Hello Peeps! I've been doing some tinkering with the website. A lot of the layout, design, and even page content is changing or will be soon. Keep checking "updates" for more info as changes happen. Feeling adventurous? Feel free to simply explore the site!
I've recently purchased Finale 2014.5 and I have to say I'm impressed with a lot of the updates. For example, they've redesigned how to use percussion and made it easier than ever. As a composer who often uses percussion, this is a big deal. Here is the tutorial.
My private studio, Finding Forte, had its first recital today in Bowling Green, OH. It was a smashing success! It is wonderful to see the hard work of these students paying off through performance. They've all improved so much and I can't wait to see where the future takes them. I hope to post clips... Continue Reading →
Our domain name has officially become brittanymchase.com! Browse the site for updates including: updated bio Finding Forte Music Studio page updates to the compositions page and more! Stay tuned for more updates to come in the future.
I just read this interesting article on "The 7 Biggest Creativity Killers" by Gaia and Andrew Grant. After a personified title and hauntingly familiar description of each killer, the authors pose solutions for how to survive/defy/cope with the impact of each creativity killer. A great read for any artist, musician, or creator!
Today I stumbled upon a list of 202 female composers on NewMusicBox. As a female composer myself, it was very encouraging to know that there's such a growing group of role models out there. In fact, as I perused the list, I started thinking about how many living female composers I could think of. I'm ashamed... Continue Reading →
As part of my efforts to talk about new music I'm listening to, let me mention a music group that has changed my life. The Piano Guys. If you haven't heard of this dynamic group of musicians (piano, cello, etc), arrangers, and sound editors, RUN to YouTube and listen to every single one of their arrangements and mash-ups right now.... Continue Reading →
Since my last post last year (oops!) so much has happened. I've finished a whopping three pieces, all of which are multi-movement. I've even had one read by the new music group at MSU and another performed on a Graduate Premiere's concert. New pieces: A piece for violin quartet and percussion (name currently with-held) "Isolated... Continue Reading →