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being a fan of schubert’s works is a little like following the lieder

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holy shit guys I just got tapped for my college’s symphony orchestra and

holy shit

i mean first of all it’s really prestigious and barely anyone gets in so i’m like

but they treat the whole thing like getting tapped for a frat or sorority 

like they came to my dorm room door and screamed and made me say all these pledges and then there was a big party like

what kind of orchestra is this

this is upending all of my long-held belief about orchestra nerdiness 

anyway 

this was a very exciting night for me so I just had to share it with the class

"Classical musicians can’t be attractive."

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whatshouldwecallpiccolo:

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yes hello friendly neighborhood killjoy here, this is a nice list of skinny white people but where are all the cute musicians of color?

surely it couldn’t have anything to do with the severe and frightening lack of people of color in music programs? or the systematic rejection of nonwestern musical ideas in western society? until we decide to appropriate them?

surely it couldn’t be a sign of the widespread racism in classical music!

anyway here’s your new fav tona brown: brilliant violinist, brilliant mezzo-soprano, and one of the most influential trans woc activists in the us:

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hey that’s awesome and she is great but let me tell you a thing before you get on my case - yes, that list was mainly white. yes, that is a problem. BUT don’t erase the fact that there are musicians of colour on that list. Karen Gomyo, the first woman in my list, is of Japanese descent. Stephanie Jeong, the last violinist in the first post, is Asian-American. Asian and mixed-race people are PoC too! But thank you so much for adding even more diversity to a list that desperately needs it. 

"Classical musicians can’t be attractive."

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3000 followers

Thank you so much, guys! When I started this ridiculous blog two years ago, I just wanted to vent some of my abundance of viola-related emotions. I never thought that this would become the (extremely small) success that it has, and I am so honoured to have been able to share my terrible jokes with so many people! 

I have made some really close real-world and internet friends as a direct result of this blog. If you’re reading this - you know who you are, and I love you.

But don’t get me wrong - I love every single person who follows me or who has even smiled at one of my posts because that means we share a love for classical music and dumb reaction gifs. I’ve found a really amazing community of violists and viola-appreciators and other classical music lovers on this website. You guys are great. Please feel free to message me if you ever have any questions at all. I’m always elated to hear from you guys! 

And again…thank you so much <3 

WHEN SOMEONE TELLS ME CLASSICAL MUSIC IS LAME