Creating a Solid Composer Resume (Tool #38)


When one is searching for jobs, very often the first points of contact with potential employers are cover letters and resumes.  I figured I'd share some insight into how to build a resume that is solid, an approach based on my experience with successful resume building.  A good resume can lead to the next step …

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Mac or PC? Which computer is best for composers?


While technology is racing along on paths to places unseen, it may seem daunting when the time comes to upgrade your computer.  So, here are my thoughts on the first basic question when it comes time for a composer to upgrade or get their first computer: Mac or PC? Feature Mac PC Compatibility: This is …

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Question: What is the future of music’s sound?


I've spent some time considering our current situation regarding how music today sounds.  And, I still don't know the answer to what the future holds (it seems rather unpredictable even in the short term).  We all are debating and fervently discussing how to make art music more successful as a business, more accessible, more open, …

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Score Call in Honor of the John Cage Centennial


I was forwarded this score call from Scott Comanzo, one of the directing figures in the Generous Ensemble* (http://www.generousensemble.org/).  This is a score call requiring massive (i.e. hundreds) of composers, in order to compose variations on Satie's Vexations in honor of the John Cage centennial (since Cage was such a champion of Satie).  I have …

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