Composing “Songs from a Quaker Heart”

What fun to hear the rehearsal of “Songs from a Quaker Heart” last night. This new music SATB chorus and piano is getting its premiere by the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus, who commissioned it. The poems are by Marian Kaplun Shapiro, a fellow resident of Lexington, MA. So many of Marian’s poems are direct observation of   Read More...

Carlisle Chamber Orchestra May 6

Come hear the great group finish our second season tonight! I’ll be in the horn section. Carlisle Chamber Orchestra Friday May 6, 2016 8pmCarlisle Congregational Church147 School St, Carlisle, MA Program Faure – Masques et BergamasquesSaint Saens – Piano Concerto No. 2 with Kadar Qian, Pianist, winner of Boston Pops and Boston Civic Young Artist CompetitionsCopland – Appalachian   Read More...

How to Plan a Sound Installation for the IAWM SNM Anderson Prize

For several years, I’ve been the coordinator for the composition contest of the International Alliance for Women in Music, called Search for New Music by Women Composers, or SNM. Our Ruth Anderson Prize is for a commission to do an installation. To help composers figure out how to think about making a viable proposal, I   Read More...