I didn’t get to go to Chorus America last week, but Frank Oteri did, and he blogged about it: Directors of choruses are frequently composers themselves, and composers and new music—even when not front and center—has played a role in about every session of this conference I had ever attended. But ACF’s construction of […]
Minnesota Public Radio has posted a streaming version of the opening concert of the Chorus America conference from last week. The program includes Cantus Choral Arts Ensemble Magnum Chorum Minnesota Chorale National Lutheran Choir One Voice Mixed Chorus The Singers VocalEssence Minnesota Youth Choir Consortium Click on the links in the middle of the […]
The Composers’ Community has an ongoing series highlighting a member composer. This month’s choice is Karen Thomas. Click here to read an interview with her, hear sample MP3s and videos, and get more details.
I know some choirs have less-than-beautiful members in them, but this seems like an extreme way to handle them. For the embedded-impaired: http://youtu.be/C9zf_ImNa5w
In case you were wondering what the words were: Or, for the embedded-impaired: http://youtu.be/nIwrgAnx6Q8
Jeffrey Tucker writes about the isolation of musicians, saying that church musicians live in their own little world and it’s hard for pastors or parishioners to communicate with them. He says that parisioners have a sense that they have no more business intervening in the world of music than they have in telling the plumber […]