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Creative Music Making – Book Release

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New Book Release Creative Music Making (Four Simple Steps to Cultivating the Inner Musician) by William L. Cahn Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Books, Inc., New York/London Estimated Release Date – February 2005 CREATIVE MUSIC MAKING is a “how to” guide in creating free-form improvisational music on any combination of musical instruments to expand… Read more »

Bill Cahn Visiting Artist Residencies

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Bill Cahn brings decades of experience world-wide in performance, education, arts administration, and community outreach to his residencies. Planned in collaboration with host organization(s), the goal of the residencies is to celebrate the power of music to enrich lives and the joy of music-making through skill development and the interactive sharing of ideas and concepts…. Read more »

Creative Music-Making

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(Four Simple Steps to Cultivating the Inner Musician) A Workshop Presented by Bill Cahn EQUIPMENT NEEDED- audio cassette (or DAT, CD, MD) recorder, mic(s), amp, speaker(s), marimba(s), vibraphone, 5 pairs of marimba mallets What is Creative Music Making? Creative Music Making is an interactive workshop in which musicians and music teachers of any age, student… Read more »

Photos from the Fargo – Moorhead Symphony Orchestra

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Fargo – Moorhead Symphony Orchestra – April 2 – Memorial Auditorium Bill Law, executive director, Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Bill Cahn conducted two educational and a Family concert with the Moorhead Symphony Orchestra with Nexus as guest performers. Both concerts show a history of percussion in the orchestra and as solo instruments. A high – light… Read more »

What to Listen for in Cymbals

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an interactive discussion/demonstration Presented by Bill Cahn Techniques for Listening : 1. Relax (with a deep breath, body tension released, mind cleared) 2. Do not judge what is heard (whether it’s ‘good’ or ‘bad’, or what it means); set aside any pre-conceptions and biases in order to hear. 3. Notice as much as possible about… Read more »

Concert Bass Drum Performance

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The Influence of Non-Western Music In Western Art Music

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A Listening Workshop Presented by Bill Cahn Concept 1: Globalization – A Powerful New Factor: The exchanging of ideas between people – individuals, tribes, cultures, nations, institutions – is not new; it has always been a part of human interaction. In music the process of embracing ideas from sources outside of one’s own immediate environment… Read more »

Getting A Job: Options for Percussionists

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A Workshop Presented By Bill Cahn Concept 1: Know yourself and your resources a) Answer the Self-Evaluation Form and think about the relevance of the questions to your own situation. There are no right or wrong answers, just YOUR answers; b) Know what resources are available to help you achieve goals; use them; c) Be… Read more »

Introduction to Improvisation

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Presented By Bill Cahn improvise (im-pro-viz’), v.t. to compose extemporaneously, especially verse or music, bring about on a sudden, or without previous preparation; devise on the spur of the moment, or for a special occasion: v.i. to compose extemporaneously; do a thing in an offhand way. improvisation (im-prov-i-sa’ shun), n. the act of improvising; (in… Read more »

Interview with Laura Hartenberger

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(10th Grade Student at the Oakwood Collegiate School in Toronto – November 2000) Q. What is a regular day like in your life? What sort of daily activities does your job involve? A. My daily activities have changed quite a bit over the years. Every day is unique and different in some way. Today, November… Read more »

Rotterdam Conservatory Interview

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Subject: A request from Rotterdam Conservatory Percussion Dept. Students Dear Ozgu Bulut & Martijn Krijnen, In October 2000, I had the pleasure of visiting your beautiful Conservatory in Rotterdam with my friend, Peter Prommel. I was a jurist in Eindhoven for the Tromp Muziek Biënnale Percussion Competition. I also enjoyed meeting and working with Willem… Read more »

Interview with Susan Conkling

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Interview with Bill Cahn of NEXUS – September 28, 1999 by Susan W. Conkling, Associate Professor of Music Education Eastman School of Music Conkling: Describe your musical career: Cahn: It’s important to know that I grew up in Philadelphia, which, at the time (1960s) had one of the most comprehensive public school music programs in… Read more »

Bill Cahn Artist-in-Residence in Japan

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Percussionist Bill Cahn Artist-in-Residence at Showa University of Music in Kanagawa, Japan December 5 to 17, 1998 Showa University in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, has announced that Bill Cahn will be featured in the University’s Artist-in-Residence program. Mr. Cahn’s residency will consist of: workshops on subjects related to percussion performance and history masterclasses… Read more »

The Responsibilities of a Professional Principal Percussionist

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This article was written for the Atlanta Percussion Newsletter in October 1991 by Bill Cahn A symphony orchestra, or for that matter any large organization comprised of many different people, is a complex and frequently difficult-to-understand entity. Seventy to one-hundred highly educated professionals – all having unique backgrounds in the study of their particular musical… Read more »

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