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    NBSS violin program participates in MIT study

    MIT acousticians and fluid dynamicists, along with violin makers at the NBSS, have analyzed measurements from hundreds of Cremonese-era violins, identifying key design features that contribute to these particular violins' acoustic power, or fullness of sound. The researchers found that the shape and length of 'f-holes' and the thickness of a violin's back plate are the two features that most affect an instrument's acoustic power. The research was picked up by national and international media including NBC News, Christina Science Monitor, New York Times, The Daily Telegraph and more. Read about the research on MIT News.

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    Posted: March 4, 2015
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    Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works

    March 5 - May 15, 2015, Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School. John Economaki established Bridge City Tool Works in 1983. Thirty-two years later, Bridge City Tool Works is recognized worldwide as the source of exquisite tools for hand woodworking. His work has been described by collectors as "tools with a soul."

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    Posted: March 4, 2015
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    Boston Design Week at NBSS

    North Bennet Street School invites the public to learn more about the school during Boston Design Week, March 19 - 29, 2015.

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    Posted: February 24, 2015
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    Snow days help us appreciate school

    The first snow day is a celebration. A change from routine, we shovel and play. We hang out with our kids and friends, drink hot beverages and read the books and magazines piled up around the house. By the second, third, fourth…sixth ! snow day, we are restless. We are tired of shoveling and we yearn for engagement. We miss our peers at school and work.

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    Posted: February 18, 2015