Blogs

Rent Control

In the world of pre-college music education, there is a lot of frustration among players and teachers regarding the affordability of buying or renting new music.

ASCII-ing for Virtual Cake

The conception of “digital space” has infiltrated the multitude of ways in which we compose, even if the byproduct is good old-fashioned acoustic music.

Ripping More From the Headlines

A scuffle at the Boston Pops is one thing, but the news that a ten
year old has been convicted of beating a homeless man requires more of a
response from us.

Residential Architecture

What can we as composers and administrators do to help those performing organizations that have a true desire to continue to involve living composers, but are still green to it?

May The Force Be With You

I know that exciting new music performances happen around the country throughout the year, but April and May really do feel like a double contemporary American music month in New York City. But what can we do make a louder splash about new music among the general public?

Opening Up Pandora’s Box

The thought of having my special own radio station sounds fantastic, but the idea that my tastes can be defined by an algorithm based upon an absolute set of parameters does somewhat unsettle me.