Blogs generally involving composition in some round-about way.

New Music

Hello all! For those of us lucky enough to remain in the world of academia, the slow turbulence that is the Fall Semester has been well under way for about…

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Does art for art’s sake further society, or is it merely emotional porn? And, why Tupac and M.I.A. are more important musicians than Mahler.

I did not blog last week due to a composition masterclass and concert featuring Brent Miller. This guy is doing amazing things for the new music community. Check out his…

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Finale, Sibelius, and music making software are not crutches, they are emancipators of every human’s inner artist.

Finale, Sibelius, and music making software are not crutches, they are emancipators of every human's inner artist. It should be noted, that the majority of composers and instrumentalists (probably) do…

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