Sinfonia Shaping Up Nice! Or, Explorations of Hexachords

I am just so stoked about how my new orchestral Sinfonia is shaping up! I got a lot of fascinating work done on it today… Long story short… I developed an intro theme and then broke that apart to find it was built upon 6 distinct notes (not counting a …

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!

Voltra is a Must-See Music Service

I just came across this super interesting article from The Verge about an upcoming stream-to-own, online, music-store service:  Voltra’s desktop and mobile players — currently in beta testing — are free to download. Any users with a Voltra account can choose to either buy songs immediately or try out a …

The Music Nerds! #4

Join me for a surprise, off-the-cuff Music Nerds video! I was in the middle of an arranging project and thought you might like to sit in on this writing session to see what I do! 🙂

New Music Nerds Video Up!

Join Sarah as she goes over the basics of what makes a melody stronger or weaker, with sonic examples!

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 …

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”: …