Do you know a young musician who wants to try something new? This coming Saturday, May 23rd, I will be giving a free composition workshop on Zoom for youth ages 10-18. The class is open to all instruments and voice types. RSVP for a spot here: bit.ly/YCCmay23 Looking forward! It will be a blast! -Sakari
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
Recently, I’ve been inspired to write a piece for voice and a small chamber ensemble. As I was browsing the tags on this site to review some of the vocal music I’ve come across in the past couple of years, I realized that the number of vocal pieces listed is highly disproportionate to the number … More Searching for a voice. . . and chamber ensemble.
I know it seems weird to be “interviewing” myself, but I figure there are fun and interesting things that you may not know about me yet. Plus, I want the series to be a collage of the entire studio, so why not. How did you become interested in studying music? I first wanted to learn … More Meet the Studio: Sakari Dixon
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
Anna E. Garman joined the University of Redlands Composition Studio for the spring semester after earning her BM in Composition from the University of North Texas in December 2011. This fall, she will pursue her master’s degree at the University of Louisville. How did you become interested in studying music? I actually had no interest … More Meet the Studio: Anna E. Garman