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The 1946 Musicwriter

In the course of teaching my “History of Technology in Music” class at Cal Poly Pomona, I was alerted to the fact that the music department actually has an old Musicwriter typewriter lying around!! Many thanks to our department technician who retrieved it for me!

Now enjoy a small walk down History Lane and check out this cool bit of mid-20th century music tech!

(PS: if you like the background music, it’s track #3 on this album.)

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The Music Nerds! #6 – Setting Weird Lyrics

Enjoy this latest educational video, describing my thought processes on how I approach setting asymmetrical text to music as I work on finishing my Bros. Grimm Song Cycle!

Don’t forget you can check out the other videos in this series here!

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Notes from My Women-Composers Lecture

In case you had to miss my recent, overview-style talk about women-composers throughout history, I thought you might enjoy being able to browse my notes and listen to my playlist for it.

Hope it’s engaging, educational, and empowering!

Continue reading Notes from My Women-Composers Lecture

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Experience the “Leviathan” Multimedia Art-Book: Now Online!

Now Available for Everyone… Experience the mythological tale that under-girds the epic 25-minute Concerto! Enter the Story here…This original picture-book and poem by Sarah Wallin Huff features the three movements and subsections found within her 2008 concerto for 6-string electric violin, EWI, synth, and orchestra, “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep,” allowing the reader to dive…

via NEW! Experience the Leviathan Multimedia Art-Book! — i Support New Music

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” for Sax Choir

Just saw the video from Cal Poly Pomona Music Sax Choir’s performance of my arrangement of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, under the direction of Lori Rosenbauer Huff! Soooo amazing! They made it sound soooo great!!!

I’m pretty sure I’ll be making an arrangement from my arrangement for string quartet and other groups soon… ? Want the Music? Get it here!

Enjoy the video from CPP’s performance here:

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Music Nerds #2, and the Debut of “Intrepid”

The Music Nerds Video #2 is out! Join me in exploring how and why we calculate intervals and why the relationship between two notes is so important to a music’s flow.

And, on Sunday Nov 6 at 3pm in Santa Clarita, the Santa Clarita Phil will be playing a FREE concert of American composers — including the debut of my fantasy for oboe/english horn soloist, “Intrepid”! Visit this link for details – hope to see you there!

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The Music Nerds! – A New Video Series

I’ve had several colleagues tell me that I should have an ongoing music theory video series. Well, after starting work on the framework for a current violin duet project, I decided to kick this idea off, once and for all! 🙂

Enjoy the first installment of The Music Nerds! – “Pitch-Class Basics”: What is a pitch class and why might anybody have any use for this system of analysis now?… Find out in the video below! 😉

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Kudos to GoStrings.com!

I just wanted to send a quick shout out to GoStrings.com – I was thinking of them as it came time to reorder new strings for Flora… I love their Build Your Own Custom [Violin, Viola, Cello] Set option!! It’s so unique, and so smart! 

I’ve used this option for both Flora (my violin) and Minerva (my viola). I once took the time to compare prices between all the online retailers I’ve used in the past, or have had friends use, and, for the strings I need, the Build Your Own set at GoStrings is the cheapest option by far! Having me build my own custom set, they’re able to offer each string at a huge discount, so it ends up being way cheaper than going and buying each string on its own – which is the only other option when you don’t use all 4 of the same string. Plus, for my Flora, her favorite G, D, & A stings are super hard to find anywhere else, I’ve discovered… 

FYI, I also got my beautiful BAM case from them during an incredible sale they were offering!… 😉

I only have one request for GoStrings…that they set up a general returning guest option, for those of us who don’t have a Yahoo or aol account… ;-p

Go check them out! They’re great!

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New Ear Candy – Some Jazz & Some Queen…

I came across some recordings from the final concert I did with TMC’s String Orchestra – a concert where I was ballsy enough to do a sort of “pops” concert and feature some really hip and fun music. ^_^

I made a fun video of one of my two favorites from that show, our closer for the night – Sing, Sing, Sing! Enjoy this rocking performance below!

In other rockin’ news, I FINALLY completed my commissioned saxophone choir arrangement of (one of my most favoritest songs of all time): Bohemian Rhapsody! Seriously, working on this project and getting to dig in deep and see all the musical nuances in this piece just made me love the work more… It’s just pure genius!!  😀

Enjoy this little digital recreation of my newest arrangement – the sheet music for this arrangement should be available soon… 🙂