Music Composition

Young Composers: Getting Your Music to the Performers in One Piece

February 12th, 2014

Read Young Composers: Getting Your Music to the Performers in One Piece by Dr. Jeff Jordan. This informative article contains helpful advice for student composers on how to prepare scores that can be clearly read, accurately interpreted and correctly performed by conductors … Read More »

Books on Teaching Music Composition

January 14th, 2014

There have never been more resources in composition pedagogy. Here is a list of books on teaching composition that teachers have found helpful:  Composing Our Future: Preparing Music Educators to Teach Composition, ed. by Michele Kaschub and Janice Smith  The … Read More »

Critiquing Young Composers

January 8th, 2014

One of the most challenging aspects of working with young composers is providing appropriate feedback and critiques of their work. Finding the right balance between too much (too harsh or too directed) or too little (providing little to no direction) … Read More »

More Than Just a Competition!

January 2nd, 2014

The deadline for the 2014 NAfME Student Composers Competition is approaching fast: The submission deadline is February 15, 2014. Up to ten selected compositions will be performed at the NAfME National In-Service Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in October 2014, and the … Read More »

2014 NAfME Student Composers Competition

November 8th, 2013

2014 Student Composers Competition – Entry deadline: February 15, 2014 NAfME is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the Young Composer Concert at the National In-Service Conference in Nashville, TN in October 2014. Teachers and … Read More »

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