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Aunt Maggie’s Art

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Without any perceptible reason, our Christmas tree tipped over in the living room, spilling water and ornaments over the floor.  The only casualty was one ornament. Unfortunately, it wasn’t just any ornament, but one hand-painted by my great-aunt, Marguerite Flint-Smith. Decorating the … Continue reading

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Emanuel Vardi’s Copyrights

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As a working musician, Emanuel Vardi paid careful attention to securing his intellectual property rights.  At the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress, I searched the entire collection to find records spanning roughly 5 decades of his active and … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Morton Gould

As a string player, my knowledge of Morton Gould was limited to his America Salute, a rousing patriotic pastiche of the anthems of the branches of the US military, a popular selection at Independence Day orchestra pops concerts.  While researching … Continue reading

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Roelof Weertman’s 1972 Viola

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In December, my viola developed several open seams, causing it to buzz loudly.  Two hours from any luthier, and deep into the end-of-the-semester crush of performances and juries, one of my good friends generously loaned me her viola. She mentioned … Continue reading

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Emanuel Vardi

For my doctoral project, I am in the process of researching about the life and legacy of the versatile violist, Emanuel (“Manny”) Vardi.  Combining both my training as a violist and archivist, I have been amazed my journey to understand … Continue reading

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A Week at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies

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I just recently completed an Alternative Spring Break at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies.  As a musician and also as an archivist, I am always seeking experiences which combine both of my fields.  The Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies is … Continue reading

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