Musical Ear: March, 22nd 2012

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 →

Musical Ear: February 11th, 2012

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 →

New works

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 →

Musical Ear: September 3, 2011

After reading the blog of composer/violinist/violist Sakura Dixon, I got the idea to make some of my music musings about the "cool stuff I'm listening to," as she says. In this way, I can share with others my excitement of experiencing the new, amazing music I find. This week, in doing score study for the... Continue Reading →

One in, one out

Last week I finally finished the trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano. I decided to go with the title, "Mood Ring" to reflect the changing timbres of the piece. I was able to finish up the editing and get it to the players this past weekend. It feels wonderful to finish a piece, and even... Continue Reading →

First trio for violin, clarinet and piano

I just recently finished the first draft of my first trio for violin, clarinet, and piano. It was a great experience writing it; I was able to unleash my creativity and write without boundaries. I'm writing this piece for the Trio Moderno under the commission of its clarinetist, Michelle Lewandowski. Her only requirement was that... Continue Reading →

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