SoundArts Students Amazing in 2018 Spring Recital

To those who have launched them, the first performance of a chamber music program feels like a testing-ground for all the hard-work, preparation, administrative (read: schedule) juggling, and tireless practicing, in addition to all the efforts by parents, teachers and administrators to make it all come together. Well, today it can be said that those [...]

By | May 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on SoundArts Students Amazing in 2018 Spring Recital

Announcing SoundArts Chamber Music Program!

We are pleased to announce our new program, Sound Arts! Bringing artists and students together to perform chamber masterworks Explore exciting music Grow musicality Improve rhythm Learn communication skills Gain confidence Make friends with other musicians In this introductory course (from March to May), designed for intermediate and advanced students, young musicians will be placed into [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Blog, Chamber Music|Comments Off on Announcing SoundArts Chamber Music Program!

NWMA Holiday Recital Video

Our Holiday Recital was fantastic yesterday with so many people to congratulate! Parents, teachers and students all work together to create artistic experiences, as witnessed in these two students performing the first movement of Beethoven’s last sonata for violin and piano in G Major, Op.96. This sort of peer-collaboration between students is the driving force [...]

By | December 17th, 2017|Blog, Chamber Music|Comments Off on NWMA Holiday Recital Video

Academy Director Mark Anderson performs Dvorak with Borealis Quartet

Here is an excerpt from a concert that took place at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada on October 20th, 2017. Mark Anderson performs Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major Op.81 with the Borealis String Quartet. New World Music Academy's mission is to prepare our students for a life-time of music-making. Working with [...]

By | December 9th, 2017|Blog, Chamber Music|Comments Off on Academy Director Mark Anderson performs Dvorak with Borealis Quartet

NWMA Director Mark Anderson in Chamber Music Concert this Saturday

The Röntgen Piano Trio (Mark Anderson - piano, Antoine van Dongen - violin, and Eric Gaenslen, cello) perform works by Beethoven, Julius Röntgen and Brahms this coming Saturday, December 9th at 8pm at Trinity Chamber Concerts (Trinity Chapel) - 2320 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704. Tickets and information can be found at http://www.trinitychamberconcerts.com

By | December 3rd, 2017|Blog, Chamber Music|Comments Off on NWMA Director Mark Anderson in Chamber Music Concert this Saturday

New Short of NWMA Director in Recording Studio

NWMA owner and executive director Mark Anderson is shown here in a short video produced by Nimbus Records (UK) recording part of a suite of pieces by German/Dutch composer Julius Röntgen. https://youtu.be/Bn8gxZSZfU4 Mark Anderson's recordings of solo piano works by Julius Röntgen are available online at www.Amazon.com and iTunes. Enjoy.

By | September 28th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on New Short of NWMA Director in Recording Studio

The Sacred Triangle

Success of young students, no matter the discipline, is built on a solid foundation. Information is distributed to the student in a classroom/private lesson format and then reinforced with continued study outside of that class or lesson. In the case of music, which presents a vast array of high-level concepts combined with an intense demand [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Blog, Music Education|Comments Off on The Sacred Triangle

Chamber Music – The Holy Grail In Music Education

The constant tapping and counting of a teacher in a music lesson seems to be a constant and never-ending tedium. How many music teachers have I heard say, “I sound like a broken record: 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 during every lesson! Why can’t students just learn to count themselves?!” The answer my [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Blog, Chamber Music|Comments Off on Chamber Music – The Holy Grail In Music Education

Thoughts From UBC To NWMA

In just a few days, Sept 6th to be exact, my university students (all piano majors) will converge on UBC for a new year of study, practice and goals to attain. The latter, of course, is my ultimate concern and that they pass their end-of-year exams with flying colors. The lesson to be learned is [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Blog, News & Events|Comments Off on Thoughts From UBC To NWMA