American Orchestral Music Blog

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Grant Gilman | Uncategorized

Hello Students & Parents!

I don’t know if everyone knew this or not, but I have started a blog on the subject of American Orchestral music! I encourage you all to check it out and make a comment. Here is a link to one of the posts:

Florence Price — Impenetrable


Happy Practicing!

- Dr. Gilman

Mental Practice

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by Grant Gilman | Uncategorized

Hey home-sequestered musicians!

I wanted to share this very short article with you, quoting musicians about mental practice. Here is one of my favorite quotes:

When you are practising, you run a series of pictures through your mind as you play, and it is changing those pictures that changes the way you play. Accessing the ‘inner operating system’ through mental rehearsal, however, goes straight to the root of the issue with the most amazing ease and speed when compared to the experience of actually playing.

— Simon Fischer

Remember, nearly all of what we do is in our minds, and that informs our muscles. Enjoy!


Dr. Gilman to perform on 3/21 in Alpharetta!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by Grant Gilman | Uncategorized

Hello young musicians and parents!

Just wanted to get this on your radar: I will be performing with the Alpharetta Symphony Chamber Orchestra very soon!

Date: 3/21/2020

Location: Alpharetta Arts Center, 238 Canton St, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Repertoire: Brahms Clarinet Quintet, Mozart Clarinet Quintet

This is a professional performance and will sell out fast! I will let you know as soon as the tickets are available. Put it on your calendar.

Attendance at professional music performances is a necessary and expected part of your educational experience. I look forward to seeing you there!