There is something about the middle of summer that makes me feel like it’s time to gear up for a new beginning of sorts. In fact, when I was in college, I gave up the typical January New Year’s resolutions for several years and exchanged them for a similar ritual right before the start … More A Time for Renewal
First of all, thank you to all who have submitted scores and given your feedback on this Call for Scores! In only three short weeks, I received over 85 submissions for solo viola works. Although there are several submissions that have captivated my attention and are still potential candidates for future repertoire, I have narrowed … More Call for Scores Results Announced!
Deadline: All submissions are to be received by September 22, 2015. Instrumentation: Unaccompanied viola. May include electronics. Eligibility: Composers 40 years of age and older who consider themselves to be emerging in their careers. Examples of emerging composers may include, but are not limited to: composers who have changed careers, those who have had a … More Call for Scores for Emerging Composers
Recently, an article on New Music Box discussed whether composers should succumb to paying fees for competitions, and if so, how much money they should be willing to fork up. I quickly remembered Eric Whitacre’s advice on this, which is to pay absolutely nothing. However, whichever side you take as an emerging composer, it is … More My Two Cents on Paying Competition Fees
…awesome free music and nothing less. I had to be delusional to not catch this when it first came out.
For the past couple of weeks, I have made a habit of burning the candle at both ends in attempts to get work done, yet becoming less and less efficient. I’ve mainly been catching up on reading novels for my Spanish class and composing a horn piece for this Friday’s composition recital. The other night, … More This just isn’t working.
Ian Sharpe will be entering his second year at Redlands. He is featured on the track “Gabriel’s oboe” on Josh Tuburan‘s new album, Smile. How did you become interested in studying music? I became interested in intensely studying music around my later high school years although I wanted to learn more about music as early … More Meet the Studio: Ian Sharpe