February 2013 Blog Posts (11)

Dianne Reeves jazz concert with all-star friends

photo © 2013 Jack Vartoogian

I recently had the pleasure of attending a sold out Carnegie Hall jazz concert featuring Dianne Reeves with special…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on February 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Film Score Project - Tips for Film Composers

We have gotten a tremendous response to the Film Score Project call for submissions, and we are excited to hear the new pieces you are writing. As you write or think about writing, we thought it might be helpful to share some tips from experienced film composers. There are a million great websites and resources out there, but we found the following to be particularly…


Added by Aaron Siegel on February 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Overture No. 1

As some of you may recall, I had been spending my previous semester working on a piece for a contest being put on by the Minnesota Sinfonia. The rules were to compose for full strings and some wind/brass instruments a piece from 5 to 8 minutes long. Well, I've finally finished it! It's not too long and it's not too short either, which is why I've decided to label it as an "overture". It also includes a part of a piece that I put up here, called "Mon Grandpere", but with a bit different…


Added by M Thompson on February 15, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Hero of Time marching show FINISHED!!!

I finally finished my show with some AWESOME help from Aaron Siegel!!! I am going to take down the other files. At least the audio files

The Hero of…


Added by Cole Stephen Bermudez on February 14, 2013 at 11:30pm — 8 Comments

Opera Singer Sissieretta Jones: The Black Patti—From the Carnegie Hall Archives

110 years ago, in 1893, a benefit was held for the World's Fair Colored Opera and Concert Company. According to an review of the event in The New York Times, it was staged to raise funds for and gauge the interest in a production of Will Marion Cook's Scenes from the Opera of Uncle Tom's Cabin at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, a performance that in the end did…


Added by Carnegie Hall on February 14, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments

The Hero of Time marching show Updated 2.0

The secondary updated files of my show. The Hero of Time.pdf…


Added by Cole Stephen Bermudez on February 13, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Updated Hero of Time marching show files

After finishing the front ensemble parts, I am now uploading the new PDF and MP3 files

The Hero of Time.pdf…


Added by Cole Stephen Bermudez on February 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

Film Score Project - Meet the Filmmaker

Filmmaker Ali Gorfinkel's new short documentary The Juggler is the focus of…


Added by Carnegie Hall on February 12, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Karen Vuong Review

I saw the beautiful soprano, Karen Vuong, perform last month at the Weill Recital Hall. What an honor it was to be in the presence of such a distinctive talent as herself. Ms. Vuong sang with…


Added by Busisiwe Zamisa on February 9, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Ellington's Sacred Music

The 2013-2014 season's creative learning project shines the spotlight on Duke Ellington’s sacred music, some of the most ambitious and heartfelt music of his legendary career. Tying together elements of jazz and classical music with African American spirituals and gospel music, Ellington’s compositions crossed the lines dividing secular…


Added by Carnegie Hall on February 8, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Songwriting and South Africa

This spring, Musical Exchange will host a songwriting project designed in collaboration with the Casterbridge Music Development Academy and the Rock School Fund. A select group of American students, ages 13-17, will get the opportunity to travel to South Africa to participate in a music festival! Details will be announced this spring.…


Added by Carnegie Hall on February 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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