University Interscholastic League adds works from E. C. Schirmer & Galaxy Music

Two works from the E. C. Schirmer Catalog were added to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Prescribed Music List. The Music Program of the UIL is designed to support and enrich the teaching of music as an integral component of the public school curriculum in the state of Texas. Each year approximately one half million… Read More University Interscholastic League adds works from E. C. Schirmer & Galaxy Music

Stanley Hoffman – work selected by Association of Irish Choirs

Stanley M. Hoffman’s arrangement of Claude Debussy’s Beau Soir (ECS #7689 for SATB chorus and piano) has been selected by the Association of Irish Choirs for their Summer 2017 season.   The Association of Irish Choirs supports and promotes excellence in choral music in Ireland. They do this by providing information and advice and presenting a… Read More Stanley Hoffman – work selected by Association of Irish Choirs

Maine Festival of Music & other June performances — Kevin Siegfried

Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969) is a composer with an emerging international voice. His music was recently described as “hypnotic and beautifully written” by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, and is known for its direct expression, lyricism, and accessibility. Acclaimed by the UK magazine Choir & Organ as writing music of “austere beauty” that exhibits the “pressure… Read More Maine Festival of Music & other June performances — Kevin Siegfried

The Emerging Art of Choral Theater: #twitterlieder by James Eakin

“Is this growing trend a gimmick? Or a glimpse of the future? Choral music making is all about the sound, not what you see on stage.” In a recent article from Chorus America, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ performance and premiere of James Eakin’s #twitterlieder was highlighted in an examination of choral-theater, a developing trend… Read More The Emerging Art of Choral Theater: #twitterlieder by James Eakin

Music of the Spheres, Capitol Hill Chorale premiere — Kevin Siegfried

On June 3 & 4, the Capitol Hill Chorale’s 2016-2017 season ended with a celestial-themed program featuring the premiere of Music of the Spheres by Kevin Siegfried. Also on the program are works of Vincenzo Galilei (father of Galileo Galilei), William Herschel, Samuel Barber, and Gustav Holst. Music of the Spheres is a five-movement work for… Read More Music of the Spheres, Capitol Hill Chorale premiere — Kevin Siegfried