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Thoughts on Music Education

The American Federation of Musicians, Local 802, NYC (aka "The Musicians' Union") has asked me to write an essay about Music Education for publication in their monthly magazine called Allegro.  Specifically, they have asked me 

 

    • to discuss what I'm offering…
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New Composition Underway

Sketches for a new piece are currently underway. It is a suite and deals with a very specific subject matter. It's baffling me right now. The third movement's melody, changes and groove are solid. The first movement has inspired material…

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Born Identity: Co-Commissioning Contributors

Deepest Gratitude to the Contributors of the Born Identity Campaign

 

Contributors:

(P) Private Contributor

(IGG) Indie-Go-Go Contributor

 

Gary DiMauro (IGG)

Seth Kaplan (IGG)

Nancy Barker (P)

Pete McGuinness, trombonist/arranger (P)

Sumi Tonooka, pianist/composer (P)

Don Messina, bassist (Ted Brown Quartet)…

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BORN IDENTITY Co-Commissioning Campaign goes LIVE with Indie-Go-Go!

Please share this info on facebook, twitter and other outlets.  You can help make this co-commissioning campaign happen!  Click here:

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Fourteen Years Ago Today

Originally posted September 24, 2009
Ten years ago today, at this hour (2:06 am, EDT), I was enjoying time on a gorgeous 70 foot sportfish yacht, docked at Trump Marina in Atlantic City, NJ. After we arrived from Montauk, NY… Read more
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Disarming The Tempest, for Symphony Orchestra

As a selected composer, among thirty-six others nationwide, of the 2012 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute's "Intensive" workshop at UCLA this past August, I had the option to begin composing a piece for symphony orchestra through a secondary submission. The deadline…

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Introducing Operation Dovetail

I am proud to introduce "Operation Dovetail," a program designed to assist returning combat veterans and others suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through learning about what the creative process offers the non-artist. Information is available under EDUCATIONAL SERVICES…

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Stand: Movement V. Stand

On Monday June 6th I will have the privilege of teaching the 10-measure unison vocal theme to from Stand's Mvmt V. Stand (the name of movement 5 is "Stand") members of the Nyack High School Music Department under Director Dr…

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"O Magazine" Submission

Yesterday one of the journalists who recently interviewed me asked me to please prepare a 100 word paragraph about the "AHAAAA!!! Moment" described on www.anitabrownmusic.com, for submission to Oprah's "O Magazine." Apparently they are gathering a number of these for…

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