View From the West: How Do We Judge New Music?

Dean SuzukiPhoto by Ryan Suzuki In a way, I will be preaching to the choir in this column. On the other hand, the point raised is one worth considering or, perhaps more accurately, reconsidering. That which is new, unfamiliar, or outside of the realm what we are comfortable with, that which we do not understand, […]

Meet Edgar Meyer

Meyer We caught up with Meyer in Mississippi the day after the 2002 MacArthur’s were announced. Here’s some of what he had to say about the recognition, the music, and where composition fits into it all. Molly Sheridan: So, you’ve probably answered this ten times by now, but I know that you find out about […]


CRI’s John Schultz resigns; American Classical Music Hall of Fame 2002 Inductees; Kevin Beavers named fifth Young American Composer-in-Residence at California Symphony