by Amy Nathan Susan Alexander found a way to fill the “big, depressing hole in your life where playing music with other people used to be”—a hole caused by this year’s official restrictions on in-person gatherings to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That hole grew smaller when this avocational Maryland pianist discovered JamKazam, … Continue reading Online music-making with nearly no lag time—really!
by Amy Nathan "If you give yourself to something that you think isn’t going to work, sometimes it does,” says retired school teacher and lifelong choir member Linda Bluth. She’s commenting on a surprising new musical bright spot that has popped up during the coronavirus pandemic: ordinary people becoming recording artists. From Brooklyn’s Grace Chorale to the … Continue reading They may not be pros—but they’re recording artists now
COVID-19 has shaken up the music industry in unprecedented ways. Across all mediums, locations, and genres, musicians have taken to the interwebs to lift audiences across the world. Here are some notable performances, recordings, and writing put out by musicians in recent weeks. These only start to scratch the surface. Live-streamed Performances Cellist Yo-Yo … Continue reading Great Works by Musicians During COVID-19