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Classical Spotlight
9:15 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Composers Connect And Inspire At Choral Directors Convention

JAC Redford, Roxanna Panufnik, and Ben Parry
John Clare / Texas Public Radio

American Choral Directors Association convention in Dallas 

Three composers recently sat down with John Clare to discuss new music, choral music, and what it's like working as a composer in the 21st century.

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Classical Spotlight
2:14 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

New Sounds From UIW Composer: Darian Thomas Mixes Old And New With Four World Premieres!

Composer & Violinist Darian Thomas.
John Clare Texas Public Radio

Friday night sees four new works by Darian Thomas at the Radius Center in San Antonio. 

It will include "Rant" - for solo viola with Jill Van Gee; "St. Anthony's Trio" - For string trio with Thomas, Darryl Tolliver, and Luke Bonecutter; "Juli-o" - For solo cello and rapper, featuring Luke Bonecutter and Derwin Mello Pokell Bios; and "The British Quartet." 

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1:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Composers Write Music - And Words Too!

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Did you hear Paul Moravec's new work this weekend at the San Antonio International Piano Competition? Composers communicate to us with music, but they also write words sometimes as well. Composer Jennifer Jolley writes a great blog about music - check it out!
I recently had to ask myself the question of "why study composition?" to convince future liberal arts students (and especially their parents) that they should study music composition.
KPAC Blog
12:14 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Celebrating Women: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Theodore Presser

"There are not many composers in the modern world who possess the lucky combination of writing music of substance and at the same time exercising an immediate appeal to mixed audiences. Zwilich offers this happy combination of purely technical excellence and a distinct power of communication."

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KPAC Blog
12:03 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Celebrating Women: Composer Judith Lang Zaimont

Subito Music Corp.

Judith Lang Zaimont’s music is internationally acclaimed for its drama and expressiveness and has been programmed around the globe by major ensembles such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore and Mississippi Symphonies, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Czech Radio Orchestra, Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Women’s Philharmonic, Connecticut Opera, New York Virtuosi, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestras (New York and Boston), American Guild of Organists, Harlem String Quartet, International Double Reed Society, World Viola Congress, Norway’s Bergen Wind Quintet, Zagreb Saxophone Quartet and others.

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