September 3, 2019

Posted by Laurie Russell, Executive Director
I typically smile a bit when a parent says to me, "my child wants to the play the drums but I think I'll have them take <insert almost any other instrument here> instead." At that point, I silently thank my own mom and dad for not telling their fifth grade daughter she could not choose the drums for her instrument.

August 15, 2019

Posted by Laurie Russell, Executive Director
Music students and families often ask, "What is music theory?" Or perhaps they wonder, "I already take private lessons, so why is my teacher recommending that I take a theory class?" To lend some insight, I thought I'd share my thoughts about the importance of music theory for music students at any age or level.

August 15, 2019

Posted by Sara Schwindt, Assistant Director
As we get ready to start a new school year, we're excited to announce that WCMS will be publishing a monthly blog. Entries on a variety of timely musical topics will be written by various WCMS staff and faculty members, as well as occasional "guest commentators." We hope you will find our new blog a useful resource—and if you would like to suggest an idea for a topic, please send an email to Sara Schwindt, Assistant Director.