Month: April 2010

  • Joined ASCAP

    I’ve always thought these performance rights organizations were one step removed from the mob. ┬áTons o’ money sloshing around, some incredibly powerful legislation and court cases at their back, a near monopoly on the services they provide. But they also provide great resources and the main way for composers to earn income for performances of…

  • Star Spangled Banner for SATB and hand drum

    I created a new arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner for Global Harmony Community Chorus to sing at a nationally televised Minnesota Lynx WNBA game on June 1. I’m very excited about it! It departs from the traditional harmonies and also adds some African-inspired rhythms and harmonic progressions. A fair amount of I-IV-I thrown in…

  • Upgraded to Sibelius 6

    After years and years of using Sibelius 1.4 for my notation software, I finally upgraded it to Sibelius 6. So far, with only a week of using the upgrade, I’m pretty impressed. Before the Dynamic Parts feature, you would extract parts into separate files and then worry about syncing them back up with the score…