Is there a sustainable place on the airwaves for music other than the Top 40 Pop or Classical hits?
Andrew LittonPhoto by Steven J. Sherman, courtesy Aleba Gartner I keep my clock radio tuned to Dallas’ classical music station, WRR-FM, the oldest radio station in Texas, and occasionally wake up to music that may trigger some programming ideas. At least, that is my excuse for delaying getting out of bed! I mean, one has […]
Steve MetcalfPhoto by Paul Cryan As a child of the ’50s, I have a romantic attachment to radio, or at least the idea of radio. I even built a little crystal radio set from a kit, an achievement I recall to this day because it was the one and only time I have ever had […]
Michael DaughertyPhoto courtesy 21st Century Music Management If I was not a composer I would either run a used book store or be a lounge cocktail pianist. I have always loved the smell of old books and enjoyed rummaging through the stacks never knowing what I might come across. For years I was a lounge […]
Jeffrey MumfordPhoto courtesy Theodore Presser Company I would love to run a radio station that plays REAL music, that does not compromise (whatever style, just intensely good and focused). It would have a live format incorporated wherein there would be performances and interviews. There would also be live panel discussions on matters of musical aesthetics […]
Melinda WagnerPhoto courtesy Theodore Presser Company In the field of music, if I weren’t so busy, I would return to teaching. I’d also really like to coach chamber music or conduct. Outside of music, I’d really enjoy working in a library, however one that is pre-computer! I love to work with file cards. I would […]
Stewart WallacePhoto by Steve Sherman I’d make things with my hands like a sculptor or a painter. Things that I could touch. Things that would be done when I was done. Where the thing was the thing itself – not a roadmap to be interpreted, not dependent on the skills of the interpreter. Or maybe […]
Michael Daugherty “I would either run a used book store or be a lounge cocktail pianist…” Daron Hagen “My second great love is to conduct my own theater music…” Jeffrey Mumford “Run a coffee house/art gallery with my wife…” Melinda Wagner “I’d really enjoy working in a library, however one that is pre-computer!…” Stewart Wallace […]
Like many other composers throughout our history, I have been a composer for most of my life but have always had other occupations as sources of income.