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  • Museum of Making Music - MIDI Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Exhibit at NAMM Museum of Making Music
    s mission is to celebrate the accomplishments and impact of the music products industry said the Museum s executive director Carolyn Grant Few innovations in recent years have as far reaching an effect as MIDI has had on our world We are excited to share its history with our visitors and to encourage them to learn about MIDI not only through words and pictures but through hands on experience This innovative and groundbreaking communication interface protocol that makes music more accessible and gives musicians a vast array of expressive tools was first demonstrated at the NAMM Show in 1983 Originally developed for composing and creating music MIDI technology has evolved in the last 30 years to include applications for computers cell phones interactive games and other electronic products MIDI was awarded a coveted Technical GRAMMY Award in 2013 MIDI dramatically changed music making 30 years ago when two competing manufacturers enabled their electronic keyboards to talk to each other said Tom White President CEO of the MIDI Manufacturers Association MMA MIDI makes it possible for musicians to do more by giving them control over multiple instruments and sounds at one time and by enabling computers including some tablets and smart phones to record edit and notate musical performances he said This exhibit shows the evolution of MIDI products and demonstrates why MIDI will continue to have a significant impact on the musical instrument business in the future MIDI applications have become increasingly ubiquitous in the writing and performance of popular recorded music MIDI equipped electronic keyboards aka synthesizers computers using sequencers and digital audio workstations digital drums strings guitars and other MIDI enabled instruments continue to make creating a broad spectrum of music accessible to more musicians and composers About The Museum of Making Music The Museum of Making Music

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  • Museum of Making Music - Museum of Making Music Benefit Helps Fund ‘Access to Music’
    the Museum will be able to continue to do its part to open doors to music making for people of any age said Museum executive director Carolyn Grant Access to music is what the Museum strives for and we are supremely grateful for the support of this cause in which we so deeply believe The sold out crowd enjoyed cocktails and hors d oeuvre and an upbeat patriotic performance by Bunnell Strings a sibling quintet while browsing generously donated auction items such as a Maui vacation a mountain getaway and a dinner party prepared and hosted by the Carlsbad Firefighters Fervid bidding for live auction items culminated with the highest bid of the night going for a behind the scenes tour of Pixar Studios In a special tribute Grant presented the Inspiration Award to Kamau Kenyatta whom Grant glowingly described as a musician performer educator composer producer arranger mentor scholar and friend Currently a faculty member at UCSD Kenyatta has scored ground breaking documentaries and contributed as a producer and arranger to GRAMMY nominated CDs At Friday s gala he was lauded by Grant and honored for championing the Museum of Making Music for more than a decade by bringing brilliant international musicians through its doors and by assisting with the development of quality equal access programming Greg Walker a vocalist well known for his contribution to some of Santana s most memorable hits performed two sets for the crowd including a soulful medley of Motown songs Walker made an obvious and warm connection with his audience with his renditions of the familiar She s Not There Stormy and Black Magic Woman The evening owed much of its success to the generous donations by Museum members volunteers and patrons NAMM members and community patrons Alfred Music The Belly Up The

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  • Museum of Making Music - Museum of Making Music Benefit Helps Fund ‘Access to Music’
    Museum executive director Carolyn Grant Access to music is what the Museum strives for and we are supremely grateful for the support of this cause in which we so deeply believe The sold out crowd enjoyed cocktails and hors d oeuvre and an upbeat patriotic performance by Bunnell Strings a sibling quintet while browsing generously donated auction items such as a Maui vacation a mountain getaway and a dinner party prepared and hosted by the Carlsbad Firefighters Fervid bidding for live auction items culminated with the highest bid of the night going for a behind the scenes tour of Pixar Studios In a special tribute Grant presented the Inspiration Award to Kamau Kenyatta whom Grant glowingly described as a musician performer educator composer producer arranger mentor scholar and friend Currently a faculty member at UCSD Kenyatta has scored ground breaking documentaries and contributed as a producer and arranger to GRAMMY nominated CDs At Friday s gala he was lauded by Grant and honored for championing the Museum of Making Music for more than a decade by bringing brilliant international musicians through its doors and by assisting with the development of quality equal access programming Greg Walker a vocalist well known for his contribution to some of Santana s most memorable hits performed two sets for the crowd including a soulful medley of Motown songs Walker made an obvious and warm connection with his audience with his renditions of the familiar She s Not There Stormy and Black Magic Woman The evening owed much of its success to the generous donations by Museum members volunteers and patrons NAMM members and community patrons Alfred Music The Belly Up The Blue Guitar Buffalo Brothers Cordoba Guitars Deering Banjo Company Daisy Rock Kala Brand Music Company Taylor Guitars Take Lessons com Zuza Printing Petals

    Original URL path: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/pressroom/250-museum-of-making-music-benefit-helps-fund-access-to-music?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - Museum of Making Music Gala to feature Santana Vocalist Greg Walker
    a musical instrument in the North Coastal New Horizons Band or North Coast Strings orchestra The Museum of Making Music s gala event will help offset the 60 000 annual cost of operating these programs with support coming from silent and live auction items A wide range of local businesses individuals and companies have pledged their contribution through the donation of auction friendly items such as a timeshare in Maui a cabin at Lake Arrowhead an assortment of instruments behind the scenes tours of Pixar Studios professional chef hosted private parties hotel vacation packages and sport event tickets Highlights of the fundraiser include a vignette performance by The Bunnell Strings and a full length concert with renowned Santana vocalist Greg Walker Both performances drive home the impact that music and music making can have in life An energetic sibling quintet The Bunnell Strings elicits a tremendous response from audiences for their remarkable interaction as an ensemble and their compelling story of perseverance and hope in the face of loss and tragedy Featured performer Greg Walker s mesmerizing voice has elevated such hits as Black Magic Woman Stormy and She s Not There Walker contributed to the success of three platinum albums for the The Santana Band and is one of the most respected vocalists in the business today He has devoted years of hard work to developing musical integrity and fulfilling his personal artistic goals Not content to merely sing songs he is driven to deliver his message to transmit his emotions and to transcend stylistic boundaries One critic observed Walker breaks down musical walls And indeed he does Tickets to the fundraiser event are 100 Guests may also reserve a VIP table for eight for 1 000 that includes wine dessert and preferred concert seating For reservations and information

    Original URL path: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/pressroom/247-museum-of-making-music-gala-to-feature-santana-vocalist-greg-walker (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - Museum of Making Music Gala to feature Santana Vocalist Greg Walker
    will help offset the 60 000 annual cost of operating these programs with support coming from silent and live auction items A wide range of local businesses individuals and companies have pledged their contribution through the donation of auction friendly items such as a timeshare in Maui a cabin at Lake Arrowhead an assortment of instruments behind the scenes tours of Pixar Studios professional chef hosted private parties hotel vacation packages and sport event tickets Highlights of the fundraiser include a vignette performance by The Bunnell Strings and a full length concert with renowned Santana vocalist Greg Walker Both performances drive home the impact that music and music making can have in life An energetic sibling quintet The Bunnell Strings elicits a tremendous response from audiences for their remarkable interaction as an ensemble and their compelling story of perseverance and hope in the face of loss and tragedy Featured performer Greg Walker s mesmerizing voice has elevated such hits as Black Magic Woman Stormy and She s Not There Walker contributed to the success of three platinum albums for the The Santana Band and is one of the most respected vocalists in the business today He has devoted years of hard work to developing musical integrity and fulfilling his personal artistic goals Not content to merely sing songs he is driven to deliver his message to transmit his emotions and to transcend stylistic boundaries One critic observed Walker breaks down musical walls And indeed he does Tickets to the fundraiser event are 100 Guests may also reserve a VIP table for eight for 1 000 that includes wine dessert and preferred concert seating For reservations and information please contact 760 438 5996 ext 220 or visit http www museumofmakingmusic org The gala sponsored in part by zuzaMAM Marketing Asset Management

    Original URL path: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/pressroom/247-museum-of-making-music-gala-to-feature-santana-vocalist-greg-walker?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - "The Harp: A Global Story of Man, Music and Medicine" Spotlights the Harp's Surprising Role in Human History
    economic and sociological factors as well as among instrument maker musician composer and audience that tells the dynamic story of how and why instruments and music making evolve Museum Director Carolyn Grant asserts that the stereotypically demure harp emerges from the exhibit as a provocative puzzle piece in the story of making music I have never researched an instrument that has surprised me so completely as the harp Grant said Some may consider the harp to be a somewhat imposing instrument at home in orchestras and weddings and played by women in formal dress Grant said but historically the harp has had many identities and incarnations At times it has been played exclusively by men it has been introduced to cultures unfamiliar with it sometimes adopted and often transformed it has been forbidden by conquering nations it has been used as a political symbol of independence The Harp A Global Story of Man Music and Medicine will explore the evolution of the harp from hunter s bow to the tool of priests to the prize possession of queens The exhibit features intricate alluring artifacts sound samples of harps used in a variety of musical styles and hands on harps for visitors to experience It illustrates the harp s place in treating pain autism and dementia and proffers insight into how the harp traveled with ancient civilizations across every continent on the planet The concert series commences with a performance and conversational session with renowned classical harpist Yolanda Kondonassis Concerts run through the summer and feature South American African Celtic classical and jazz harp performances In conjunction with the performance series and exhibit the museum has developed a community outreach program Harps In The City that will bring hand painted Harpsicles light and portable variations of the harp to different locations

    Original URL path: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/pressroom/239-harp-exhibition-release (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - "The Harp: A Global Story of Man, Music and Medicine" Spotlights the Harp's Surprising Role in Human History
    instruments and music making evolve Museum Director Carolyn Grant asserts that the stereotypically demure harp emerges from the exhibit as a provocative puzzle piece in the story of making music I have never researched an instrument that has surprised me so completely as the harp Grant said Some may consider the harp to be a somewhat imposing instrument at home in orchestras and weddings and played by women in formal dress Grant said but historically the harp has had many identities and incarnations At times it has been played exclusively by men it has been introduced to cultures unfamiliar with it sometimes adopted and often transformed it has been forbidden by conquering nations it has been used as a political symbol of independence The Harp A Global Story of Man Music and Medicine will explore the evolution of the harp from hunter s bow to the tool of priests to the prize possession of queens The exhibit features intricate alluring artifacts sound samples of harps used in a variety of musical styles and hands on harps for visitors to experience It illustrates the harp s place in treating pain autism and dementia and proffers insight into how the harp traveled with ancient civilizations across every continent on the planet The concert series commences with a performance and conversational session with renowned classical harpist Yolanda Kondonassis Concerts run through the summer and feature South American African Celtic classical and jazz harp performances In conjunction with the performance series and exhibit the museum has developed a community outreach program Harps In The City that will bring hand painted Harpsicles light and portable variations of the harp to different locations throughout Carlsbad Illustrated by local artists these instruments will be on display as objects of delight and curiosity to residents and will serve

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  • Museum of Making Music - Museum Concerts Highlight the Classical Roots and Structural Evolution of the Saxophone
    the Educational Music Service have included works written specifically for him by Claude Baker James Barnes David DeBoor Canfield William Davis and Frederick Fox as well as standard works for saxophone Liley has four times presented master classes and recitals at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu China and as a faculty member of the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium A charter member of the World Saxophone Congress Liley serves on the Comité International de Saxophone He has long been involved with the North American Saxophone Alliance and is a member of the Executive Board serving as Director of Scholarly Publications Named the acknowledged scholar of the saxophone in England and the saxophone encyclopedia in China he is co author of the highly acclaimed book The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone published by Cambridge University Press author of A Brief History of the World Saxophone Congress and editor of the biography Larry Teal There Will Never Be Another You His most recent book Eugene Rousseau With Casual Brilliance was published in 2011 As a member of the U S Navy Band in Washington DC Liley toured the country and performed for dignitaries at the White House He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Music in Saxophone with Distinction by Indiana University where he studied with the internationally renowned virtuoso Eugene Rousseau Liley has been Guest Professor of Saxophone at Indiana University the University of Minnesota Kansas State University and the University of Iowa He is currently a Professor of Music at Joliet Junior College in Illinois and a faculty member of the Shell Lake Arts Center in Wisconsin ABOUT THE SAXOPHOBIA QUARTET Rob Verdi saxophone received his Music Education Degree in 1984 from Arizona State University in Tempe While in Arizona Mr Verdi was a featuring soloist with the Phoenix Symphony performed in a variety of musical ensembles and enjoyed the challenge of teaching junior high music In 1983 he helped form the Side Street Strutters Jazz Band which went on to become the house jazz band of the Disneyland Resort for 22 years Rob continues to be a regular performer at Disneyland conducts jazz workshops for the Disney Magic Music Days Guest Talent program and participates in a variety of musical ensembles and projects in the Los Angeles area His passion for collecting saxophones has resulted in a collection of over 100 saxophones and an additional 150 rare wind brass and percussion instruments Curtis Brengle piano studied music in the Seattle area culminating in his graduation from the Cornish institute of the Allied Arts He has performed professionally since the age of 18 and has since shared the stage with Tom Scott the Pointer Sisters Sheena Easton Ray Charles Englebert Humperdinck and many others Curtis has also played on various television broadcasts such as Curb your Enthusiasm Las Vegas Providence and the Sag Aftra Awards Mr Brengle now resides in the Los Angeles area as a freelance musician touring teaching and performing Bruce Lett upright bass was

    Original URL path: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/pressroom/232-saxophone-november-2012 (2016-02-18)
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