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Howard Shore Master Class

Howard Shore, in conversation with Doug Adams (music journalist and author) and Kubilay Uner (composer and director of the Music Composition for the Screen MFA program), at Columbia College Chicago, October 18, 2015


Leonard Bernstein

August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990

“The other night I bippy nigh, blabba habba dooby die, mowt say hiddy lie, LEO-NARD BERN-STEIN!” – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 301 more words


A 29-Year-Old’s Diary Entries From Early June, 1980

Sunday, June 1, 1980

5 PM. I’ve just been relaxing, lying in bed with my eyes closed, listening to the sounds of Live From Lincoln Center, resting the sunburn I got from the beach today. 4,623 more words

Composer Profile: Stacey V. Gibbs

by Jen Sper, School Choral Music Specialist

Following in the steps of William Dawson, Jester Hairston, and Moses Hogan, the arrangements of Stacey V. Gibbs… 197 more words

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My Closing Thoughts for Composers

Almost a year ago I set a challenge for myself to write a blog post every month, specifically with composers in mind. My goal was to cover areas of composition that I felt were very important yet severely lacking attention. 2,550 more words


Composers at Christmas

Liszt, Wagner and Berlioz, feeling seasonal

If J.S. Jr. is your favorite composer, please feel free to print this off and stick it on the wall next to your gramophone player. 11 more words


Overlooked Scores: The Polar Express

As it is finally December, I thought I’d take a long-overdue look at perhaps the most underrated and unknown holiday movie score of all time. We know Irving Berlin and Bing Crosby, among others, as our main go-to guys for successful holiday movie scores, but Alan Silvestri deserves to be mentioned too. 360 more words