When I listen to Beethoven’s music I feel alive. It also varies from which I piece I am listening to, but regardless of that, his music just makes me think of nature. I feel the need to want to be out in nature and just feel inspiration and motivation to…


There are definitely many types of musicians. The uptight one, the perfectionist, the careless one, the passionate one, the “ I’m not good enough”, the cocky one, the “I’m here for the money”, the mad one and no, not as an angry I mean CRAZY, the volatile one, and the…


Stravinksy’s Rite Of Spring has been a heavily famous piece, so much even Disney needed a little bit of that. On November 13, 1940, Disney released a film called “Fantasia”, Disney’s longest animated film. A masterpiece in which famous classical pieces were chosen to be portrayed by cartoon animations. After…


Today was a very unique day. I got to be part of the audience of a world premiere, Ibero-American Landscapes composed by Edwin Guevara Gutierrez. I have been lucky enough to perform with him in the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra, but little did I know he was a composer. It…


In 1969, a festival would change the history of festivals, guitar history, and music. Woodstock, the king of festivals, took place August 15–18, 1969 on a farm ground located in Bethel, New York. It was an event organized by four main people who were actually not at all experienced in…


L’Orfeo was an opera dedicated as a grand gesture of admiration for someone, in this case for Prince Francesco Gonzaga of Mantua, Italy. It was truly intriguing to read the letters Monteverdi would send to this prince. I thought it was crazy how much love and loyalty Monteverdi had for…


After reading the introduction and conclusion of “First Nights”by Thomas Forrest Kelly, I have to say that I am genuinely impressed and proud of where we stand in terms of musical performance today. I am happy that now-a-days women partake more roles in the performance of music and music in…


There exists many special moments in my life in which I have felt pure euphoria and immense happiness. One of those moments of euphoria and epiphany occurred when I was a little girl. Growing in a Hispanic household, mariachi music was always around me. I was lucky enough to grow…


There have been lots of exciting musical premieres around the world throughout history, but in my opinion, this will be one of the many more significant ones. This is a very impacting premiere to the Mexican culture. It is a song geared and dedicated towards feminicides and violence against women…

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