Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Musician, Enterprise and the Entrepreneur

In the last few blogs I have digressed from the subject of composition onto a music education soapbox.  An occupational hazard suffered by many composers, having opinions and concerns with the industry they are part of to the detriment of … Continue reading

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We are listening, is anyone else?

The comments and messages that came through after last week’s post were very encouraging, thank you to friends and colleagues that contributed to the debate.  Reading these messages, it is clear that musicians are passionate about music education in this … Continue reading

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Are musicians listening?

Visiting schools, colleges and universities during the past few years has allowed me to reflect on how I got the music bug, and how are musicians being inspired these days.  Talking to music students, watching how they work and listening … Continue reading

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Passion, Patience and Persistence – Life as a composer

I have been reading many autobiographies and biographies of composers, plus a number of interviews, during the last few months and there is a common thread. They all have a need, desire and passion to write music, the assurance to … Continue reading

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