October 15th J.S. Bach “The ordinary becomes the extraordinary.”

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Cellist Erik Anderson On How Bach Shaped His Love Of Classical Music

eaIf you ask Erik Anderson about his love for music, he’ll tell you it didn’t start in childhood. In fact, it took years before Anderson chose music as his way of life – and the path to get there wasn’t a straight one. Today, Anderson is an accomplished cello player and conductor with a particular lover for Johann Sebastian Bach.
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Teacher and Pianist Dianna Anderson On How Music Has Shaped Her Life

dianna-headshot-2Pianist and chamber musician Dianna Anderson has had a passion for sound since she was a little girl. That passion has evolved into an award-winning career that reaches out to young musicians from the stage and the classroom.

We talked to Anderson about her career and her musical future.
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Christophe Landon: When Making Instruments Become an Art

musica-marin_christophe-landonPrize-winning violin maker Christophe Landon has been designing and building violins since he was a teenager. Today, Landon makes violin for the New York Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and many world renowned artists.

We talked to Landon about his work with Musica Marin and what has fueled his passion throughout the years.
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20th Century Music

musica marinMusic in the last hundred years has undergone unprecedented changes that musicians and scholars could not have foreseen. Even with the technological innovations that drove the Industrial Revolution, no one could have imagined that music in the 20th century would have changed as rapidly as it did. Read More…

2016 Trends in Classical Music

classical musicWhat’s been happening with classical music this year? Here are a few trends we’ve noticed so far in 2016. Read More…

Interesting Facts from Classical Music

interesting-factsAlthough musical history stretches back to the beginning of time, of the handful of well-known musicians, they come mostly from the Classical period, which was only a couple hundred years ago. The Classical period lasted from 1750-1825, but was very influential to modern music. By this time in history, America had been colonized and revolted, and the Industrial Revolution was in full-swing, but most of the sophisticated popular music came from Europe, specifically Vienna, Italy. Italy was the center of the Renaissance and continued to be an artistic and musical center for hundreds of years. Read More…

The Periods of Classical Music

musica marinThe periods of classical music denote not only changes in musical style and its progression as an art form, but it also supplies us with a linear timeline that provides a historical backdrop against which we can understand and measure society´s influence. Read More…

Boosting Your Immune System with Music

musica marinMusic has the power to change your emotional state, and as a result, can boost your overall health. After listening to classical music, a group of people were found to have several improved aspects of health (le Roux, Bouic, & Bester, 2007). Depending on the type of music listened to, music can decrease negative moods, lower stress-induced hormones in your body, and enhance your immune system. Read More…

Where Art and Music Meet: The Work of Jean-Patrick Guilbert

musica marinFrench-born Jean-Patrick Guilbert has been involved in the arts since childhood. Today, his work — paintings, sculptures, and metalsmithing — is part of the permanent collection at the New-York Historical Society in New York City and has appeared in a number of collections and exhibits around the world.

We talked to Guilbert about his work and his collaboration with Music Marin. Read More…


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