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Move Your Business and Piano Studio from Good to Great

Move Your Business and Piano Studio from Good to Great One of the wonderful realities and paradoxes about being a piano teacher in the 21st Century is that a good idea is only one click away. The proliferation of good piano teaching ideas and the increased connectivity that we have [...]

Composing is Like Alligator Wrestling

Composing is Like Alligator Wrestling I've been composing during this slow month of December. Does that sound glamorous? Maybe so, and I don't want to minimize the ecstasy that happens when a piece is started or when a piece is finished. But ohhhhh that middle part. That part that [...]

More Big Holiday News Video and Gift 1

You do not want to miss this big announcement and the free gift that you can download for a short time! Then, mark your calendar for October 20th...the date of the big launch.

Opportunity for Composers

The Boston New Music Initiative announces a call for works to be programmed on its sixth concert season, which will run from September 2014 through June 2015. It doesn't appear to have an age restriction, but let me know if you find out otherwise. Call For Music Scores Deadline: December 31, 2013 [...]

By |2016-12-31T15:19:57-06:00November 30th, 2013|Composing as a Career, Composing Opportunities|0 Comments

The Flying Bicycle: What Happens When We Copy

I just saw a fabulous video, appropriate for teachers,musicians, and even children, about what happens when we copy creative works. While it might seem somewhat self-serving to blog about this, I will tell you that composers especially get so little of the money made from music that sometimes it's completely [...]

Composing in Alaska?

I received information on what seems to be a beautiful opportunity to compose in Alaska. Here is that information: 2013 Composing in the Wilderness Field Seminar A one-of-a-kind experience for adventurous composers. Draw inspiration from Alaska's wilderness, write original music about it, and hear it performed - all within two [...]

By |2013-03-05T22:28:04-06:00February 26th, 2013|Composing as a Career, Composing Opportunities|2 Comments

ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Prize

ASCAP has announced its competition for the Rudolf Nissim Prize for Composition. PRIZE: $5,000 FOR THE BEST ORIGINAL CONCERT MUSIC SCORE REQUIRING CONDUCTOR Dr. Rudolf Nissim, who served as head of ASCAP's Foreign Department for four decades, also established the Concert Music Department. Prior to fleeing to the United States in [...]