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Oct 14, 2021 - 5:59:56 PM
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WyoBob

USA

301 posts since 5/16/2019

There's a lot of music going on in my hometown of Buffalo, WY.   This is one example.  I think, a really great example:  https://bluegrasstoday.com/prairie-wildfire-signs-with-copper-mountain-records-drops-new-single/

I've been blessed to be able to play with Tessa and Morgan and to listen to Sage play and sing.

 I've played old time with Tessa for four years or so and Morgan when she shows up with her upright bass at our weekly, Sunday, old time jams at the OX.   I get to play the banjo with that group.  My fiddling will never get to where it needs to be to where I'm able to play O.T with them but, I started the fiddle two years ago (banjo, 9 years ago.)  If only I would have started the fiddle when I was twosmiley

To say I'm amazed that such wonderful kids have taken up old time/bluegrass music in our area and that I've been able to play with them, well, it's overwhelming to me.   You read about all of the problems that young people have today and it's a big worry.  When I hear about these kinds of things happening with youngsters in our area, taking up music, I think, if only other kids could have that same kind of experience.

Oct 14, 2021 - 7:08:12 PM

5486 posts since 9/26/2008

Who is playing in the band on that recording? That's some flashy guitar and fiddle.
Those kids sound like they are on their way to a musical career.

Oct 14, 2021 - 8:10:18 PM

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It’s always encouraging to see younger players take to music and carry on the traditions.

Just the other day I worked on a cello for one of my customers, a very promising high schooler who is just starting to go through the process of making her recordings for the pre-approval process at all the top music schools in the US and the Moscow Conservatory. Her father is a professional player of a different instrument in one of the armed forces ensembles. When we were chatting after the cello was ready, he told me that the competition for the music schools has really increased in recent years. There are more applicants than ever, and the technical proficiency of the players is at an incredible level. He said that it wasn’t nearly as tough to gain admission to a good school when he was going through the process, and there simply weren’t as many people applying for each position.

It’s of course more nerve-wracking for those in the midst of the process, but it’s great to see such an increase in demand. Young players are the lifeblood of music, and it’s so encouraging to see that this
vital artery is full and strong.

Oct 15, 2021 - 6:19:31 AM

Baileyb

USA

88 posts since 1/24/2019

quote:
Originally posted by The Violin Beautiful

When we were chatting after the cello was ready, he told me that the competition for the music schools has really increased in recent years. There are more applicants than ever, and the technical proficiency of the players is at an incredible level.
 


Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY near where I live is tough to get into.

Here is what I found online about their acceptance rate in 2016, 

"As of 2016, Eastman received approximately 2,000 applications and accepted 125 freshmen and 125 graduates, which is an acceptance rate of just 12.5%! Jan 6, 2017"

Oct 15, 2021 - 7:26:04 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by Baileyb

Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY near where I live is tough to get into.

Here is what I found online about their acceptance rate in 2016, 

"As of 2016, Eastman received approximately 2,000 applications and accepted 125 freshmen and 125 graduates, which is an acceptance rate of just 12.5%! Jan 6, 2017"


Yes, and Colburn is at 5-8% and  Juilliard is at 6.9%, while Curtis is only 3.9.% That's mind blowing, but it's also exciting, because it shows how much growth there is in the global violin playing community. 

Edited by - The Violin Beautiful on 10/15/2021 07:26:24

Oct 16, 2021 - 10:32:30 AM

WyoBob

USA

301 posts since 5/16/2019

quote:
Originally posted by ChickenMan

Who is playing in the band on that recording? That's some flashy guitar and fiddle.
 


Sorry, Billy.    I don't know.

Oct 16, 2021 - 11:42:34 AM

12496 posts since 9/23/2009

They sound awesome, Bob! Must be one proud town to have them.

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