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  Washington College | Department of Music
The music department at Washington College is committed to assisting both students who expect to study music in preparation for a professional career as well as those who wish to pursue music as an interest or avocation.
Music majors are expected to acquire a thorough grounding in history and literature, in theory, and in performance, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge creatively.
All students pursuing the study of music in a liberal arts setting, regardless of intended major or future career, are given opportunities to explore music and to develop their individual musical talents through a selection of classroom experiences, private lessons, and ensemble offerings.
music.washcoll.edu   (575 words)

 Washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Washington is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Oregon to the south (the Columbia River forming most of this border), Idaho to the east and British Columbia, Canada to the north.
Washington is also notable for being home to four of the five longest floating bridges in the world: the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge and Homer M. Hadley Bridge over Lake Washington, and the Hood Canal Bridge connecting the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas.
Washington also ranked second in the nation in grapes (all varieties taken together), apricots, asparagus (over a third of the country's production) and green peas for processing; third in the nation for wheat, prunes and plums, summer dry onions, trout and butter; fourth in barley and peaches; and fifth in cranberries and strawberries.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/w/wa/washington.html   (2305 words)

 Music of Washington : QuicklyFind Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Local music fans were split between the two groups, and the city's music scene polarized as a result.
Riot grrl is a form of hardcore punk which arose in Olympia, Washington in the 1990s and was led by bands like Bikini Kill, known for their militant feminism and raw, uncompromising sound.
Grunge music began as a mixture of heavy metal and punk rock, and arose from the hesher scene in Seattle during the 1980s.
www.quicklyfind.com /info/Music_of_Washington.htm   (686 words)

 Neuroscience for Kids - The Musical Brain
Listening to music and appreciating music is a complex process that involves memory, learning and emotions.
Although these results do show that the temporal lobe is probably involved with some aspect of music, it is unclear exactly how this area of the brain is used in the appreciation of music.
Since we are on the topic of music, why don't you relax and sing some Brain Songs and test your sense of hearing with these experiments and activities.
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/music.html   (1599 words)

 GW | Department of Music
As a university in one of the most musically active centers in the country, The George Washington University takes pride in the important and active role of music in its academic programs and campus life.
The Department of Music has a full- and part-time faculty that includes well-known performers, teachers and several members of the National Symphony.
The George Washington University is an EEO/AA employer.
www.gwu.edu /~music   (147 words)

 Contemporary Music Forum: Reviews 2000-2001 Season   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Their mandate is to present new music, and they do so with solid and enthusiastic performances and a refreshingly eclectic sense of no boundaries or rules.
The music included a very polished new work by local composer Anthony Stark, two extended monologues for soprano and solo accompanying instrument (neither involving a piano), a piano-percussion duo and a jazzy ensemble piece full of charisma.
From this mix, no grand conclusions about the state of music in the world, or Washington, emerged; but there was plenty of entertainment, and even those pieces that didn't quite work suggested the germ of something that might, with a little tweaking, be developed into new and superior compositions.
www.contemporarymusicforum.org /reviews3.html   (1571 words)

 Music of Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Riot grrl is a form of punk rock which arose in Olympia, Washington in the 1990s and was led by bands like Bikini Kill, known for their militant feminism and raw, uncompromising sound.
Metal Church had initially began in the L.A. scene, but moved to Seattle and changed the members of the band, and was one of the most know metal bands from the 80's especially because of their albums "Metal Church" (1984), "The Dark" (1986), "Blessed In Disguise" (1989) and "The Human Factor" (1991).
In 1991 (see 1991 in music), Nirvana's Nevermind, along with Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger, Pearl Jam's Ten and Alice in Chains' Dirt brought grunge to the top of the national charts, where it stayed for some years, until Kurt Cobain's death and the departure of several major bands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Washington   (1135 words)

 University of Washington School of Music - Faculty Listing
Dave Cross -- composer, arranger, clinician, guest conductor and music educator -- is highly respected for his wealth of knowledge and experiences in the field of music education.
His musical standards, integrity, sincerity, and contributions to music education have earned him the respect of the education community nationally and honors such as Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Outstanding Music Educator and induction Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame.
He has been treasurer and president of the Washington Music Educators Association, and served as president of the Washington State Chapter of the International Association of Jazz Education, president of the Sno-King and Eastern Washington Music Educators regional organizations, and co-chair of the International Jazz Education Association Vocal Jazz Resource Committee.
www.music.washington.edu /faculty/faculty_bio.php?ID=59   (284 words)

Performance space is in the southeast quadrant of Washington Square Park at the foot of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
The Festival was founded in 1953 by violinist and neighbor Alexander Schneider, member of the famed Budapest String Quartet, and the Washington Square Association.
The sole activity of The Washington Square Music Festival is to present free concerts.
www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org   (416 words)

 Music of Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The music of Washington D.C. is known for two primary scenes, hardcore and associated derivatives and a hip hop-dance music hybrid called go go.
Many Washington DC Soul and Funk artists contributed to the characteristic Go Go Sound, but the main pioneers were The Young Senators, aka "The Emperors of Go Go", known for their hit tune "Jungle", and Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, known for "Bustin' Loose", which became a surprise national hit.
Washington is known for its contribution to hardcore punk rock, particularly bands like Minor Threat and Bad Brains and Dischord Records, but it had a vibrant musical community prior to hardcore's arrival with bands like the Razz, Slickee Boys and Penetrators putting out records on local independent labels like Limp, O'Rourke, and Dacoit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Washington,_D.C.   (999 words)

 Washington Squares MP3 Downloads - Washington Squares Music Downloads - Washington Squares Music Videos
The Washington Squares were a deliberate throwback to the days of earnest, politically oriented folk groups like Peter, Paul & Mary, even though they formed 20 years after the peak of the folk...
The Washington Squares quickly worked their way up the New York club circuit in the mid-\'80s, their polished act also earning attention from New York-based television shows and national print media.
Nevertheless, the Washington Squares were able to begin touring nationally behind the album, opening for the Beach Boys and Joan Jett, among others.
www.mp3.com /washington-squares/artists/1813/summary.html   (708 words)

 Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Music
Music-making in St. Louis is represented by an active Symphony and Opera company, and many community and semi-professonal performing groups.
Washington University is in a unique position to take advantage of these resources.
If you are a new student, please be sure that you have contacted the proper person in the Department of Music before registering.
www.artsci.wustl.edu /~music   (96 words)

 Music of Washington's Time
Washington, known to be a frequent concert-goer, must have been familiar with much of the music performed in his day.
Washington was always a lover of the theatre, and attended it frequently from his early manhood in Virginia, where plays were given at Fredericksburg and Williamsburg.
Although the music is not extant today, the libretto was printed in the Freeman's journal December 19, 1781, with the explanation that it had been performed "by a company of gentlemen and ladies in the hotel of the minister of France in the presence of his Excellency General Washington and his lady".
www.englishcountrydancing.org /washingtonsmusic.html   (13822 words)

 LA Music Academy - News Archive
Those sounds were courtesy of Pasadena's top contemporary music school the LA Music Academy and scores of children participating in an outreach music enrichment program with the Park and the City of Pasadena.
For the first time in four years, Sorcini was thrilled to add the LA Music Academy to that lineup, bringing the music — quite literally — to the park and the kids.
It also gives the kids a chance to have a musical experience that hopefully will carry on from here." One of those pros was Shapes of Sound leader and LA Music Academy alumnus Lorenzo Grassi, who on July 20th introduced child after child to his electric guitar.
www.lamusicacademy.com /news/washingtonPark.asp   (578 words)

 Market Street Music - Kirkland, Washington
Between the ages of four and seven, the young child learns music best when he or she is actively engaged in making music.
Kindermusik for the Young Child is a bridge between the music play of early childhood and the more formal musical experiences of the middle childhood years.
Music nurtures a child's cognitive, emotional, social, language, and physical development.
marketstmusic.com   (426 words)

 University of Washington School of Music
Challenging musical opportunities and scholarly fulfillments await you at the University of Washington.
My University of Washington Bachelor's degree was excellent preparation for the graduate programs in music at the Juilliard School.
Students often focus upon the need "to succeed." But success in itself is not a goal - it is a result of process, the total involvement with one's studies - intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
www.music.washington.edu   (204 words)

 Music in Washington, DC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Music in Washington, DC Nostalgic Cuba in Washington DC
The music of Cuba comes again to the fore in Raíces Cubanas: A Cuban Mosaic, a musical show that explores the most important musical and dance traditions in Cuba since the turn of the century.
These are just some of the different rhythms and styles that Cuba has contributed to the music and dance repertoire of the world.
www.lafi.org /magazine/articles/nostalgic.html   (280 words)

 Chuck Levin's : Everything in Music : 301-946-8808
Washington Music Center is once again proud to be the Washington DC Area sponsor of the Emergenza Music Festival.
A brief little tour through the Washington Music Center Guitar Department.
Levin's spirit lives on in the memory of those who knew him, however briefly, and we are compiling remembrances of him here.
www.wmcworld.com   (663 words)

 Washington detours: Music
Lisa is a two-time winner of the Washington Area Music Association's WAMMIE award in the alternative female vocal category.
He is one the Artistic Directors of the Folger Consort, which performs early music in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Kendall is Director of the School of Music at the University of Maryland.
mywebpages.comcast.net /nouveau/detours/music.html   (434 words)

 School of Music
Established in 1901, the School of Music at Washington State University School of Music is recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate studies in music.
Physical facilities at WSU include the beautiful, renovated Kimbrough Music Building containing an extensive music listening library, professional quality recording and electronic music studio, a concert hall, large ensemble rehearsal rooms, practice rooms and classrooms.
Director of the WSU School of Music and Theatre Arts is Dr. Gerald Berthiaume.
libarts.wsu.edu /musicandtheatre/music.htm   (175 words)

 Amazon.com: Washington Square: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Music: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I must say that the music of "Washington Square" is sincerely what won me over: the storyline is fine, it is difficult to watch (with Catherine so inept), but the music just absolutely made the movie for me: even if you don't for the movie at all, this music stands alone: decidedly recommended!
I recently saw the Washington Square movie on Starz and although I thought that the movie was just ok (I prefer the version with Olivia DeHavilland "The Heiress") the music blew me away.
When I saw the film I was enchanted with the music especially 'tu chiami una vita' I searched for the music thinking there must be a collection by Salvatore Quasimodo, but have not been able to find any recordings except on the movie's soundtrack.
www.amazon.com /Washington-Square-Original-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/qid/B00000152N   (947 words)

 Grover Washington Jr. | Biography | MTV
A highly influential player, Washington was sometimes blamed for the faults of his followers; Kenny G. largely based his soprano sound on Grover's tone.
Grover Washington, Jr., whose father also played saxophone, started playing music when he was ten and within two years was working in clubs.
Although some of his recordings since then found him coasting a bit, Washington usually stretched himself in concert, being almost overqualified for the R&B-ish music that he performed.
www.mtv.com /music/artist/washington_grover_jr_/bio.jhtml   (468 words)

 washingtonpost.com - Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland music news, reviews and concerts. - washingtonpost.com
For instance, after her diabetes was diagnosed in 1994, LaBelle became a spokeswoman for the...
The owners of the House of Blues, a popular chain of concert venues, are negotiating with the District to build a $120 million complex near the new Washington Convention Center that would include a live-entertainment hall, a hotel, retail stores and restaurants.
For those interested in Washington punk rock of the 1980s, there's no shortage of ways to learn about the scene.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/artsandliving/music   (1210 words)

 Central Washington University - Music: Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh is an active performer, composer, teacher, conductor, and clinician residing in Ellensburg, Washington where he is Associate Professor of Music at Central Washington University.
He currently teaches voice, music business, choral arranging, jazz pedagogy, directs the University Chorale and award-winning CWU Vocal Jazz 1, and oversees the vocal jazz program (3 jazz choirs).
He has appeared in professional opera and musical theatre productions performing such roles as Sarastro in Mozart's "The Magic Flute", the Voice of God in Britten's "Noye's Fludde", the Armchair and the Black Cat in Ravel's "Enfant et les Sortileges", and Sir Lancelot in LernerandLoewe's "Camelot".
www.cwu.edu /~music/voice/vijay.html   (354 words)

 Washington Music Websites and Links (WA)
Music lessons for woodwinds (bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone), brass (baritone and euphonium, horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba), percussion (mallets), strings (cello, double bass, guitar, viola, violin), piano, and voice.
Concepts in music chords, music scales, music rhythms, sight-reading music, jazz improvisation, and much more are available.
Music Theory, Music History, Music Dictionary with Musical Terms and Signs, Music Arranging and Composition, plus much more.
musicked.com /contents/pages/services/state-music-sites/washington.htm   (406 words)

 Michael McFadden - Musician/Composer/Keyboardist
Presence became very successful on the local music scene and played everywhere there was to play in the metropolitan area.
The music was widely accept and the popularity of the group grew as we continue to perfect “Presence” and our music.
During the recording session, they heard my music and assisted me in submitting it to Atlantic Records, who was considering the group for a contract, but the group dissolved before this happened.
www.livemusic4you.com /msquare/bio.htm   (392 words)

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