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May 5 5/5/18

Four Facebook Groups to Hone Your Craft (And Why You Should Be Careful With Them)

By |2018-05-05T18:40:31+00:00May 5th, 2018|I Smell Theorist!, Real Talk, The Composer Life, Tips and Tricks|

  You've gotta love social media. The perfect place to post current events, vent about current events, vent about people who vent about current events, post pictures of food or cats or children, vent about people who post about food or cats or children, vent about the people who vent about people posting about food or cats or children, etc. But that's not all! You can be invited to events you never intend on going to, share events your friends have no intention of going to, add people to self-promotional groups they immediately turn off the updates to, gripe about [...]

Oct 29 10/29/17

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

By |2023-05-23T02:09:04+00:00October 29th, 2017|The Composer Life, Tips and Tricks|

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 [...]


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