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JOHN TERAUDS | Valentina Lisitsa, Social Media, and the Public Etiquette of Art

By John Terauds on April 9, 2015

Every once in a while, someone comes along to spill hot tea over the veneer of civil society, and we get a chance to watch it crack and curl before our eyes...
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FEATURE | How Researchers At The University Of Toronto Aim To Help Musicians With Artificial Intelligence

By Anya Wassenberg on January 13, 2019

Technology is breathing vital new life into the world of classical music, just as it needs it most.
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FEATURE | Remembering Sir John Tavener

By Lawrence Cherney on April 7, 2015

A special guest post by Soundstreams Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney, on his personal memories of composer and friend Sir John Tavener...
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EDITORIAL | Opera Gets The Limelight On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, But Does It Matter?

By Michael Vincent on January 11, 2017

Did the appearance by Pretty Yende on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert foster any new opera fans, or was this just wishful thinking?
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SCHMOPERA | Remounts and the Deadly Game of Operatic Telephone

By Jenna Douglas on February 17, 2015

This week, I'm helping out on a remount production of Semele. I first worked on it in 2012 during my time in the COC Ensemble Studio, and this March, Zhang Huan's Semele is heading to the Brooklyn Academy of Music...
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FEATURE | Performance Coaching: Putting “Right” Back In Stage Fright

By Robin Roger on August 9, 2017

Participants arrived at Lisa Chisholm’s presentation on performance anxiety with scary memories, but were relaxed by the end of it. Part one of two in our series on stage fright.
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Soundstreams’ “Encore” curates a cultural experience without bounds

By Margaret Lam on October 16, 2014

Over time, with sufficient interactions and conversations, we come to discern and trust the taste of certain individuals and groups. This is the basis for word-of-mouth marketing, and not the soap-box-in-the-square method that has become synonymous with online social media platforms. Where is the space for thoughtful recommendations, the kind akin to an exchanged between friends, in a world where we have less and less one-on-one time?
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ESSAY | Thoughts On The Passing Of Keith Emerson

By Stuart Chambers on April 8, 2016

The world is now a little less musical with the passing of progressive rock icon Keith Emerson.
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CAPTAIN SENSIBLE | The Happy Birthday Copyright Fiasco – A Summary and Some Questions

By Michela Comparey on October 13, 2015

Should songs such as Happy Birthday, which play an important role in our cultural traditions and ceremonies, ever be subject to copyright?
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SCHMOPERA | Is the Cost of a Music Degree Ethical?

By Jenna Douglas on March 10, 2015

I loved my time in university. For the first time in my life, I was surrounded with everything I needed to do exactly what I wanted: make music, listen to music, scour libraries for music, nerd out about music. I even found like-minded friends, and our relationships grew out of our mutual love of our work. I still remember those inspiring times, even when I look back with exasperation on the disproportionate amount of training for the amount of payback (financial and otherwise)...
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