music education http://wrkf.org en A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students http://wrkf.org/post/young-torchbearer-lights-way-new-orleans-music-students In New Orleans, it's cool to be in the high school band — especially when Trombone Shorty shows up in the band room.<p>The brass player and bandleader recently paid a visit to New Orleans' Warren Easton High School to work with band members. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 17312 at http://wrkf.org A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students An Orchestra of Laptops http://wrkf.org/post/orchestra-laptops <p><span class="BodyCopy">Louisiana State University's School of Music and Center for Computation and Technology have teamed up to form a "laptop orchestra." </span></p><p>They perform <span class="BodyCopy"><a href="http://countryroadsmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_jevents&amp;task=day.listevents&amp;year=2012&amp;month=03&amp;day=10&amp;Itemid=93">March 10 at the Manship Theatre</a>.&nbsp; </span></p><p>LSU is also hosting the first ever Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO) April 15-17. There will be concerts at the LSU Recital hall at 7:30 on the 16th and 17th, as well as the Varsity Theatre later in the evening.</p><p class="BodyCopy"><span class="BodyCopy">WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked with Professor Jesse Allison and student Nick Hwang about what it means to play a concert with laptops.&nbsp; </span></p><p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Tegan Wendland 2736 at http://wrkf.org An Orchestra of Laptops