Grammy Nominations Announced

Scrolling down through this year’s Grammy nominations, at first I’m frustrated that it takes until category 46 before I get to the non-commercial, jazz/new-music type recordings. But then I take a step back for a minute and realize just how amazing the breadth of music represented on the list is. I mean, there’s even a […]

Ingram in Italy

Ingram Marshall back from a month-long residency in Italy at the Liguria Center for the Arts and Humanities.

AMC Awards $23,260 To Composers Through CAP

Twenty-nine composers have been awarded a total of $23,260 through the Composer Assistance Program. The American Music Center awards approximately $85,000 over three rounds annually through the program. The money goes directly to composers to assist in the production of materials for premiere performances. The composers selected range in age from 24 to 75 and […]

The Composer’s Work

I keep a New Yorker cartoon on the wall next to my desk: one Roman says to another, “I started out here on drums years ago, and I never dreamed I’d wind up in a policymaking position.” It is my reminder of the surprising turns that a life in music has afforded me. Without recounting […]

Fa-la-la! New Carols Spread Holiday Spirit

Quick, think of a holiday carol? My psychic abilities tell me that even you, dear NewMusicBox reader, are probably not thinking of anything written in the last ten years. Being that we are currently under a siege of holiday muzak, I might even go so far as to guess that 6 out of 10 of […]

OBITUARY: Meyer Kupferman, 77

Meyer Kupferman Meyer Kupferman, one of America’s most prolific composers, as well as a highly respected music educator and performer, died on November 26, 2003, at Northern Dutchess Hospital near his home in Rhinebeck, New York. He was 77. His career was marked by many triumphs that included an appearance at the White House during […]

How do you balance working in the music business with composing? Michael Ching

Michael ChingPhoto taken at opening night of Verdi’s Masked Ball last February, the same General/Artistic Director, Opera Memphis Not My Own Private Bayreuth Being a composer and running Opera Memphis is fraught with contradictory impulses. On the one hand, one feels instinctively the desire to explore and support new projects; on the other, survival seems […]