Welcome to the International Journal of Music

Arthur Zanin, Editor in Chief
Eric Anderson, Editor

We are so excited to present you with this new, fully online publication. All my life, I’ve participated in the time-honored tradition of music education, sharing my knowledge with my students just as my professors shared their knowledge with me. The IJM widens the pedagogical circle for any musician willing to learn, publishing academic and performance-based insights by seasoned musicians, educators and ambitious students. You will find articles for different instruments in their respective magazines, such as this one. You are able to access, submit, and review articles on our IJM website (https://ijm.education).

Sincerely,

Arthur Zanin, Editor in Chief

Learning Beethoven Sonatas Gabriele Carcano

Thoughts on Learning All of Beethoven’s Sonatas

If when it comes to writing or talking about something so well known as Beethoven’s piano sonatas is almost impossible to avoid repeating what’s already been said, it’s also true that the necessity of looking into this music is always impellent. Studying them all has been one of my most rewarding experiences so far. I would like to share some of my experiences of spending quite some time with it as well as some personal discoveries I’ve made along the way.
Rita Sloan pianista colaborativo

Your Mother Wants You to Be a Doctor but You Want to Be a Collaborative Pianist

"Accompanists: the unsung heroes of music," trumpeted Britain’s The Guardian in 2012. If you are, like me, in the business of what we in the United States call collaborative piano, you would have had a good-news/bad-news reaction. The good news was receiving the title “hero,” even if unsung. The bad news: even in 2012, the term “accompanist” clearly persisted in England. It would take six years for a course correction when in 2018, the Royal College of Music (RCM) became the first London conservatory to change the title of their Master’s Degree in Piano Accompaniment to Master in Collaborative Piano.
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