To most, classical music equals traditional and stuffy, whereas the world of social media equals new, young, innovative, etc. (though if you ask me, most of this social media buzz is BS). However, these two seemingly disparate worlds have a surprising number of intersections and overlap. Most recently, I received news about New England Conservatory’s new online collaborative music installation, NEC# (NEC-sharp). Basically, it is a new YouTube station started by the school to bring together students and non-students alike, profiling these young, emerging musicians in a collective online symphony. At this stage, the site is still being populated with musical vignettes submitted primarily by NEC students, however for all un-enrolled aspiring Beethovens, the public is invited to participate…voice, tuba, cello, organ pedals, all are welcome.
Follow this link to find step-by-step instructions for submitting your video:
. Otherwise, just check out the site and drown yourself in little snippets of great music from great performers who you’d probably not have an opportunity to hear otherwise. The site is well-designed to provide short bios on each artist and a Featured Artist page profiles select performers.
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