Friday, May 31, 2013

PARMA Composer Barry Seroff on WRSU

This coming Saturday (6/1) composer Barry Seroff will be appearing on Rutgers Radio Station WRSU to promote his new album DEMOCRACY. You can catch Barry on-air between 2-5pm. Be sure to tune in!

Rutgers Radio WRSU:

You can hear an archived version of the show on the WRSU website here:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

2013 BMI Student Composer Awards

Congratulations to the winners of this year's BMI Student Composer Awards! Ten young composers were awarded on May 20, 2013 at a private event held in New York City. The 61st annual awards were chosen by a panel of BMI composers and ranged from chamber compositions to larger works for orchestra.

To learn more about the composers and their works, click here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 2013 Releases on Navona Records

Today Navona Records releases six PARMA-produced albums: CASCADING INTO REVERIE, SPELLBOUND, MOOD INDIGO, COLLECTED MUSIC OF JEROME DAVIS GOODMAN, TORRID NATURE SCENES, and FINE MUSIC, VOL. 4. Click "Read more" for info on each release and links to the catalog pages on the label websites.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Exceptional Animal Ears

Guest Post by PARMA Intern Alycia B.

Humans can hear up to nearly 20,000 Hz (20 kHz). However, as we get older, our hearing deteriorates and by the time we reach the age of 60, we will suffer a loss of a few thousand Hz just due to age. It's common knowledge that most animals hear better than us, but what animals are the best listeners in the animal world? 

Click "Read More" to find out.

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Inexplicable Powers of Classical Music

Guest Post by PARMA Intern Alycia B.

For years, the Mozart Effect has been debated among scientists, psychologists and medical doctors alike. The Mozart Effect is the idea that listening to classical music can make you smarter or improve your memory. The overwhelming consensus is that this is untrue. However, classical music does indeed have some benefits to daily life.

Click "Read More" to find out what those benefits are.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

How Fast Was That Bumblebee?

Guest Post by PARMA Intern Alycia B.

As an eager fifth grade cello student, I made it my goal to accomplish playing Flight of the Bumblebee by the time I graduated from high school. I figured this was reasonable - I would be a much better player in high school, so it would be easy (or so I thought.) When I found out it was to be played at a ghastly 170 beats per minute, I decided to focus on things that were easier for me to attain with my college auditions coming up. Now that I'm closer than ever to graduating from college, I thought it was a good idea to pick it up again - until I found out about John Taylor and Daniel Himebauch. Click "Read More" to find out who they are.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Andy Happel Interviews Harold Rosenbaum

PARMA's Lead Producer Andy Happel interviews Harold Rosenbuam, founder and conductor of the New York Virtuoso Singers and PARMA recording partner.