Category Archives: advice

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

I noticed that this was making the rounds on Twitter again this morning, and I thought that since those women are all deceased, and most of them working before the clarinet was a viable instrument to write for, I’d come … Continue reading

Posted in advice, clarinet history, collaboration, on collaboration & composition, performance | 9 Comments

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

Posted in advice, collaboration, on collaboration & composition, on performance, performance, the competition | 22 Comments

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

Posted in advice, collaboration, on collaboration & composition | Tagged , , , , | 33 Comments

why iPad?

updated: 3/12/13 Since May 2012, I’ve been using an iPad and a set of Bluetooth pedals in virtually all the concerts I perform. Reasonably often I’m approached with questions about the pros and cons of doing so, as many of … Continue reading

Posted in advice, on technology in music, performance | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments