Author Archives: Justin Merritt

The Final Analysis

Last night was the big night: the culmination of a week of Instituting, months of prepraration, and even more months of composing.

A Day Like Any Other

Jim Kendrick made me realize just how much money can be involved in this business and just how many legal questions have no clear answers.

The Great Debate

The ferocity, dogmatism, and stubbornness that composers once reserved for discussions of serialism vs. neoclassicism now goes into the new great debate of our age: Finale vs. Sibelius.

Overheard in Minneapolis

Heard in the bathroom just before the concert: “Well, have to wait 17 mintues through some new music before we get to the good stuff.”