Coming Together Side by Side: Avocational Musicians Performing with Professionals

Nagging feelings of self-doubt in their musical skills blocked many for a while from doing what they have since come to love—make music in their spare time. Finding supportive ensembles, teachers, and Meetup groups helped many take the plunge. Now, professional orchestras have joined the avocational-musician support team, spurred by the success of the Baltimore Symphony’s programs for non-pros that began in 2010.

Beyond Baroque: Grand Harmonie brings period instruments to modern audiences

A Boston-based period music ensemble takes you behind the scenes of their work. To learn more about Grand Harmonie, visit http://www.grandharmonie.org. Video filmed and edited by Dave Jamrog.

C Natural: Opening Up About Musicians’ Health

“I can sense from the response I’ve gotten to the blog that people feel relieved and also comforted,” she said. “I hope to give other musicians who are struggling silently the chance to experience this feeling as well.”