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Upcoming Performance Workshop–Play Like a Pro: How to Turn Stage Fright Into Magnetism with special guest teacher Holly Shaw 9/24/18

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Play Like a Pro: How to Turn Stage Fright Into Magnetism with special guest teacher Holly Shaw  Find yourself sabotaging live performances with nervousness or freezing up up when you step into a recording booth?  Are you frustrated because you can totally kill it in when you rehearse alone, but for some reason choke right […]

El Sistema Founder Dies by Josephine Gray

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El Sistema Founder Dies by Josephine Gray Changing the trajectory of children’s lives: Music education and its benefits. I want to pay tribute to a personal hero, a dreamer, a visionary, an economist and most importantly a music teacher and conductor. José Abreu, the award-winning founder of a project that saved thousands of Venezuelan children […]

Star Spangled Controversies

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Star Spangled Controversies By Beth Zare, Local 6 Secretary-Treasurer September and October are the months that most of our Bay Area regional orchestras start their seasons. Many of those orchestras play the Star Spangled Banner (SSB) at the beginning of their first concerts. While both the Oakland Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic chose to omit the […]

Remembering Randy Keith

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By Jo Gray, Board of Directors February 12 1958 – August 25 2017 It’s with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and colleague Randy Keith. Such a goofy, lanky, soft spoken, gentle giant, a fine musician, teacher, mentor, friend, husband, uncle,brother and son. I’ve been reflecting on his life and […]

ROPA Conference 2017 Report

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Report on ROPA conference Westin Phoenix Downtown Hotel Phoenix, AZ August 1-3, 2017 By Gigi Dang, Delegate for Symphony Silicon Valley and the Monterey Symphony David Granger, Substitute Delegate for the Oakland Symphony Laurien Jones, Delegate for the California Symphony Andrew Lewis, Delegate for the Santa Rosa Symphony The ROPA conference ran from August 1-3 […]