Johnston, Ginny

Captain Nemo Meets Igor Stravinsky

First – mea culpa!  I wish to apologize for my two-month hiatus from posting.  Preparations during July and August for the production we just recorded for American Public Television – right up…

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Thank You! Thank You!

This quote from our upcoming annual report says it all: “During our 2014-2015 season, we undertook a large project to realize a long-held ‘dream’ of the organization – the professional…

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Butterflies Continued. . .The Confession of a Music Educator

Trepidation or apprehension might be better word choices. As we prepare to digitally record the remaining seven episodes of Fall in Love with Music, I would like to confess that…

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Ways to De-Stress

Sometimes the world seems so nuts to me that I can hardly stand it. Without detailing the news of the moment, suffice it to say that I find myself not…

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Birthday Blog

Birthday girl, birthday boy, birthday cake. . .I thought why not birthday blog! It’s true. October is my birthday month, and I know that many other people share it including…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 80 – Revisiting Paragraphs

Discovery Orchestra Chats continue with another lesson in ternary form. Follow along as the orchestra’s Executive Director Virginia Johnston and Maestro Maull’s wife, Marcia, perform the second movement of Brahms’…

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