Here’s a quick heads up: I’ll be doing a teaching residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida from February 13-March 5, 2022. If you’d like to come study with me, please apply! I should mention that everyone gets a full scholarship. Here’s my “residency statement”:
The music world is vast, and it’s important to remember that composers have a special set of skills with which to move through it. Yes, we can sit in our studios and be lone geniuses, but our experience and training are most useful in contact with the outside world. Studying composition must mean studying how to be a complete musician: how to collaborate, interpret, communicate about music, and help others bring not only your ideas but their ideas to fruition. This isn’t just high-flown idealism; it is, in my experience, the surest way to make a life in music.
This residency is open to anyone working in music creation (not necessarily in “Classical Music,” though that is my field), particularly those interested in collaborating with performers, writing for instrumentalists, and communicating with live audiences.