Carmen is a beautiful opera with several memorable pieces.

An Overview of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen”

Noah Thompson, Columnist June 9, 2021

Georges Bizet’s only opera, “Carmen,” is a dramatic tale of gypsy woman named Carmen in the 1820s. The opera is sung in French but is set in the Spanish city of Seville. This opera is one of the...

The Menuhin Competition is a major event in the violin world.

A Recap of the 2021 Menuhin Competition in Richmond, Virginia

Noah Thompson, Columnist June 8, 2021

The Menuhin Competition is one of the few events that draws rare, child prodigy violinists together to compete for a substantial reward and supreme recognition. The Competition has been around for nearly...

Fearless (Taylors Version) takes back Swifts hit album and truly makes it her own.

“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”

Nessah Wendt, Columnist April 30, 2021

After 13 years of success, Taylor Swift re-released her classic album, “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).” It includes Taylor's old music such as “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me," while also...

Eddy Chen performing Paganini Caprice No. 24 while hula hooping.

TwoSet Violin: Bringing the World of Classical Music to a Younger Generation

Noah Thompson, Columnist March 19, 2021

According to TwoSet Violin, in 2013, Australian violinists Brett Yang and Eddy Chen created a YouTube channel called TwoSet Violin. They create a wide range of videos from challenges, like the “Ling...

Fandoms are a dangerous internet trend.

Fandoms: One of the Many Toxic Internet Cultures

Sophia Geisler, Columnist March 17, 2021

The internet has always been a place for mild and major controversy. With social media influencers, celebrities, political parties, such and such, it’s easy to get caught up in the middle of online arguments....

Notation on sheet music goes back to the time of ancient Greeks.

The History of Music Notation

Noah Thompson, Columnist March 3, 2021

In music, notation, and music theory, nothing is ever a coincidence. The system of notation and music theory is so complex and thorough that it is baffling that such a system became universal across all...

An image of MuseScore 3.6.

Making Great Music for a Great Price

Noah Thompson, Columnist February 17, 2021

Depending on what genre you’re interested in making, the process of music creation can look very different. If you write classical or jazz, you may just create some sheet music and then give it to someone...

What is your favorite type of music?

Music Statistics at Horizon Honors

Julia Tucker, Columnist December 14, 2020

As you can see, there are a lot of different opinions on music. I love country and pop music, but everyone is different. I asked students around the school what their opinions on music are and how...

Rick Astleys song Never Gonna Give You Up lives on through meme culture.

The History of Rickrolling

Brandon Dosen, Columnist November 9, 2020

Rickrolling has become legendary in the meme community ever since it got the media's attention, but where did it come from in the first place? Rickrolling is ever changing, and has a rich history. Although,...

Elvis Presleys music has stood the test of time, but can it compare to modern songs?

Music Now and Music Then

Connor Davis, Columnist October 18, 2020

When comparing music from one generation to the next, people argue about music from the 2000’s and the 70’s to 90’s era of music. This is all fine of course, but people seem to forget about times...

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