AMN Stories

Jerry Simas: home-grown musician

Jerome Simas has been a professional musician for so many years now that he's not even sure he could figure out how long. Now he plays with the SF Symphony.

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Music resources for when you're stuck at home

Collecting ideas and resources to help musicians get through the pandemic and a time of enforced isolation. Don't let being apart keep you from being a musician!

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Side By Side

Amateur Music Network’s Lolly Lewis spoke with SF Chamber Orchestra Music Director Benjamin Simon about AMN’S Third Annual Side by Side partnership with the SFCO: what drew him to this music and why he keeps coming back to working with amateurs.

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Learning Medieval singing

AMN’s Lolly Lewis asked mentor Phoebe Jevtović Rosquist about what drew her to Medieval music and how she approaches this repertoire, music that can sound so alien to modern ears. Here is a sample of her thinking.

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Midlife crisis: how bass playing changed my life

Guest blogger Steve Schaefer made a fateful decision to take on the bass, and it opened a world of enjoyment and friendship. It shows that when you love something, it’s never too late to start.

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