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Composition

4 Steps to Writing a Successful Essay Prompt

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Brett Murphy Hunt

As both a college lecturer and a tutor, I participate in the two sides of the academic exchange. With the first role, I am the person assigning projects and essays; with the other role, I handle the multitude of students confused by the directions for their projects and essays.

Bernstein's Seemingly Simple Song

Daron Hagen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Daron Hagen

When I was eleven years old, my brother, who two years earlier had turned me on to Jesus Christ Superstar, played me MASS.

A Tale of Two Concertos

Daniel Asia | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I am taking a short break from writing about individual composers to present comments in regards to various genres including the string quartet, opera, songs and concertos, for cello, violin and piano.

Interview With MoMA Curator David Platzker About the New Exhibition on John Cage

Joel Garten | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

The uniting of the worlds of visual art and music is a trend that is getting a boost from a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, focusing on the composer John Cage and his monumental -- and some would say notorious -- work, titled 4'33".

Composer Creates Entire Symphony Made Only From The Sounds Of A Bicycle

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.17.2014 | Arts

Composer Johnnyrandom has just released a fascinating "symphony of spokes." What exactly does that mean? The composition, entitled "Bespoken," was...

A Completely Personal Take on First Year Composition

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
W. Scott Olsen

Right now, we should stop thinking about first year composition, and especially the research paper, in terms of transferable skills. It's a skill they will never use. They should learn to write for their professions later. Instead, we should think in terms of helping the first year student tell a true story.

Simplicity in Compositions (PHOTOS)

Peter Carroll | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Peter Carroll

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