THE INSIDE STORY: Scott Perkins and WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH

Connecticut native Scott Perkins enjoys a multifaceted career as an international prize-winning composer, a versatile performer, an award-winning scholar, and a music professor at California State University, Sacramento. Praised by critics from publications including the Washington Post (“dramatic,” “colorful”) and the Washington Times (“perfectly orchestrated,” “haunting,” “a remarkable and welcome musical surprise”), his work has been commissioned... Continue Reading →

Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day

Did you know that July 31st is Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day? This week’s unusual holiday reminds instrument lovers to think outside the musical box and try something new. According to sources, Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day “aims to encourage people to not only learn to play . . . uncommon instruments but also to make their... Continue Reading →

I Think it was the Fourth of July…

With Independence Day being this week, what are your plans? Barbecues, beaches, parades, maybe even some fireworks? No matter how you celebrate, Independence Day gives Americans an opportunity to reflect on who we are, where we have been, and where we are going, and music plays a key part in that reflection. Music has honored... Continue Reading →

Happy Earth Day!

Since its first observance in 1970, Earth Day has grown from a blip on our collective celebration radar to a mainstay in the American consciousness. This is, of course, due in no small part to the growing acknowledgement of climate change and the effects that humans and our carbon footprint have on our (only!) planet.... Continue Reading →

Up ↑