13Jul
Playlist: Opera 101

Playlist: Opera 101

The big sound and foreign tongues of opera give the genre an intimidating reputation. But the colorful costumes and sets, the larger than life characters, and magical music offer so much to enjoy. Opera is a genre rooted in story and emotion, things...Read More

29Jun
Spotting Mikhail Zorich Part 2: A Conversation with MAE's Project Director

Spotting Mikhail Zorich Part 2: A Conversation with MAE's Project Director

Under the new banner of the Multicultural Arts Exchange, Mikhail continued his work, but it wasn’t always easy. Mikhail became involved in the Northeast Mural Campaign when approached by a local artists Ludmila Makarova. Her student...Read More

28Jun
Always Go To Every Audition

Always Go To Every Audition

Most careers worth having demand a lot of hard work and effort, and all too often that effort can end in failure.  However, a failure can only last forever if you let it.  If you don’t get what you want, you need to pick yourself...Read More

22Jun
Spotting Mikhail Zorich Part 1: A Conversation with MAE's Project Director

Spotting Mikhail Zorich Part 1: A Conversation with MAE's Project Director

Go anywhere in North East Philadelphia and you might just spot Mikhail Zorich, a jovial looking man with a warm smile and friendly voice. You might see him at piano concerts, dance festivals, musical productions, or even street fairs, dressed in a...Read More

15Jun
A Day of Racing and Arts at Mayfair

A Day of Racing and Arts at Mayfair

On Saturday, June 2nd, MAE came out to the first event Mayfair Grand Prix and Community Festival. It was a beautiful day with clear skies, a nice breeze, and air filled with music and the scent of festival food—delicious gyros, sweet water...Read More

31May
Breaking Down Instrument Intonation

Breaking Down Instrument Intonation

The first thing Philadelphia, PA musicians or aspiring musicians must understand about intonation is simply this – what is intonation really? Intonation refers to the tune an instrument plays each note in, and if someone claims a particular...Read More

26Apr
This And That About The History Surrounding 7 And 8 String Guitars

This And That About The History Surrounding 7 And 8 String Guitars

The first seven-string guitar to become mass produced was the Ibanez UV7. It was designed as a signature model for Steve Vai. People such as Rob Beach, Korn, and John Petrucci also used the unit. The musicians were drawn to the extended range that...Read More

15Apr
Barry: Mamaloshen in Dance

Barry: Mamaloshen in Dance

On March 17, 2019, the work of Asya Zlatina came to life for the second time at The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim Synagogue in Philadelphia. Barry: Mamaloshen in Dance is a commemoration of the choreographer’s own grandparents,...Read More

26Mar
The Beautiful Brains Of Piano Players

The Beautiful Brains Of Piano Players

The musical world is incredible. And one of the oldest instruments to stand out on a global scale is certainly the piano. Used for centuries, it is still an incredible way to express your inner musical talents – and Philadelphia, PA residents...Read More

25Feb
This And That About The History Of Poetry

This And That About The History Of Poetry

Many people love to read and write poetry. The pieces can take different forms, styles, and tones, which allow authors to express themselves how they see fit. Symbols, word choice, and more come into play with this type of writing. Poetry is a...Read More

14Feb
Multicultural Arts Exchange MAE and ARTS-NY PresentThe Midwood Miracle

Multicultural Arts Exchange MAE and ARTS-NY PresentThe Midwood Miracle

Multicultural Arts Exchange (MAE) and ARTS-NY Present: The Midwood Miracle, March 3, 2019 Featuring Deborah Karpel, vocal with Michael Lewis Smith, piano; directed by Aimee Todoroff Watch the excerpts from The Midwood Miracle performed by Deborah...Read More

24Jan
This And That About The Origins Of Jazz

This And That About The Origins Of Jazz

This And That About The Origins Of Jazz There are many music options available to people today. They can listen to country, rock, rap, jazz, and more. A lot of folks are unaware of the origins of the sounds though. Plus, there is always plenty of...Read More

19Dec
What Makes Opera A Challenging Style?

What Makes Opera A Challenging Style?

If you’ve never had any formal training, you might think that singing is just singing.  It’s not, though:  you can sing in dozens of different styles and tones, and each one has its own demands and preferences.  Opera is...Read More

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