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Helen Fall Performance Bio
How Does Music Benefit the Brain?
Research shows that music greatly benefits the brain. Read the article.
Studies reveal musical training in childhood aids language learning ability
Just one hour a week of musical interaction greatly increases linguistic aptitude, even into adulthood. Read the article from The Strad magazine.
New Statistics Linking Music Education to Cognitive Development
That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket
From Forbes Magazine: Big tech employers are widening their hiring horizons beyond the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. Larry Quinlan, Deloitte’s chief information officer, argues in favor of “STEAM,” in which the A stands for the arts. “It’s not enough to be technologically brilliant,” Quinlan says. “We need senior people who understand business processes, too.” Read more.
Arts Education Fuels the Economy
We all know that studying music and art is good for your brain, but did you know that the arts are also good for the economy? Read why here.
A Musical Fix for American Schools
Performance Masterclasses #7 will be Sunday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 8th. See Upcoming Events section on left side of this page for details.
UPCOMING STUDENT PERFORMANCES
Sunday, February 26: VASTA Recital
SPRING FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Check the Studio Resources page for information and directions.
BREAK A LEG!!
Crystal and Tyler played well at the February 5 NVMTA General Recital
David and John stood out at the February 12 NVMTA Judged Recital
Later on February 12, Jason performed at the NVMTA Honors Recital, having been awarded Honors for his performance at the December 4 NVMTA Judged Recital
Brooke, David, and Jason performed in the Vienna Lions’ Club, James Bland Competition on February 18. Bravi to all three, who performed at their highest performance level, yet!! Special congratulations to Jason, who was awarded 2nd place!
Bravi to all!!
Bravi to the following Fall Studio Students for Successful Auditions and Performances in the following orchestras (2016-2017):
2017 Virginia All-State Orchestra
2016 Northern SRO Orchestra
2016 North Central SRO Orchestra
2016 District 12 Honors Orchestras
2016 DIstrict 11 Honors Orchestras
AYP Symphonic Orchestra
Concertmasters and Principals