The Inside Voice: An Interview with Michael John Trotta
Clinician, conductor, and composer Michael John Trotta is one of the bright young minds of modern choral music. His work has been performed at Carnegie Hall and featured at several national conferences, with recordings of his compositions broadcast worldwide. Pepper sat down with Trotta to discuss his background, inspiration, views on education, and some of his most successful works.
Silent No More: Mount Vernon Makes Harpsichord History
The harpsichord holds an important place in music history. Its unique sound is instantly recognizable, flavoring the works of countless composers from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. The historic harpsichord at Mount Vernon is of special interest to John Watson, Curator Emeritus of Musical Instruments for Colonial Williamsburg. It’s an instrument modern ears have had no way to hear... until now.
Helpful Resources on How to Practice Music Effectively
Practice is absolutely essential to a musician’s success. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some great resources about the benefits of practicing and how to do it effectively.