Want to know some science behind motivation? 🤓👇 Daniel Pink’s book “Drive,” says we need the following: 1️⃣️ Autonomy - getting to choose your own goals & how you approach them 2️⃣ Mastery - experiencing the joys of getting better over time 3️⃣ Purpose - having a meaningful reason for what you do Working backward from purpose, let’s discuss how you can apply this to stay motivated in music practice! Try copying these questions and journaling your answers: AUTONOMY When do you want to practice? Do you commit to giving yourself that time? What are the first 2–3 songs you want to master from that Mastery wishlist? What milestones can you set for yourself that will keep you on track? (such as making recordings, giving yourself a reward for playing a song through, etc.) MASTERY How much time do you need to consistently practice to make enjoyable progress? What songs/music do you wish you could play, but currently don’t have mastery with? (list at least 10!) What technical goals do you have for your playing? PURPOSE Why do you love music? What can you imagine getting out of your music practice, even if you don’t perform? What do you love about playing music? MORE SATISFYING PRACTICE Ultimately, your practice will be more satisfying if you are well-organized, have clear purpose & priorities, and put in enough time to make consistent progress.
Voice like honey 🍯 If you are in the Raleigh area, come enjoy @asingercc senior voice recital tomorrow night at 8pm. It will be held in Carswell Recital Hall at Meredith College. This is free and open to the public!
Thanks for keeping up with the University of South Alabama Concert Choir this week! We have loved working with everyone in preparation for this performance. See you all tomorrow or Sunday at the Mahler Resurrection Symphony!
#phoenixphriday HORN EDITION: One of the coolest things about our upcoming Nights and Dreams show is that we get to feature NICK AUER on Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings! Season 4 is Nick’s third season playing in Phoenix. Though he grew up in Sarasota, he’s studied at both Boston Conservatory and New England Conservatory here in Boston. Along with Phoenix flutist Ali Parramore, Nick was one of the founding members of Hathor Winds, a dynamic wind quintet that calls Boston home. In his spare time Nick loves hanging out and goofing around with friends! This summer, he’ll be a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he hopes to get some hiking in. Come check Nick out on 4/12 at our Nights and Dreams show in Somerville! UH IT’S ALSO HIS BIRTHDAY AND HE DIDN’T TELL US. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICK!!! #horn
Ludwig Minkus (23 March 1826 – 7 December 1917), was a #jewish#austrian#composer of #ballet music, a #violin virtuoso and teacher. #minkus is noted for the music he composed while serving as the official Composer of Ballet Music to the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres in Russia. During his long career, he wrote for the original works and numerous revivals staged by the renowned Ballet Masters Arthur Saint-Léon and Marius Petipa. Among the composer's most celebrated compositions was his score for 'La source' (1866; composed jointly with Léo #delibes), 'don Quixote' (1869); and 'La Bayadère' (1877). Minkus also wrote supplemental material for insertion into already existing ballets. Among these pieces is the Grand Pas classique added to the second act of the ballet #Paquita by Marius Petipa when he mounted a revival of the ballet for Vazem's benefit performance in 1881. For this revival Minkus also wrote the 'Mazurka des enfants' and an expanded edition of the ballet's 'Pas de trois', which would go on to become known as the 'Minkus pas de trois'. Today, Minkus's music is some of the most performed in all of ballet, and is a most integral part of the traditional classical ballet repertory. #music#musicfact#musicfacts#classicalmusic#classicalmusician#weloveclassicalmusic