PASIC 2014 is this week and I am excited to see old friends and meet new ones. If you are going to PASIC, please leave a comment below and maybe we can meet up. There are a lot of great articles this week. I hope these continue to inspire you. Please share your thoughts and articles below in the comments.

Question of the week: What clinic and/or concert are you looking forward to attending at PASIC?

The Process of Recomposition – How to interpret composers, find meaning, and insert yourself into the music – Simon Boyar

What Can You Do With a Music Degree? 70+ Careers & Salaries Revealed – Bill Zuckerman

A Musical Fix for American Schools: Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence – Joanne Lipman

How To Take Charge Of Your Finances As A Musician (Part I) – Astrid Baumgardner

Senior Year Field Experience – Ivan Trevino


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Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
Dave Gerhart

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