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IPA Paired – Repurposing music for productivity

IPA Paired is a happy hour blog series by the IPA Source office staff – business manager Nora and tech manager Eric. While skillful at keeping IPA Source running well, Nora & Eric have no formal music background, unless you consider their time in high school band!   Today’s post was inspired by the New… Read More

Happy birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized on December 17, 1770, so it is likely he was born a few days prior to that date. As one of the most recognized composers in music history, his works are still some of the most frequently performed classical pieces to this day. Beethoven’s work spans… Read More

IPA Paired – Handel wrote music for Chanukah

IPA Paired is a happy hour blog series by the IPA Source office staff – business manager Nora and tech manager Eric. While skillful at keeping IPA Source running well, Nora & Eric have no formal music background, unless you consider their time in high school band. Nora: Happy Chanukah, Eric! Did you know that… Read More

Introducing SongHelix

From IPA Source:  SongHelix has recently come to our attention, and we believe that it might be of interest to some of our readers. The following post is by Seth Keeton, Director of SongHelix. As director of the recently released SongHelix, I would like to share a bit about the tool’s creation and some of… Read More

Perfect Tenor Recital Selections

Voice recitals are part of a voice student’s degree fulfillment requirements. Whether you are preparing for a Junior Recital, Senior Recital, or Graduate Recital, identifying and grouping texts to display your vocal skill is key. Texts may be selected and grouped by language, emotion, or level of difficulty. Texts may also be selected and grouped… Read More

October composer birthdays

We’re celebrating 13 composer birthdays during the month of October. Each composer has a link to our entire collection of texts for that individual. Louis Vierne, born 10/8. Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/v/vierne-louis-1870-1937.html Giuseppe Fortunino Frencesco Verdi, born 10/9. Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/v/verdi-giuseppe-1813-1901.html Charles-Camille Saint-Saens, born 10/9. Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/s/saint-saens-camille-1835-1921.html Ralph Vaughan Williams, born 10/12. Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/v/vaughan-williams-ralph-1872-1958.html… Read More

Perfect Soprano Recital Selections

Are you preparing for a Junior Recital, Senior Recital, or Graduate Recital? Deciding upon the perfect program of music for your performance is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. A vocalist must carefully select the right balance of music to appropriately highlight vocal skills. Curated from our database, here are 24 selections perfect… Read More

Featured composer: Claude Debussy

French composer Achille-Claude Debussy, also known as Claude-Achille Debussy or Claude Debussy was born August 22, 1862, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Seine-et-Oise. Debussy was one of the most prominent figures in Impressionist music and among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Debussy’s music was noted for its frequent use of non-traditional… Read More