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

PME Blog (The Pacific Mozart Ensemble)

The members of the Pacific Mozart Ensemble share there experiences in the chorus.  The entries can sometimes have an "inside baseball" feel, but they provide a different perspective on the goings of a Bay Area performing institution.

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Musicology and Theory

PostClassic (Kyle Gann)

Bard College professor (and former Village Voice music critic) Kyle Gann writes in-depth posts about musicology and theory. He is particularly focused on microtonal music and will occasionally post keynote speeches and lectures.

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Opera in General

Prima la musica, poi le parole (Sarah Noble)

Sara Noble writes about opera in Sydney, Australia, including but not confined to the goings on inside the world's most recognizable opera house.
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Bay Area Voices

Richard Scheinin

Richard Scheinin covers classical music for the Mercury News.  This blog is an extension of that work so expect reviews and previews of coming attractions focusing on the South Bay and Peninsula.

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New Music/Composers

Roger Bourland

LA film composer Roger Bourland writes about music and his life as a professor at UCLA. 

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Bay Area Voices

Salon97 (Cariwyl Hebert)

Born out of experiences at SWSX '08, Cariwyl Herbert and the folks at Salon97 host periodic classical music Salons around the Bay Area and beyond.  The Salon97 blog keeps readers aware of classical music news items and upcoming events.  They also host a radio station centered on music featured in the salons.

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National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

Sandow (Greg Sandow)

Greg Sandow writes a column that is directed squarely at the performers, promoters and other working professionals in the world of classical music. The posts often engender discussions amongst his readers on such topics as copywriter vs creativity, promotion, funding for the arts, etc...

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National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

Scanning the Dial

Classical music radio insiders Mike Janssen and Marty Ronish discuss the ins and outs of the classical music business.

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New Music/Composers

Sequenza 21

Steve Layton edits this blog that gives new music composers a forum to discuss their work, each others' work and anything else of interest.  The blog features a link to the individual blogs of each contributor as well.

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Bay Area Voices

SFist Arts & Events (Brock Keeling)

SFits Arts & Events blog runs the gambit of SF entertainment. 

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