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OMG Music Festival to hit Grand Rapids

By SHELBY PENDOWSKI Published 07/06/14 11:00am

Since the creation of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, more and more musicians have sparked their own big breaks by uploading videos and recordings of themselves. The OMG Music Festival is a festival that highlights some musicians that began their career through these means.


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Jazzing down our carbon footprint

Jazzing down our carbon footprint

The DTE Energy Foundation after years of supporting Michigan festivals has expanded its reach into Grand Rapids by sponsoring the GRandJazzFest this year.

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Back to basics

Back to basics

From the prominent Opera Theatre to the acclaimed Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Performing Arts Center at Grand Valley State University seems to be synonymous with the concept of classical music. But with the changing nature of today’s music industry, how does this prepare music majors for the professional world?
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Combined ensembles bring jubilant music to GVSU

Combined ensembles bring jubilant music to GVSU

Chamber music, due to the intimacy experienced among its performers, has been described as “the
music of friends.” This week, that friendship will extend beyond the members of Grand Valley State
University’s chamber groups to include other student musicians.
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GRFF brings films from across the world to Grand Rapids

Chamber music, due to the intimacy experienced among its performers, has been described as “the
music of friends.” This week, that friendship will extend beyond the members of Grand Valley State
University’s chamber groups to include other student musicians.
Read More