the paula problem

Hello! I am back from Chamber Music Campania (which is still going on, so I am way jealous of my wind quintet peers) where I was...

the fringe shows

"Newcomers are mistaken if they think grand opera is the only true opera." I agree with Alex Ross, and he proceeds to point out that...

silly hats

On a personal note, I accomplished something I wanted to do since I was twelve years old: earn a doctorate in something. Did I want to be...

composer FAIL #65

Not related to composer FAILs but somewhat related, kudos to Caroline Shaw for winning the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her "Partita for 8...

excerpt of the bubble

Before I start, I wanted to give a shout-out to Spencer Lambright, Chrissy Kim, Paula Van Goes, Nancy Gamso, and volunteer performers...

composer WIN #13

So yay, Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens was accepted into a festival! I think this is a first! I'm excited that I'm on the same bill as...

composer FAIL #64

Hi Lindsay Cat, you always make me feel better, especially when I think my music has a chance in a certain composition competition. I was...

he did it

Well, he did it. The composer who wears a healthy dose of Hawaiian shirts, has a fondness for penguins, and can easily tell by the look...

banana mashup

I have a feeling some of you were wondering what I was doing with a whole bunch of bananas, mini alligator clips, and my laptop, so let...

composer FAIL #61

To add to the category of "nicest rejection letters of all time" (or are they killing me with their kindness?), I present this case...