Three quick tips from engraving Copland

In the course of preparing a new edition of Copland’s Three Latin American Sketches, here are three improvements that should not be overlooked when preparing a new edition, aside from the improvement in readability that an engraved part will bring. Also: Remembering Vivian Perlis, 1928-2019.

Using Live Tempo for rehearsal

Directing choirs is my main musical pursuit outside of my professional life, and I’m fortunate to have been working with the same chamber choir for over a decade now. Normally, for practical reasons, our performances are a capella, since we don’t often have instrumentalists or ensembles available to accompany us, but every so often we […]