An invitation to discuss better ways to commission new music, including some of the anxieties composers currently face and a few ideas for alternative models.
Julian reflects on Voice Week 2019 at Curry, including workshops by Laurel Irene and David Harris of VoiceScienceWorks.org.
The American Prize named Julian Bryson a Semi-Finalist in the Profession Choral Composition Division for 2018-2019. More details available here, including links to the winning pieces.
A brief history of Shchedryk (known to Americans as Carol of the Bells) including pronunciation and transliteration of the original text by John Wernega.
Reflections on Triad’s Past Is Prologue concert of June 17, 2018 including some thoughts on reprising music in a “new music ensemble”.
What does one learn from four years of membership in a choral collective? Julian reflects on his experiences and looks forward to performances by two such ensembles, C4 and Triad.
This article explores techniques for voicing a choir. Since we know that the vocal mid-range is the best place to begin, why assign a young singer to a certain part and keep them there for years? By moving people around, we build their skills for the long-term.
This article presents a list of titles from Independent/Digital Music Publishers that are well worth exploring. It is a companion piece to an article in the Massachusetts ACDA Spring 2018 Newsletter.
Reflections on my residency with the Blue Valley Northwest Choirs and Symphonic Orchestra as they premiered Redemption Mass.
A few thoughts on prioritizing the life of a musician. I'm busy, but the best kind of busy. Sometimes, I need to remember why I do what I do, rather than just focusing on how little time I have to do it.