NEW Mother's Day Albums available at iTunes!

After a few months of filmmaking and writing, I am happy to announce the release of four exciting and inspiring albums just in time for Mother's Day. Inspiring, classical, poignantDownload today: The newest soundtrack released by Sabrina Peña Young from Grace McCalister's the Present and the Passed is an emotional piano journey through a mother's hope and sadness. Enjoy moments of relaxation in Relaxing Music of Earth, a classical compilation of soothing and gentle music to give you solace and quiet. A Mother's Heart is an inspiring classical collection of beautiful music inspired by the joys and struggles of motherhood. It is a perfect gift for any mother or grandmother in your life. Give the gift of inspiring classical music this Mother's Day. Yoga Dream Meditations takes a departure from classical music, instead enveloping the listener with slow-moving ambience designed for medit…

NMR Artist Spotlight: Eclectic Electronica Musician Seychal-Mills on the Pink Panther Theme Mashup

Kendrick Lamar Just Did Something No Other Rapper Ever Has

Kendrick Lamar just won an award that no other rapper has ever won. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you what he won.

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“Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music on Monday, providing arguably the biggest surprise as the awards for arts and letters were announced Monday in New York.

Lamar is the first hip-hop artist to win the Pulitzer's music category, which traditionally has honored classical works, even after the category was opened up to jazz and pop in 2005. Jazz master Ornette Coleman won in 2007, but the selection of Lamar is the Pulitzer's biggest swing toward popular music.

Lamar won his Pulitzer for "Damn." — the follow-up album to 2015's searing examination of race in America, "To Pimp a Butterfly." Times pop music criticMikael Wood heralded "D…

Building Blocks of Improv, with Brenden Lowe

Today we’re speaking with Brenden Lowe, the man behind and the Jazz Piano School Podcast. Jazz and piano can both be intimidating things for aspiring musicians and they put front and center their belief that “Anyone can learn”, as well as encouraging self-expression from the outset – so clearly a good match for our philosophy here at Musical U!

Jazz Piano School has a unique approach to teaching and we were keen to hear more about how it works and how improvisation factors in.

In this conversation we talk about:

- The astonishing number of jazz tunes Brenden could play after $12,000 of traditional jazz piano lessons and why he was completely unsure how to improvise or be creative.

- The “lego bricks” approach to improvising that makes it easy to learn, step by step.

- The unique 4-step system they use at Jazz Piano School to connect theory, technique, improv and repertoire at every stage of learning.

This was a really fun conversatio…

Pulitzer-winner Kendrick Lamar just made history

Rapper Kendrick Lamar was the first non-classical or jazz artist to win a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for his album DAMN. Jeffrey Brown joins Judy Woodruff to discuss some of the recipients in areas of literature and music.

Matt & The Clichés - Pintor (lyric video)

Primer EP de la banda venezolano-argentina Matt & The Clichés.

Concert features program of music by women composers

Concert features program of music by women composers  Someday, perhaps, there won’t be a need to advocate and provide a platform for the work of women composers. Until that time, Women in Music Columbus, as it has done for almost 140 years, is on the case. The local organization also advocates for women performers, offering multiple opportunities each season for its performing members to participate in recitals and concerts. These concerts often include the music of women composers. Additionally, every other year WMC puts out a call for submissions from women composers, with all selected works to be performed in one program. The Women Composers program will be held on Sunday, April 15, in Capital University’s Huntington Recital Hall. “It’s part of our mission statement to promote women making music and women composers,” WMC President Cynthia Mahaney said, “and certainly providing performing opportunities is a big reason why many of our members join.” ... In all, works by 11 composers will …