On the Cover

Lawrence Power

Focus on “A Guide to Competitions”

  • Performance Competitions: The Player’s Perspective.
  • Performance Competitions: The Judges’ Perspective.
  • Performance Competitions: The Audience Perspective.

Features and Departments

  • It Was 50 Years Ago Today: How the Beatles launched a string-playing revolution.
  • Lawrence Power on the power of the viola.
  • Prison Song: Benning Violins sponsors a string program for inmates in Baja, Mexico.
  • Ask the Expert: How to get rid of unwanted bow bugs.
  • What’s in the Case: Ask Rachel Barton Pine.
  • First Person: A high school instructor discovers the power of Baroque music.
  • Reviews: Music & Arts releases a 15-CD box set of Haydn string quartets featuring the Schneider Quartet.

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by March 20, 2015
  • Advertising materials due by March 27, 2015
  • Issue on sale May 12, 2015