Sub Pop Records just announced they are providing scholarships for 3 high school seniors on their way to an accredited college or university. The scholarships are only available to residents of Washington and Oregon. Applicants will need to submit a one page essay on their involvement with music in their community, influences, and plans what he/she would do with the money to progress in their chosen field. There are three scholarships available: one for $6,000, one for $4,000, and one for $3,000. The submission deadline is May 6, 2013.
Susan Carr doesn’t seem like the shrieking type. The redheaded mezzo-soprano has a calming, mellifluous voice. She sings in a Latin jazz band. But on her new DVD, “The Art of Screaming,” she teaches others to caterwaul like the devil, growl like a primal animal, pierce eardrums with a witchy shriek. Carr has taught thousands of singers in 25 years as a vocal teacher. She has worked with jazz and blues singers, country artists and pop singers, but her bread and butter has been alternative rockers.
You might play games with your kids at home. But would you send your kids to school to play video games? Eileen Jahn, who teaches music in Newark, N.J. is one of 60 music educators around the country that have begun to integrate “Wii Music” into their regular curriculum. “They are giddy with excitement when they walk into the room and see the Wii set up,” Jahn wrote in an e-mail. “Their aural skills are improving with every lesson, and they have developed rhythmic and improvisational skills as well.”