Color, Tonality, and Synaesthesia

By Jack Howell The most basic spectrum when discussing color in music is from dark to bright. A musical tone that is heavy in the fundamental pitch and lower harmonics and lacking in higher harmonics will usually be called “dark,” while a tone that is abundant (or perhaps overabundant) in higher harmonics and less balanced with lower…

PSO School Concerts

As we welcome 7500+ area children to Heinz Hall this week, the spotlight should be on the music educators who do so much for the region. To lead off, let’s meet 2015 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, Mairi Cooper. Where do you teach? Fox Chapel Area High School (although I have taught in the elementary…