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I need to finish:

 Amen, finished my 3rd and 4th cello suite.  BOUT TIME CHAD!!!


Now, I need to finish:

  1. Alma Mater (choir and Piano)
  2. Percussion Concerto
  3. 18th and Vine (orchestra)
  4. Benjamin and Caroline (big band)
  5. Baking Scene (Big band)
  6. Rewrite a few bars…
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Living Composers

 

Some awesome pieces from living composers!!!!!!!1

Kevin Day 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9b4XuVoM5A


William AR May

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3Dm3O293Bk


Brooke Pierson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSVJHjHXWoA


Armando Bayolo

http://armandobayolo.com/project/cancionero-amoroso/


James Lee II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-6c19W67ZU

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What goes around, comes around



Back in the 48109, One of my composition teachers sat me down and opened up a great score. He saw what I was doing (which was terrible) and he showed me what this MAGNIFICENT composer had done. Few weeks…Read more
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I Wonder Why I Love Music so much?

I Wonder
I Wonder Why do I love Music so much?
I wonder
Is it because first and foremost, my father and his sister played the music of Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Motown, Patrice Rushen, and many others… Read more
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Virtual Performance Video: How Long does it take?

Many people have asked how long does it take from from "start to finish" to make a virtual performance video. I have to give you an almost full-unabridged explanation so you can understand what needs to be done.  It's…

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Boston Symphony Orchestra

 Truly honored.  What a wonderful article!


https://www.sinfonia.org/2020/08/13/two-premieres-three-brothers-and-a-musical-legacy/

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Ellis Marsalis -In Memoriam

This album changed my life. 

This album made me shed the C Blues. It made me think about different ensembles for jazz. I was first introduced to "The Patriarch" on this album, Joe Cool Blues, which I bought because KhalilRead more
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PhD/EdD/DMA: which to get and how it goes

Many people have asked about which terminal degree to get; they want to teach music in college, and asked about funding.  Here are some FAQs that I hope to answer for anyone who is interested.  Hope this helps!
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How to Write a Composition/Story Full




How to write a composition or story Many people have asked me, "How do you write a story?" or "How do you write a piece of music?"

To answer the question directly, one must storyboard.

Traditionally, storyboard is defined as… Read more
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Dissertation

It's been over a year since I've posted.  Dissertation is almost done! THANK THE LORD!!!!!!!!!
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Marcus Belgrave





I've been trying to hold back from saying something but I can't. I've been fighting tears. Marcus Belgrave was so meaningful in my life. One day he gave me and Omar Lateef the biggest whooping ever on the blues at…Read more
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Michael Jackson: The Quincy Years

Michael Jackson: The Quincy Years
My brother Brad asked me,"What was MJ's best album?" This is a hard question and almost impossible to answer. My cousin Teshenia says I need to answer things better; however, this is still a trick…Read more