The workshop has a prelude. I had been in communication with Dr. McCrann when I first came back to the college. I read his important doctoral thesis and wanted to start a dialogue. From the very beginning, he was cordial and appreciated my reaching out. He has conducted ensembles…
Conducting is one of the great mysteries in music making. The general public rarely understands what a conductor does. Moving one’s arms up and down…
NOTE: This article describes a recent workshop I gave with the concert orchestra and concert band on November 28th. This first part supplies a…
I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Advice from colleagues who write for Substack has made me consider a paid membership option. I’ve…
Note: I must say at the outset that much of this is an overview for the general reader, although I’ve heard from engineers and audio people that these…
All it takes is a shout-out from a well-respected artist to get people to hear about this forum and subscribe. Thank you to all my new subscribers. For…
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Before I begin, I am about to listen to this work, but something so wonderful and striking about it is too important not to share. Besides, you and I…
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Note: Please note that Part 1 has been substantially revised. I left out a very important part of the multichannel story - the Bell Labs 1931-32…
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