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Max Schneider at VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s Family Day

March 22, 2014

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JoJo performing at VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s Family Day.

March 22, 2014

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viele-katzen:

A big congrats to this guy for his absolutely fantastic senior recital. I truly couldn’t be more proud of him.

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rosindav:

Here are some pictures from our annual Collage concert. This was the 31 year!  Over the last four years it has turned into a theme involving the orchestra, band, choir, and theater departments.  This year was Holloywood Movies. I went as Indiana Jones.  We commissioned a movie medley for the finale.  My colleague dresses as Darth Vader for the finale:) 

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airportz:

Van Gogh Guitar, San Francisco, California

airportz:

Van Gogh Guitar, San Francisco, California

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the-doctor-donnaaaa:

Jumping on the 2013 Selfies bandwagon in my own way! Almost all of the instruments I’ve learned to play in college so far! French horn, viola, trumpet, tuba, saxophone (my primary!), trombone, bassoon, cello and clarinet :)

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noelpointerfoundation:

Spelling it out plain and simple, MUSIC IS WORTH IT! The arts are worth it…every single time.

noelpointerfoundation:

Spelling it out plain and simple, MUSIC IS WORTH IT! The arts are worth it…every single time.

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torydonahoo:

First time wearing our uniforms!

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I take my work as a musician much more seriously and respect it for its potential to move people. Witnessing the gravity of how music can effect children made me realize its power. So often I have asked, “What right do I have to keep playing music when the world is falling apart? I should be doing something else, to help people more directly.” Once I began this work, I realized that there is a place for this in our society. My conviction for music is stronger than ever.

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Airi Yoshioka, violin, Damocles Trio, faculty, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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myampgoesto11:

Allora + Calzadilla: Algorithm (2011)

Algorithm combines a custom-made pipe organ with an automatic teller machine (ATM). Visitors enter the gallery space and see the organ from behind. In the towering, nearly 20-foot-tall interactive sculpture, a Diebold ATM sits inside the pipe organ, replacing the typical organ keyboard, pedals, keys, buttons, and knobs with various ATM parts including a card reader, keypad, speaker, display screen, receipt printer, and cash dispenser.

Each financial transaction that visitors conduct generates a unique musical score that produces randomized notes and chords at varying degrees of volume by driving pressurized air through pipes selected via the ATM keyboard. The artists collaborated with composer Jonathan Bailey to create a composition of sounds that range from atonal material to more classically structured melodies, harmonies, and phrases.

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Last, but certainly not least, in our intern profile series: Caitlin!  

1.       What’s your name?

Caitlin O’Keefe

2.       What brought you to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation?

I’ve admired VH1 Save The Music’s work since I was in high school.  When my music program was threatened to be cut (thankfully, it wasn’t!) I did a lot of research through the Foundation and found their action tips very helpful.  I have wanted to work with the Foundation since, so this has been a very exciting summer!

3.       Do you play an instrument?

Yes, I play the double bass.  But I also play piano, violin, viola, and cello. 

4.       What is your favorite song?

I love pop music, at heart I am still a classical musician.  My absolute favorite song is Clair de Lune.  An orchestral arrangement or the song was the first thing I ever played at Lincoln Center.

5.       What is your favorite band/artist? 

This is an impossible question… I have so many favorites in every genre.  If I had to choose my favorite contemporary performer however, I would have to say Darren Criss.  I just saw him live and heard his new originals- very excited for the album!    

6.       What’s one of your favorite “music moments” you’d like to share?

I think that the best music moments are the moments when you are united with complete strangers over music.  This is why I love seeing live music, whether it be a concert or a musical, because you feel this sense of commonality with people that you would normally just walk by on the street.  

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MissBigDreams'List: Bucket list #5 Master a music instrument

missbigdreamslist:

I always wish I can play a type of music instrument. However, when I was a child, my family cannot afford to send me to art school. I was so envy my peers who can play music instrument, it could be guitar,piano, violin,etc.

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In last summer, I final have the chance to take action. I went to…

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Next up in our intern profile series: Sarah!

1.      What’s your name?

Sarah Long

2.       What brought you to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation?

I’m currently in Business School at Yale, and before that I worked at a non-profit.  As a life-long music fan, I wanted to spend my summer around music but also working for the greater good.  I’m incredibly lucky to get to do both here at Save The Music! 

3.       Do you play an instrument?

I sing in an acapella group at school, and just started learning the guitar last year.  The first song I learned was Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”, and I was hooked.  Practicing scales and trying to learn new songs is a great way to relax after a long day in the office.

4.       What is your favorite song?

Fleetwood Mac, Go Your Own Way.  A song intended to be listened to LOUD, and I happily oblige!

5.       What is your favorite band/artist? 

I have to say the Beatles.  Any band that can evolve from “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” to “Across the Universe” and keep producing thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, fun music every step of the way is pretty fantastic.  I saw Paul McCartney live this summer for the first time, and it was the best concert I’ve ever been to, hands down. 

6.       What’s one of your favorite “music moments” you’d like to share?

Music is the ultimate global language.  Anytime I travel, I make a point of asking people I meet –friends, co-workers, or strangers next to me on the plane – “what is the BEST music from your country?”  Not only is it a great conversation-starter, but I also now have an amazing list of music from around the world!

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The VH1 Save The Music 2013 summer intern team - Caitlin, Sarah and Alex - watching Phillip Phillips perform at The Today Show in June. 

Hello from the VH1 Save The Music Foundation 2013 summer intern team!  We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes here at Save The Music for a few weeks now and wanted to introduce ourselves.  We’ll each be posting some fun facts about ourselves in the coming weeks.  First up: Alex! 

1.       What’s your name?

Alex Melito

2.       What brought you to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation?

Both of my parents are music teachers which fueled my enthusiasm for music when I was growing up. I’m currently a Music Management student at Ferris State University. When I graduate, I am hoping to get a job in the music industry in a fundraising department, especially for music education.

3.       Do you play an instrument?

Yes, the harp.

4.       What is your favorite song?

“I’m Amazed” by My Morning Jacket. I will never get sick of that song!

5.     What is your favorite band/artist? 

The Beatles, no one else even compares.

6.       What’s one of your favorite “music moments” you’d like to share?

My favorite “music moments” are when you are talking about a band, an artist or a song and the other person immediately knows what you are talking about and they enjoy it as much as you do. You instantly have a connection to that person just because of that. I love that about music.