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How to Bring a Bass Drum Back to Life

How to Bring a Bass Drum Back to Life

Photograph: Tom Pederson at a Community Band performance Center for Musical Arts faculty are known for going above and beyond the call of duty. For example, Community Band Director Tom Pederson recently took up the task of refurbishing the Center's bass drum, which...

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Why Singing is a Gift to the Body & Soul

Why Singing is a Gift to the Body & Soul

Raouf Zaidan, piano & voice instructor When, as a fifteen year old boy, I told my father that I wanted to be a singer, he said, "That’s not a profession, it’s just a good hobby, nothing else." I thought that a good hobby was enough reason to pursue a life of...

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Spring 2022 Covid Protocols

Spring 2022 Covid Protocols

Updated March 29, 2022 We ask that non-vaccinated individuals wear a mask inside our building Mask-wearing is optional for any vaccinated person We require all faculty and staff members to be vaccinated for Covid-19 On February 14, 2022, the Boulder County Health...

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6 Simple Reasons to Study Music at the Center

6 Simple Reasons to Study Music at the Center

Our Experienced Education Director Kathy Kucsan, PhD, is a co-founder of the Center for Musical Arts and our Education Director. She pioneered the Center’s belief in “Music for All for Life!” and keeps it at the heart of our mission. Explore just a few of Kathy’s...

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Practice Tips: Learning to Love Sight-Reading

Practice Tips: Learning to Love Sight-Reading

Lindsie Katz, Violinist  In my experience, sight-reading can carry a lot of weight for musicians. Before I delve into how to approach developing and mastering this skill, let’s discuss what “sight-reading” actually is: it is when musicians are presented with a new...

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