Vancouver Symphony Orchestra reads student’s Sibelius score

Young composer Jared Richardson was profiled this past weekend in the Times Colonist newspaper in Canada. Having only started composing a couple of years ago, this 17-year-old high school student has had a piece read by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at a free public performance this past Monday. The piece, Riders of the West, was […]

Sixth grade Sibelius students partner with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

It’s always a thrill to hear about Sibelius being used by young musicians starting out in composition, so it was a delight to receive an email from Walt Boyer, specialist music teacher at Atwater Elementary School in Shorewood, Wisconsin, about his school’s involvement in Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra‘s Arts in Community Education programme, which this year […]

LCO New showcases student composers this week in London

LCO New: Explore ‘Inspired by Architecture’ is a composition scheme run by London Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with the East Festival (@eastfestival on Twitter) and Queen Mary University of London. Following a Study Day for music students in November 2009, which featured talks from prominent architects and composers – a video from which is embedded above, […]

Musical performance and the machine

If you’ve got a bit of time to spare, this paper by Mark Marrington, delivered at the Coventry University National Music Performance Symposium on 10 June, is a fascinating read on the role that technology can play in musical performance. Marrington’s paper takes as its jumping off point the legal spat between the New York […]