Choir Confessions

thepennypost:

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prokopetz:

Music Fact: Classical musicians are 50% more likely to suffer permanent hearing loss than rock musicians. This is almost entirely due to exposure to bass drums; a single orchestral bass drum is louder than an electric guitar at maximum amplification, and provides one-third of the audible power of a standard 75-piece symphony orchestra.

via operagirlie · originally by prokopetz

notxam:

if you do one thing with your day today, please make it watching this otamatone cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

via icecaffemocha · originally by notxam
Hey followers, know what day it is today?

mahleriana:

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Happy Birthday 154th to the composer and conductor and my dead boyfriend and my blog’s namesake and generally a very important composer to me Gustav Mahler!

Expect a ton of Mahler-related posts today for which I will not apologize (for obvious reasons).

May your day be filled with HAMMER BLOWS OF FATE, existential ANGST, and childlike awe.

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via liederderp · originally by mahleriana

could you please help me out? my friend is a vocal major at texas A&M in corpus christi and she’s been accepted to a vocal workshop this summer. but because she’s just graduated and will be moving to boston to go to grad school at the longy school of music, money is really tight for her and funding this workshop is a bit of an issue for her. she’s started a gofundme and has raised only about $250 so far. the cost of the workshop is $1,600. idk if you do this sort of thing, but if you could post this so your followers can see, that would be so amazing. we would be eternally grateful for your generosity.
she’s a wonderful, genuine person, a hard worker, and a terrific singer. she’s also in sigma alpha iota.
the link to her gofundme is here

weloveshortvideos:

How to hit high notes…

murphels:

Jimmy, Kevin Spacey and their barbershop quartet, The Ragtime Gals, sing Jason Derulo’s hit song “Talk Dirty.”

via definedbythesystem · originally by murphels

beethoven:

pinthetailonthehonky:

the problem with classical music is that even if you know and heard a song a bunch of times there is no way to figure out what its called because there are no lyrics and all of them are named like symphony 5 adagio in G minor like how the fuck am i supposed to solve that mystery im going to lose my fucking mind. 

bless

via catsandviolins · originally by pinthetailonthehonky

theangryviolinist:

rmlfvr:

These classical musicians play their instruments in a way you’ve never seen before.

A rather compelling visual experience, on top of being a flawless musical demonstration, performed by Salut Salon, a charming German quartet from Hamburg. 

i aspire to be this women

via catsandviolins · originally by youtube.com

thatsopranochick:

jobynaralstons:

HEY please go and sign this petition to ask the San Diego Opera board to reconsider closing the company at the end of next month.

This decision was made privately, with no warning, no input from community, staff or performers, with no calls for support. Over 400 employees including chorus, stagehands, technicians, and administration will lose their jobs. Members of the SD Symphony, who play for SDO, will lose an enormous amount of income. Yes, some debts were looming, cutbacks would have been necessary, and more support needed. But the city and the opera community were never given a chance to provide that support.

Of course, the general director and his wife are benefiting financially from their decision. But they don’t OWN San Diego Opera. We, the operagoers, the employees, performers, volunteers and fans, DO. 

Even if you’re not into opera (and if not, why the hell not), this would be an enormous loss for the city, and performing arts as a whole. Losing an organization of this size and stature will hurt across the board. Art isn’t profitable, and in this economy, it’s more vulnerable than ever. We have to stand up and FIGHT for it.

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE 

Go sign this. Opera is ALways worth saving.

via thatsopranochick · originally by jobynaralstons
I’m totally going to be that Music teacher who uses Memes to explain things like…

karilynhollyday:

20th Century Music….

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Theory…

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And…

Neapolitan 6th Chords…

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And these will just be hanging in my classroom.

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via thatsopranochick · originally by karilynhollyday

inhimthereisnoshadowofturning:

bachtothefugue:

tbh my favorite type of ice cream is schubert

how does this not have more notes?!

"The terror of performing never goes away. Instead you get very, very comfortable being terrified."
— Eric Whitacre (via regurgitatedrebellion)