Neil Harmon: January 2018 Keyboard & Choral Composer

This month we’re featuring composer Neil Harmon! Acclaimed as “one of the finest products of the American organist school,” [La Nuova Venezia] Neil Harmon enjoys a career as organist, conductor, composer, and teacher. He is Director of Music and Organist at Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware, where he directs a semiprofessional choir, a… Read More Neil Harmon: January 2018 Keyboard & Choral Composer

Chimera | Featured Recording

  This month we’re featuring Chimera, a new recording out on Albany Records, performed by the Scott/Garrison Duo, and featuring music by ECS composer John David Earnest, among others. Earnest’s pieces open and close this recording, starting with his Chimera Waltzes for flute, bass flute, clarinet, and piano, and closing with Serenade and Dance for clarinet… Read More Chimera | Featured Recording

Beauty, Truth, and Insight through Song: Interview with Juliana Hall

January 2018 Featured Composer: Juliana Hall This month we’re featuring American art song composer Juliana Hall (b. 1958). A prolific and highly-regarded composer of vocal music, her songs have been described as “brilliant” (Washington Post), “beguiling” (Times of London), and “the most genuinely moving music of the afternoon” (Boston Globe). The NATS Journal of Singing… Read More Beauty, Truth, and Insight through Song: Interview with Juliana Hall

“It is important for us music ministers to remember why we do what we do.”

An introduction to Paul Westermeyer’s Church Musicians: Reflections on Their Call, Craft, History, and Challenges by Kelly Dobbs-Mickus Have you ever met Paul Westermeyer? As I was reading his book Church Musicians: Reflections on Their Call, Craft, History, and Challenges, I recognized the direct but impactful style of his discourse from the many times I… Read More “It is important for us music ministers to remember why we do what we do.”