An Overview of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen”

Opera is often stereotyped and dismissed as boring and annoyingly high pitched by the younger generations. However, operas that were written in the Romantic or post-Romantic Eras, such as Bizet’s “Carmen,” are very different from those of previous eras by composers like Gluck or Mozart.
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

The stereotypical image of the child prodigy violinist is vivid in many people’s minds, but few understand the true extent of virtuosity some of these children possess at such a young age. Their performances at the Menuhin Competition rival that of adult professional violinists around the world.
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 (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

Brett Yang and Eddy Chen are two professional violinists who created the popular YouTube channel TwoSet Violin. They make comedic skits and review modern media that uses classical music, whether it be shows, movies, ads, or even apps.
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

Doxxing, cancelling and stalking. Are fandoms slowly destroying social media?
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

Most music that is performed today is from the 1600s or later. But it is a well known fact that humans have been creating music for much longer. How did composers indicate what notes, rhythms, and styles to perform the piece in before modern notation? And how did this evolve into the modern notation and music theory?
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

The tools and virtual instruments used in professional music creation can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. How can you make your own music without having to pay all that money?
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

What music does everyone like?
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 Astley's song

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 Presley's music has stood the test of time, but can it compare to modern songs?

Music Now and Music Then

How does modern music compare to old-school tunes? 
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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