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Stagecoach Music Festival - Day One

Willie Nelson performs at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California, May 5, 2007.
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

I recently asked composition students at a major music school in the US to create a collective graphic notation piece on the blackboard and sing each sound they added.… Read the rest

Composing as a Living

Amadeus2

Tom Hulce plays Mozart in the classic Milos Forman film, “Amadeus.”

People have often asked me how I’ve managed to make a living writing modern classical music. I’ve never had a permanent teaching or playing job or worked for any one business.… Read the rest