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$27,400 Awarded Thru Copying Assistance Program

Asking Copying Assistance Program (CAP) recipient composers what their awards mean to them is like asking a kid if he likes Christmas: you basically know the answer before you get it, but it’s still fun to hear. The grants, awarded under the auspices of the American Music Center, help support the production of performance materials […]

Breathing In

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This month I was simply fascinated by the diverse sources of inspiration that drove composers and musicians to commit so much work to 41 new recordings of American music.

News In Brief 11/27/02

Jazz at Lincoln Center 7th Annual Awards Gala & Benefit Concert held at Lincoln Center; Paul Sperry’s American Encores

Osenberg leaves Qualiton; New PR Venture Ahead

David Osenberg Last Monday, Qualiton parted ways with David Osenberg, who served as the distributor’s National Director of Publicity and Promotions and Director of Classical Labels. The shift has industry watchers anticipating the next move each will make. For Qualiton’s part, National Sales Manager Angela Cuciniello assures that the position has not been eliminated and […]

Festival of Philadelphia: Celebrating Hometown Composers

The Colorado Quartet Think Philadelphia. You probably see the Liberty Bell or Benjamin Franklin, but you should also be hearing great music. Alright, now you’re hearing the Philadelphia Orchestra. But what about the music of Crumb, Wolpe, Shapey, and Barber? Though you might not know it, these and many other great 20th-century composers have connections […]

View From the West: Beating Up on Drum Machines

Dean SuzukiPhoto by Ryan Suzuki I hate drum machines. This is purely subjective and I’m sure that there are many whose opinions on the matter, pro and con, are intense and inflamed, but I, for one, hate drum machines. Why is it that some composers are using those annoying drum pads? A number of my […]