Composer Matthew Whiteside wrote an article about streaming sales in classical music.
Composer's Toolbox is back to posting!
There are two main ways musicians make a living.
I'm looking for some feedback on Act I, Scene I of the opera I am writing. Here is the scrolling score video.
Whether it's the top, or in this case, the ground floor, someone loves her cat tower...
The practice of gratitude has helped me get out from under the spell of depression and anxiety.
Here are the best handheld recorders available. This list compares features and price, for the best mix of both.
Good morning from #composercat!
A framework for further study on chord families.
A reader of the blog introduced me to the band Inti Illimani, specifically the album "La Nueva Canción Chilena". They are a protest-era Chilean folk music ensemble.
Hi All, I took a couple days off from posting here to begin work on my newest project. I'm writing an opera, and so I anticipate that it will be taking a lot of time that I usually devote to this blog. No worries, though--I will still be active here! The composing bug has bitten …
Hi All, I have been struggling with the idea of how to become inspired enough to write new material. I have concluded that inspiration does not solely have to come from within; it can be taken from the world at large. This may seem basic to many readers, but as someone who is used to …
#composercat is "hiding"...
Learn the basics of music notation and apply them by composing your own music.
Playtime with #composercat
Composer's Toolbox discusses where to find score calls and competitions.
Here is a note on a non-musical form of listening.
Kory Reeder's A Thought is a breathtaking opera. #listentothis