Music Blogs

Here's our guide to the wonderful, sometimes wacky world of classical music blogs. You'll find commentary on local, national and international happenings. Jump in and join in! If we’ve missed one of your favorites, send us an email at editor@sfcv.org.

Bay Area Voices

Choralista (Celeste Winant)

Celeste Winant's blog started out of frustration with the difficulties facing choral groups in this country.  She writes about various cultural pressures that come to bear on organizations attempting to survive and create in the world of classical choral music.
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Bay Area Voices

Civic Center

SF Mike writes about cultural happenings in SF.  He's as likely to write about a museum exhibition as a concert downtown.  Posts generally including quite a bit of photographic evidence.

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Critics Beyond the Bay

Classical Life by Tim Mangan

Tim Mangan at the Orange County Register offers various short news and errata (and occasional silliness) to compliment his official posts as an arts critic.

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Critics Beyond the Bay

Classical Musing (Andrew Druckenbrod)

Andrew Druckenbrod covers classical music for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Anything is fair game and the majority of posts relate to classical music news from all over the world.

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Critics Beyond the Bay

Classical WETA (Jens Laurson)

Jens Laurson is the critic at large for WETA 90.9 FM in Washington D.C.  Considering the amount of time and care that goes into each post, he is writing at a furious rate.  Each one is a thorough examination of the topic, be it a CD release, historical figure or simply coming attractions.

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Bay Area Voices

David Bratman

David Bratman is a librarian who lives with his lawfully wedded soprano and a wall full of symphony recordings.

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Critics Beyond the Bay

Deceptively Simple (Marc Geelhoed)

Marc Geelhoed writes about music, art, culture and events in Chicago from his perspective as administer of the Chicago Symphony's in house record label, CSO. 

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Musicology and Theory

Dial M for Musicology

Jonathan Bellman (University of North Colorado) and Phil Ford (Indiana University) trade off posting on this blog about musicology.  Though they will dig deep into various topics, the lighthearted tone of this blog makes it a nice intro to the field.

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Bay Area Voices

Diane Hidy

Free Resources for Piano Teachers and students. Printable sight-reading flashcards. Recommendations for student repertoire. Teaching tips for new and experienced teachers. Piano music for young children. Piano teacher resources.

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New Music/Composers

Felsenmusick (Daniel Felsenfeld)

Music writer Daniel Felsenfeld shares very personal journal about his experiences as a composer in New York.

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