Nashville recording artist Casey Kearney, a well-known artist with local roots and featured in past Destin Life issues, has proven her songwriting prowess once again in her most recent release, “Was it You Was it Me,” where Casey’s writing skills are front and center. In this country meets sassy...
On April 21, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) kicked off the 2022 Spring Concerts in the Village series with the showstopping Michael Jackson LIVE, direct from Las Vegas featuring Santana Jackson, one of the top Michael Jackson tribute artists in the world! The highly-anticipated season includes pop icon,...
By Lisa Cyr, Perhaps you recognize that music affects your emotions. When you listen to upbeat songs, you feel good, and listening to sad songs can lower your mood. If you think about it, the notion that tunes impact feelings shouldn't come as a surprise. The word tune, after all,...
By Will Estell If you’re a fan of great country music and America’s best beaches, you’ve probably already heard a thing or two about Gulf Coast Jam. What started as a decent size outdoor music festival 10 years ago has now grown into one of the top-ten largest, and most...
Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by Sinfonia Gulf Coast, on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. The year is 1936, and professor of archeology and “obtainer of rare...
By Lisa Cyr During Spring, teachers prepare students for end of season exams, papers, presentations, and report cards. In a similar fashion, private lesson music teachers consider Spring the season to perform, receive evaluations, and awards. Music recitals are a popular performance opportunity. Studio 237’s recital is scheduled for May 21st,...
Sinfonia Assistant Conductor Aaron King Vaughn leads the orchestra On Saturday March 12  in this concert of riveting repertoire including Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier's Tale” complete with theatrical narration and W.A. Mozart’s whimsically charming “Symphony no. 29 in A Major.” This is the perfect classical concert for the entire...
When teaching music is no longer about one’s talent, degrees, or dignity then teaching becomes all about the student and the moment. Here are some pointers to teaching in the moment. Have a plan and work the plan. Lesson plans are important to consistently adhere to. The plan becomes a weekly...
By Deborah Carlson “Music provides a very natural and universal means of building bridges between people” mused Alon Goldstein, an Israeli born classical pianist who performs all over the world. Alon’s passion to “bring Carnegie Hall free of charge” to those who may not have access to such inspired him...
By Beth Clavier What’s in a name? Well, in Latin, “Sinfonia” means a group of musicians, which local founder, Artistic and Music Director Demetrius Fuller says is how Sinfonia Gulf Coast got its clever moniker. “I wanted Sinfonia to represent any group of musicians, not just a full orchestra, so we...

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