At 87, David Amram, lauded composer for symphony, stage, and film; ethnomusicologist, Beat Generation collaborator and seasoned storyteller, is an elder statesman of American music and culture. Amram is as timeless as he intends for his art to be, and he’s excited about passing a few things on about music, the creative life, and legacy. We caught up with him following his visit to Cuba last month, where he returned after over 40 years to perform in the International Jazz Plaza Festival. Here are just a few of the nuggets of wisdom from our conversation.
Paige will perform Haydn's Trumpet Concerto with the Orchestra of Indian Hill on Saturday, January 20. Indian Hill Music School Concerto Competition winner Paige Dyer, 18, of Pepperell, will perform the Haydn Trumpet Concerto (Mvts. II Andante & I Allegro) with the [...]
Violinist Robyn Bollinger will be the featured soloist performing Szymanowski's Violin Concerto with the Orchestra of Indian Hill on Saturday, November 4. Buy tickets. A Philadelphia native, Ms. Bollinger made her orchestral debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the tender age of [...]
Children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. Shinichi Suzuki applied the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, listening to recordings, step-by-step mastery, and group learning are some of the defining features of the Suzuki approach.Discovery3 Indian Hill Music School is now offering a Suzuki Program for Violin or Guitar for ages 4+. Learn more about this unique and effective approach from instructor Bethany Stephan.
Meet IHM Piano Department Co-Chair Amy Lee of our summer Chamber Music Intensive, a challenging immersion program for advanced students. What instrument do you teach? I primarily teach piano. I also coach ensembles — piano four-hands, piano-and-string duos and trios. What styles [...]