Category Archives: advice

On Being a Composer, Lessons from a Tweet Gone Viral

A few days ago, in a minor fit of pique over a virtual project with some students, I tweeted the following: Now, I wasn’t expecting this tweet to have more than 40 or 50 likes (as is fairly par for … Continue reading

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Five Pre-1950 Orchestral Pieces by Women for Your Conducting Workshop

The Royal Philharmonic Society has recently announced a workshop for professional women musicians new to conducting. A great idea, featuring an afternoon of conducting and lectures on business and leadership, and a small class size with only 10 women invited. … Continue reading

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10 Female Composers You Should Know (and their clarinet pieces)

If this post was useful for you, please consider becoming a Patron. For as little as $1 per blog post you can help! I noticed that this was making the rounds on Twitter again this morning, and I thought that … Continue reading

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How to Apply for a (Composition) Competition

If you follow the blog, you’re probably aware that recently I successfully raised funds with crowdfunding in order to fund a competition for young composers. Here is the first blog post in a series documenting the competition process! The application … Continue reading

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Advice for young composers

I do a lot of projects with young composers (and when I say “young,” I’m generally referring to the under-35 set). A lot of these projects involve workshops with the composers, which are theoretically designed to simulate a kind of … Continue reading

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