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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Advice for aspiring composers?

Where else but on YouTube can you find career counseling advice for young aspiring composers?

Hooray for the comments by Jody Rockmaker - a composer who teaches at Arizona State! (We were fellow classmates at NEC).

John Corigliano ends the video with dire speculation about the demise of the musical genre of modern concert music. He is not overstating the case, and by some accounts we are already beyond the tipping point.

Well, plumbing has been, and always will be, a good career.