2014 ASCAP Concert Music Awards

Wheaties

Maria Schneider, Paola Prestini, James M. Kendrick, John Nuechterlein and the American Composers Forum, plus the 27 recipients of the 2014 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, were honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) during its 15th Annual Concert Music Awards.

Houston: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Based in Houston and drawing on some of the finest players in town and from around the nation, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra is gearing up for their tenth season. Founder Alecia Lawyer talks with Andrew Sigler about how this perception-challenging ensemble got started and where it’s headed.

The Class of 2013

graduation

We are nearly finished with the NewMusicBox @ 15 Anniversary Celebration! This is a look back to some of the most interesting content of 2013 in a “yearbook award” format. Befitting this season of graduations, no?

Performers as Co-Creators

Potential Energies-rehearsals

Co-creation is something not often explored in the classical genre, and after working on Potential Energies, I’ve been thinking about how the choreographer-dancer process could be applied in creating new compositions.

2012: A Baker’s Dozen

A Baker's Dozen

2012 was so chock full of great content that it was honestly tough to choose these thirteen highlights! Whether you prefer to read, get creatively active, or massage your ears with new sounds, there is something here to tempt.

Boston: Caroline Shaw’s Common Cause

"Your Second or Permanent Teeth" (anatomical diagram)

It is a remarkably elevated art that is so incapable of settling down, constantly inspiring its practitioners to use the output of one set of rules as the input for a completely different set of rules. Musical style is a moving target. It certainly must be.

Twelve Tidbits from 2011

dozen

2011 marked numerous changes—especially within the realm of technology and how we use it—that set NewMusicBox on the path to the present day.

Music and The Heart

Heart w staff paper

The Heart does not care about the Music you have prepared for him to grasp.  Music is already difficult to grasp through the Mind and Body; why would it be any different for The Heart?

2014 BMI Student Composer Awards Announced

BMILogo

Eight young composers, aged 14 to 27, received cash prizes totaling $20,000 during the 62nd Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Among the winners were Michael Boyman and Daniel Temkin who tied for the William Schuman Prize, the top honor, and Benjamin P. Wenzelberg who received the Carlos Surinach Prize, awarded to the competition’s youngest winner.

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