Category Strings Magazine

Ivory Ban Rocks the String World

New federal restrictions shift focus to antiques On February 11, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will implement a commercial ban on trade in elephant ivory, including bows adorned with ivory and brought to America and previously covered by certification under the Convention on International Trade […]

Carnegie Hall Creates National Youth Orchestra

When Clive Gillinson, a cellist and Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director, arrived in the United States from London in 2005, he knew there was something he wanted to address. “I was always baffled that there wasn’t a national youth orchestra in the United States,” says Gillinson, former managing director of the London Symphony Orchestra, […]

The Pros and Cons of Long-Distance Learning

When it comes to learning, geography isn’t the barrier it used to be. Videoconference technology, used by such institutions as the Manhattan School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, and often delivered via high-definition Internet 2 technology, has become highly successful at connecting students with teachers who aren’t in the same state, or […]