Finding the Center

Maybe wherever you are—listening, composing, performing, writing and talking about it—is the center of American music.

What is the dominant musical style of today and what will be the dominant musical style of tomorrow? Marilyn Shrude

Marilyn Shrude Today’s concert music seems to be a blending of the many modes of expression we find around us-the term often used is “eclectic.” Because we have ready access to new works, we are able to digest them quickly and assimilate elements into our own compositions (both consciously and unconsciously). I don’t think there […]

Ways of Listening

After intensive periods of performance, recording and teaching, my ears sometimes tell me they need a rest from music.