Independent Projects, Prokofiev, and Purpose Over Pain: Reflecting on November 20 – December 17, 2019

After the Civic Orchestra Bach Marathon ended on November 18, the fellows pulled off a very quick turnaround and attended a November 20 workshop with Sara Slawnick of 3Arts. Her presentation focused on how grants are awarded – information we would all quickly put to use as we compiled our Independent Project letters of intent…

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So You Want To Play In An Orchestra…

Hello, my name is Philip Bergman. Over the course of my career, I have taken about a dozen auditions for full-time professional orchestras, four for part-time professional orchestras, and four for training orchestras. I have won some of these auditions, in some I have advanced to the final round, in some I have been asked…

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Bach Marathon, Caledonia Senior Living, and more Bach Marathon: Reflecting on November 6-19, 2019

These past two weeks have been incredibly impactful for me in myriad ways. First, the Civic Fellows visited the assisted living facility at Caledonia Senior Living to capture and recreate music that the residents enjoyed in the past. We had the utmost privilege of sitting down and listening to their stories, which they were very…

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