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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 Masterclass #9 will be Sunday, April 30th. Both classes will combine for a dress rehearsal of the Annual Spring Recital. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE: 6:30-8:30PM! See Upcoming Events section on left side of this page for details.
UPCOMING STUDENT PERFORMANCES
Friday, April 28: District 11 Solo & Ensemble Festival*
*For Solo & Ensemble Festival schedules and directions, go to the Festival website.
Sunday, April 30: NVMTA Strings Judged Recital
Tuesday, May 2: Annual Spring Recital
Saturday, May 6: NVMTA Strings Achievement Competition (Easterling)
Check the Studio Resources/Parent Resources page for information and directions.
BREAK A LEG!!
John was the only Fall Studio representative at the April 2 NVMTA General Recital. His performance was well done, even though he and Mrs. Bunn had not rehearsed it prior to the recital!
Brooke, Lia, and John performed at the April 21st District 12 Solo & Ensemble Festival. All received Superior Ratings.
Crystal performed at the April 21st District 10 Solo & Ensemble Festival, and received a Superior Rating.
Crystal, Lia, Clara, and Mia performed at the April 23rd VASTA Recital. All four showed impressive development of their performance skills over the year.
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