Violinist.com Parenting Columns

During the past year I’ve been writing a weekly column for Violinist.com, an international music website.  The essays include general parenting topics (with a musical focus) plus a 24-part series on college and conservatory admissions. Here’s a list:

PARENTING COLUMNS

  1. The Great Decision 8/15/13
  2. Talent Education 8/22/13
  3. The Violin Addiction.  8/29/13
  4. The Cicadas 9/5/13
  5. Getting’ There 10/10/13
  6. The Clock on the Table. 10/17/13
  7. Hell is Other Parents 10/31/13
  8. The Late-Blooming Flower 11/14/13
  9. But I Played it Perfectly At Home 11/21/13
  10. In The Bleak Midwinter 12/27/13
  11. A Tale of Two Quartets 1/3/14
  12. The Birth-Order Theory 2/7/14
  13. On Thinking About Polar Bears 2/13/14
  14. Talking About Talking Practice 4/18/14
  15. The Bow 5/6/14
  16. Chromesthesia 5/8/14
  17. Joyce DiDonato: Four Truths for Young Artists 5/29/14
  18. Summer Music Camps 6/6/14
  19. Do What Scares You 6/14/14
  20. Are Summer Programs Worth It? 6/20/14

A PARENTS’ GUIDE TO CONSERVATORY AUDITIONS
Part 1: Take Your Vitamins 9/12/13
Part 2: Strategies 9/20/13
Part 3: Trial Lessons 9/26/13
Part 4: Rejection 10/3/13
Part 5: Reach, Match, Safety 10/24/13
Part 6: Other Parents 11/7/13
Part 7: Location, Location, Location 11/28/13
Part 8: I Flunked My Prescreens–Now What? 12/5/13
Part 9: Talent Loves Company 12/12/13
Part 10: Being Good At Being Uncomfortable 12/19/13
Part 11: Winter, Audition-Style 1/10/14
Part 12: Going Solo 1/16/14
Part 13: Luck 1/23/14
Part 14: Social Media 1/30/14
Part 15: After the Audition 2/13/14
Part 16: On Cockeyed Optimism 2/21/14
Part 17: How Do You Pay For It? 2/28/14
Part 18: Cost of Attendance 3/6/14
Part 19: How Do you Pay for It? (Reprise) 3/13/14
Part 20: On Waiting 3/20/14
Part 21: Waitlisted, Now What? 3/27/14
Part 22: Appealing Financial Aid 4/4/14
Part 23: Letting Go 4/24/14
Part 24: Commencement 5/22/14

 


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