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* Scary 2014 Public Voting

Scary 2014 Public Voting 

Welcome to our 4th Annual Sixty Scary Seconds composition competition!

Listen to the music here:  …

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Added by VirtualArtists on October 27, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

* Violins & Videos - Program

A Symposium for 21st Century Musicians

Saturday…

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Added by VirtualArtists on September 8, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

* Your Profile - Informative & Creative

Your VirtualArtists Profile is a wonderful way to introduce yourself to the world!   Here are some tips for a professional, informative profile that will help you get commissions, concerts, collaborative opportunities and more.

To edit your profile, click on MyProfile in the main menu at the top.

  • You can reset your theme or set your own colors, background, fonts and other settings.   Select "Customize My Page" on the far left of your profile page.  
  • Be sure your…
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Added by VirtualArtists on September 1, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments

* Violins and Videos

A Symposium for 21st Century Musicians …

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Added by VirtualArtists on August 5, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

* RepertoireBank - Introduction and Tips

Virtual Artists is proud to present its first community-owned, community-maintained

music education tool, 

created for you as a public service:   …

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Added by VirtualArtists on July 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

* Tips for Teachers - Online lessons

Tips for Teachers…

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Added by VirtualArtists on March 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

* Tips for Teachers - Maintain a strong Web presence

Tips for Teachers

Grow Your Studio

Maintain a strong Web…

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Added by VirtualArtists on March 8, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

* The VirtualArtists Virtual Choir

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Added by VirtualArtists on January 28, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

* Music Calms Istanbul Protests - Solo pianist gives 14 hour long concert in Taksim Square

ISTANBUL — After days of being the target of tear gas and police water cannons, protesters in Gezi Park, in Taksim Square here, were tense on Wednesday night, girded for conflict. Instead they got a piano performance.

Read about this amazing concert and its calming effects:  Music is Intermission for a…

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Added by VirtualArtists on June 15, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

* 88 Sweet Spots - the Sing for Hope Pianos

For two weeks this summer, 88 outdoor pianos will be available in all five boroughs of New York City.

New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini decided to sample a few.

This article and video will inspire all musicians:

Sing for Hope Piano Project

Added by VirtualArtists on June 7, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

* The Land-Fillharmonic of Cateura, Paraguay

The Land-Fillharmonic of Cateura, Paraguay    

Here's an amazing story of one community's answer to some of today's challenges.  They are creating instruments and an orchestra from a landfill!   The village of Cateura, Paraguay is a slum that was built on a landfill.  In spite of this unpromising beginning, the children on Cateura are playing in an orchestra on instruments built from trash.  …

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Added by VirtualArtists on December 2, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

* Semi-final Online Vote results for Scary! Sixty Seconds

Here are the semi-final results of the Scary!  Sixty Seconds Contest.

The final results will be tallied from audience votes at the Contest Grand Finale tonight!!!  

Stay tuned…

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Added by VirtualArtists on November 10, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments

* VOTE for your favorite Scary Piece!

Seven of our composers have written new pieces for the 2012 Scary! Sixty Second Contest.

Now it's your turn to listen to these seven pieces and cast your vote. 

Vote Here!

Added by VirtualArtists on November 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

* Sixty Seconds - Hall of Fame

Sixty Seconds Hall of Fame

What can a composer say in exactly 60 seconds?…

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Added by VirtualArtists on September 25, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

* How to create .mp3 files from Finale or Sibelius

How to create .mp3 files

from Finale or Sibelius

Summary: Audio files can be saved in many formats, including .wav files and .mp3 files.  Finale and Sibelius both create .wav files which then can be converted to .mp3 files.  Here are the steps involved in this…

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Added by VirtualArtists on September 21, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

* How to upload music files to your VirtualArtists website

How to upload music files

to your VirtualArtists website

 

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Added by VirtualArtists on September 19, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

* September is Classical Music Month!

Here is a message that came from one of our readers:

Did you know that today is the start of Classical Music Month?

Former president Bill Clinton designated September as Classical Music Month by House Joint Resolution 239 back in 1994. This month we exalt the many talented composers, conductors, and musicians who bring classical music to our ears. Celebrate this month by diving into some classical music, whether it's for the first time or…

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Added by VirtualArtists on September 1, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

* Another Flash Mob in Denmark!

Once again, our good friends at the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra have brought music to an unexpected place!   What a great joy to see the looks on people's faces as the music grows from every corner of the railway car!

Grab your instruments, everyone - it might be time for our own Flash Mob!!

Added by VirtualArtists on May 9, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

* Suddenly .. Music! Flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station

Why do we all play or compose or listen to or study music?

  • For the love of it ...
  • For the joy of it .....
  • To have fun with other musicians…
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Added by VirtualArtists on October 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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