Working The Outdoors Into Your Day

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Lately, I’ve become aware of – and somewhat shocked by – how little time I spend outside. On an average day, my outdoor time consists of walking from my car to a building. It makes sense that between school, work, and home responsibilities, I rarely have time to take a walk, go to the park, or simply sit outside. But summer will pass quickly, and then, freezing temperatures and bone-chilling winds will force us all inside for months. To appreciate and enjoy the summer, here are a few things you can do to make sure you get outside, even when you’re busy. Work Outside This one seems simple but can be a hassle at times, particularly on windy days when papers could go flying. Still, if you can avoid the…
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QCSO Private Lesson Program Set to Expand

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During the formative years of all young musicians’ careers, it is vital for them to work with and learn from private lesson instructors. The rapport each will develop with an instructor will become one of the most important professional relationships of his or her life. That’s why a new QCSO program has been developed, in collaboration with Quad City schools, that provides opportunities for students to be instructed by the Symphony’s musicians. Through this program, the students will gain valuable instruction through bi-weekly lessons. The students taking part in this program are serious about developing careers in music. In fact, each one is self-funding half of the cost to receive this valuable program.   According to Marc Zyla, QCSO Director of Education and Community Engagement, the Private Lesson Program started…
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