Publications

Books

Wilson, Miranda. Cello Practice, Cello Performance. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Butterfield, Sean, and Miranda Wilson. Integrated Musicianship. Open Access Educational Resource. Moscow, Idaho: intmus.github.io, 2018-2019.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Strategies for Teaching Cello Students With ‘Double’ Finger Joints.” American String Teacher, forthcoming.

“Whole Body Tone for Cellists.” American String Teacher, forthcoming.

“The Fire-bird Singing Loud: James K. Baxter’s Relationship with Composer Dorothy Freed.” Co-authored with Paul Millar. Ka Mate Ka Ora 15, July 2017.

“Practice Mythbusters: Common Misconceptions about Practice for Advanced Students.” American Music Teacher, June/July 2012.

“The Cello and Lady Macbeth: Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in the 1930s.” DSCH Journal 25, August 2006.

Trade Journal Articles

“Technical Marvel: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma tackles Esa-Pekka Salonen’s latest concerto.” Strings, July-August 2019.

“Think Percussion: Approaching rhythm in Edouard Lalo’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Minor.” Strings, May-June 2019.

“Digging for Treasure: Rediscovering the delights of Louise Farrenc’s 1859 Sonata for Piano and Cello in B-flat major, Op. 46.” Strings, January 2019.

“Bittersweet Voyage.” Strings, January 2019.

“Rethinking Pronation in Cello Technique.” Strings, November 2018.

“A Lifelong Wish: It’s Never Too Late to Pick Up an Instrument.” Strings, August 2018.

“Take A Seat: Find (Or Fashion) the Right Cello Chair or Double Bass Stool For You.” Strings, June 2018.

“Is It Possible to Play With a Straight Bow?” Strings, June 2018.

“The Sixth Suite Problem.” Strings, May 2018.

“A Surmountable Hurdle: Retraining a Collapsing-Locking Left Fourth Finger.” Strings, April 2018.

“Projecting Over an Orchestra.” Strings, April 2018.

“When There Is No Metronome Marking: 4 Keys To Picking the Right Tempo Through Logical Intuition.” Strings, December 2017.

“Successfully Playing Beethoven’s Music Requires Mastery of Your Bow-Arm Weight.” Strings, October 2017.

“Flying High: Three Keys to Conquering Upper-Position Anxieties.” Strings, August 2017.

“A Legend In His Own Time” (Rostropovich retrospective). Strings, February 2017.

“How’s Your Floor Tone?” “My Studio,” Strings, July 2016.

“Loss of Control: the Iconic Elgar Cello Concerto Requires the Mastery of a Different Sort of Spiccato.” “My Studio,” Strings,  June 2016.

“A Farewell Note: Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, D. 956.” Strings, January 2016.

“And Now For Something Completely Different.” (Galanterie dances in Bach’s cello suites.) Strings, October 2015.

“The Path to Success as a String Quartet.” Strings, September 2015.

“Sarabandes and Gigues: Stepping Into Baroque Dance Forms in Bach’s Cello Suites, Part II.” Strings, September 2015.

“The Idea of Dance: Exploring Baroque Dance Forms in Bach’s Solo Cello Suites.” Strings, August 2015.

“Exquisitely Crafted: Exploring Mendelssohn’s Piano Trios for Violin, Cello,and Piano.” Strings, May 2015.

“Total Immersion: What’s behind the success of the Russian school of string playing?” Strings, March 2015.

“The Principles of String Quartet Intonation.” Strings, January 2015.

“Now hear this: a new generation of cellists is pushing the boundaries as singer-songwriters.” Strings, January 2015.

“War and Peace: 70 Years Down the Road, Recalling the Inspiration for Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2.” Strings, December 2014.

“Last Year’s Model: the Arpeggione is a Vestige of a Distant Past, But Well Worth a Fresh Look For Violists and Cellists.” Strings, October 2014.

“Making the Move from Practice Room to Concert Stage.” Strings, October 2014.

“Four Post-Tonal Scales for the Cello.” Strings, August 2014.

“Quartets Inspired by Unrequited Love.” Strings, May 2014.

“The Case of the Cryptic 12-Tone Love Letter.” Strings, March 2014.

“A Great Work That Marks The End Of An Era.” Strings, February 2014.

“Mocked by Critics, Lost in Love, ‘Rach’ Rebounds With This Cello Classic.” Strings, January 2014.

“How Rostropovich Inspired One of Prokofiev’s Last Great Works.” Strings, November 2013.

“A Transcendent Work that Fares Well on Stage and in Film.” Strings, October 2013.

“Prepare for a Musical Life.” Strings, September 2013.

“A Loose Latin Tribute to the Genius of J. S. Bach.” Strings, June 2013.

“How to Prepare Cello Excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 for an orchestral audition.” Strings, April 2013.

“Modern Miniatures That Every Cellist Should Know.” Strings, December 2012.

“In Praise of Anton von Webern’s Lyrical Cello Sonata.” Strings, September 2012.

“Three Sets of Beethoven Variations That Give A Nod To Mozart.” Strings, August 2012.

“Beethoven Pours His Heart into Two Epic Cello Works.” Strings, July 2012.

“A Mighty Cello Work Driven by Psychological Tumult.” Strings, June 2012.

“Decisions, Decisions. Should You Go with a French or German Bow?” Strings, June 2012.

“6 Ways for the Non-Bassist to Teach Double Bass.” Strings, June 2012.

“The Cello Works that Sealed a Maestro’s Reputation for Genius.” Strings, May 2012.

“Mysticism, Mathematics, and Thimbles: the Cello Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.” Strings, February 2012.

“Interpreting Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto.” Strings, November 2011.

“How To Play Sibelius’ Malinconia op. 20 for Cello and Piano.” Strings, August 2011.

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