 16, 2015

Hanna Satterlee seemed calm at the North Branch café. The dancer/choreographer’s choice of tea was cooling: half mint, half lemon, iced. As we began talking, she mentioned her tendency to speak in a monotone voice. I wondered how she stayed so even overall; the final rehearsal for “ANIMAL” was the next day and her schedule is full, but it didn’t show in her demeanor. Read More
The (Arts Marketing) Lowe Down

The (Arts Marketing) Lowe Down

Posted: April 16, 2015

The following commentary was written by Jim Lowe, Arts Editor of the Rutland Herald and The Times Argus, for the Sunday, April 12, 2015 issue. The Lowe Down: Why isn’t our arts marketing working? Marketing has always been a challenge for the performing arts, particularly those with a more highbrow … Read More
ArtMail 4.2.2015

ArtMail 4.2.2015

Posted: April 2, 2015

This week in ArtMail: Jammin’ with the Arts | Poetry Month | Poet Laureate Nominations | Awards Nomination Season | Featured Story: Two free Hours | Vermont Creative Network … Read More
Two Free Hours

Two Free Hours

Posted: March 31, 2015

This is Serious Being diagnosed with cancer is serious business. It’s scary and it’s sad. Within hours, you are cast into a divided world. Some people know about your condition and some people don’t; some people understand what you’re going through and some have no idea. Decisions are made: What … Read More