How do you use multimedia in your concerts and student recitals?

Multimedia is nothing more than the combination of two or more modalities of communication. Combine images with text, motion video with music, or ballet with sound effects, and you have created a multimedia piece. Unlike traditional recorded music, the live concert experience has always had a visual component to it. As members of the audience,...
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How did you get started with technology in your studio?

from the series: Tomorrow Today: Technology George Litterst, Editor Teacher or technologist? Most teachers using technology are teachers and musicians first, and users of technology second. It can be both impressive and intimidating to observe a teacher who has used technology for many years. Some of these teachers may have one or more compute...
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How Do You Use Technology in Student Recitals and Competitions?

from the series: Tomorrow Today: Technology George Litterst, Editor Last January, I spent several days in the middle of the month listening to the screening auditions of the 2nd Internal Piano-e-Competition. The auditions were held at Sundin Hall at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. They were attended by a distinguished jury and mu...
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How do you recover the costs of your technology-related equipment?

from the series: Tomorrow Today: Technology George Litterst, Editor Equipping a traditional piano teaching studio is not an inexpensive proposition for at least one big reason: the cost of the piano. A good quality new upright can cost several thousand dollars. Large new grands can cost tens of thousands of dollars. These costs can double or tripIe...
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How Do You Use Technology to Teach Composition?

from the series: Tomorrow Today: Technology George Litterst, Editor Current technologies offer students and professionals a clear connection between the notation of a composition and the resulting sound of the piece. I first became excited about composition in high school. My early attempts were very simple and naive, but the results were...
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