Monthly Archives: October 2017

Oct 29 10/29/17

Ten Things You Should Do if You Want to Write Choral Music

By | 2018-02-01T21:44:18+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Tips and Tricks, The Composer Life|

Throughout my entire composing duration, I’ve always found my experiences writing for choir to be my most gratifying—and not just from a money-making standpoint. There’s something special about writing for a choir. It’s at once grand and simple, and something about human voices makes both the works themselves and their performances more vulnerable than writing instrumental music. Whenever I need to be reminded how much I love composing, I usually default to writing another choral piece. On multiple occasions, I’ve been approached by a student or peer asking me how to “go about” writing for choir, either in the context [...]