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Making Music Knows No Boundaries

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The word ‘Zoom’ took on a whole new meaning in 2020. No longer just a reference to speed though it did accelerate the ease with which people connect, whether across town or around the globe. Cellist Amit Peled felt that boosted connection in his newly launched online cello academy--his response to being cut off from students by the pandemic’s lockdowns. Plus, we meet one of his online students, Elham Al Marzooqi, the first and only female Emirati cellist in the United Arab Emirates based in Abu Dhabi.

Links/Peformances: Online Cello Academy, Creative Alliance Virtual Front Row Concert, Mount Vernon Virtuosi at the Pratt Library.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'