Category Archives: on collaboration & composition

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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on chamber music

A few weeks ago, as part of a week long residency at Bangor University (specifically to play a rockin’ concert with Xenia Pestova and Carla Rees), I was asked to lead a workshop on chamber music performance. I don’t teach … Continue reading

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competitions: some ramblings and a few questions

Recently, I’ve been asked to consider the reasons why I participate in composition competitions. I really wanted to address some of the problems with competitions, but instead I’ve just rambled positively about one of my favourite projects in the hope … Continue reading

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