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This week, we bring you an interview with Indiana University double bass professor Kurt Muroki. Kurt is an outstanding performer, teacher, and artist, and we had a great conversation about teaching, learning, and performing.  Also featured is a great recording of Kurt performing Bottesini’s Gran Duo Concertante for Double Bass […]

CBC 163: Kurt Muroki Interview

We’re working on something new for our branch of NAfME here in Illinois.  More details to follow, but it may end up looking like something like this video featuring Big Once: Big Once And Trentino are BOAT (Chapter 1) – YouTube. These guys are from the Scratch Academy in Chicago.  Check […]

Thoughts on electronic music in education

Jason Heath points to one of the gyroscopes student Michael Gershuny is composing with as his classmates Callum McLaughlan and Johnny Bear listen in.
This article originally appeared at in 2013. I am re-posting it here for archival purposes (you never know what will happen to old content on school websites). For many students enrolled in Jason Heath’s electronic music production classes, they have never played an instrument, read music or sang in any […]

Music to my ears: Foundation grant breathes new life into ...

For the last evening of 2013, here’s a great video of the esteemed music educator Marvin Rabin, who recently passed away at age 97.  I only worked with him one (at Northwestern University in the nineties), but I found him remarkable even in that one encounter, and his influence on […]

Interview – Marvin Rabin