- Brooklyn Academy of Music
- Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia
- Dramatics magazine, Cincinnati
- Teaching Theatre journal, Cincinnati
ARTISTIC HYBRIDS are proliferating, and artists are defying singular categorization. Classical musicians perform in cafés, or festivals with bluegrass artists. Hip-hop artists make theatre pieces. Musicians blend genres like ingredients in a smoothie. Technology creates new artistic sandboxes—and ways to expand an audience.
"The Natural, Friendly Bass Player: Edgar Meyer encourages students along their musical paths," Overtones (Spring 2007)
SIMPLE isn't easy.
Just ask the Curtis double bass students. In lessons and the department-wide bass class, faculty member Edgar Meyer encourages them to sound natural—which is harder than it would seem. ... (PDF)
"The journey to Egg Island: Telling Gatsby's story on stage," Dramatics magazine, published by the Educational Theatre Association (November 2007)
SCOTT SHEPHERD READS with a flat, measured voice. “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.”
He’s sitting in a shabby office where a nondescript company’s papers are passed and filed, phone calls are taken, and letters are signed and sent. Ambition, if it’s present at all, must be packed among the file boxes on the steel shelves. ... (PDF)
"Engaging the community: In a changing world, how one professional theatre makes it work," Teaching Theatre journal, Theatre Education in the 21st Century special issue, published by the Educational Theatre Association (Fall 2008)
GATHER THE PERMISSION SLIPS, load the buses, and go see a show with your students. Sounds simple enough. But these days, the logistics of giving kids a professional theatre experience can seem more daunting than fully producing your own show from scratch. Didn’t it used to be easier, before high gasoline prices reduced travel, before test preparation dominated class time, and before you had to prove the standards-aligned value of a field trip? ... (PDF)
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