Would you call yourself a maverick?

Judith Sainte Croix“The impulse to create and the structure and substance of the music, then, are all intrinsically connected. How one gesture follows another, or how pitches are selected, all originates from one place within…” Skip La Plante“It seems kind of weird that a society that teaches maxims like “know thyself!” finds it strange when […]

Leo Ornstein: The Last of the Original 20th Century Mavericks

Leo OrnsteinPhoto Courtesy OHAM Leo and Pauline Ornstein speak with Vivian PerlisFrom the Archives of OHAM (Oral History, American Music) at Yale UniversitySierra Mobile Park, Texas November 19 and 20, 1977 The Elusiveness of Inspiration Today’s Compositional Tower of Babel The Independent Life of Musical Compositions On Serialism, Experimentalism and the Study of Composition On […]

European American Music Distributors Reorganizes

Copyright attorney, music industry veteran, and AMC board member Jim Kendrick has been named acting president of European American Music Distributors Limited Liability Corporation (EAMDLLC) , formerly European American Music Distibutors Corporation (EAMDC). The restructuring follows the unexpected death of longtime European American Music head Ronald Freed on February 20. One of the company’s founding […]

OBITUARY: Composer Normand Lockwood, 95

Normand LockwoodPhoto Courtesy the American Music Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder Normand Lockwood (1906-2002) died of pneumonia on Saturday, March 9th, ten days shy of his 96th birthday, at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver. Although he had been in declining health for the past three years, he continued composing as a way of […]

Copying Assistance Program Awards $35,000 in Grants to Composers

A total of $35,000 has been granted to 33 composers through the AMC‘s Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Program (CAP). The awardees, American composers ranging in age from 25 to 83, received the funding to support the production of materials for a premiere performance. Half of this round’s recipients are first-time grantees of the CAP […]