Scary 2015 Public Voting
Welcome to our 5th Annual Sixty Scary Seconds composition competition!
Every year, composers write new Halloween pieces
which are exactly 60 seconds long,
and then the…
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“Destination” – Original Painting on Canvas in Mixed Media.
Music happens in time. Like the bird in the above painting, classical music often moves toward a clear destination. Melodies weave a horizontal path that leads to a musical goal. Rhythms carry us forward as they increase or decrease in…Continue
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One of the most important thing a composer can do is listen, listen, listen. Listen with score, listen without score, listen with eyes shut, listen with score again, listen as you conduct, listen as you hum the main themes - you'll learn so much by informed listening!
The informed and knowledgeable composer should be able to identify the following pieces. Test yourself!
Name the composer, the period of time, the name of the piece, and any other interesting relevant…Continue
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Do your students groan or jump for joy when you say “It’s theory time”? Music theory can be a dreaded chore or the highlight of a lesson – it’s all up to you, the teacher! ...…Continue
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The following notes are from pianist Matthew Schellhorn's program notes:
A work for clarinet, violin, cello and piano by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), who composed the piece while being held prisoner by the Germans during the Second World War. The quartet was premiered by clarinetist Henri Akoka, violinist Jean le Boulaire, cellist Étienne Pasquier and Messiaen on the piano in Stalag VIII-A in Görlitz, Germany (now Zgorzelec, Poland) on Jan. 15, 1941, before an audience of about…Continue
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Congratulations to our great student composers for their wins in the 2014 MTNA Composition Competition for North Carolina. These awards were announced on October 2, 2014.
MTNA, the Music Teachers National Association, sponsors a yearly composition competition in each of the 50…Continue
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September 29, 2014
Happy Birthday to Matthew Orlovich
We North Carolina members were thrilled to have Matthew Orlovich fly in from Sydney, Australia to join us in the panel for the Violins and Videos Symposium on September 13th, 2014. It was such a treat for so many of us to meet each…Continue
Added by Harmonia on September 29, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
A composition contest for Halloween
Rules, Instructions and Awards
FEATURED MUSICIANS IN THE DAYLONG SYMPOSIUM…
Added by Harmonia on September 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
It's summer time! Here in the South, we have a vast array of summer sounds and sights: a continuous hum and buzz of insects, the flicker of fireflies, the early morning chorus of birds, lawnmowers growling their way through the high grass. And in a few days, the epitome of summer sights and sounds: fireworks for celebrating the 4th of July!…
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ReMix 2014 - Film scoring competition
Welcome to ReMix 2014! A special group of gifted film makers has given permission for VirtualArtists composers to write new film scores for six award-winning films. Each film is between 1 - 4 minutes long. …Continue
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Written for brass quintet - March 2014 - by Noah Balamucki
Audio file: HighConcept.mp3
Full score: …Continue
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Composition Competition for Violin and Piano
Simply Stunning ... That's what the audience will…Continue
Congratulations to our great student composers for their recent wins in the NCMTA Composition Competition. These awards were announced on October 15, 2013.
NCMTA, North Carolina Music Teachers Association, is the state branch of MTNA, Music Teacher's National Association. It is quite an honor to win or place in this competition, and we are excited to celebrate our five great composers! The representative and first place…Continue
Added by Harmonia on October 22, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Many of us learned modes by using the white keys on the piano. This is not a very satisfactory way to learn, since it makes it much harder to identify modes in other keys. Instead of relating modes to white keys, let’s think of modes as having one of three primary “colors”: Major, Minor, or Diminished.
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The Circle of Fifths is a wonderful tool for beginners in theory as well as for the most advanced composers! Here are some of the many things you can learn from the Circle of Fifths:
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