The Middle East Restaurant Reunion

Meesha Dance with Joseph Tayoun, William Tayoun, Roger Mgrdichian, Baris Kaya and others

In an exciting development for world music in Philadelphia, Franky Bradley's (@1320 Chancellor St.) presented the debut of its First Thursday series on March 3. To get…

placeholder

Join our list of featured titles at the next Midwest Clinic!

Following our debut at the Midwest Clinic last month and after numerous inquiries from other interested composers, we are offering a limited number of slots to composers who want join our team next year and promote their music. Composers who…

placeholder

Aegean Spring at Midwest Clinic

We are pleased to announce that excerpts from "Aegean Spring" by Ulvi Cemal Erkin will be performed at the Orchestra New Music Reading session at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. As part of our promotions for the Clinic we have…

placeholder

Midwest Clinic

Following some recent conference visits, presentations and readings, we are proceeding with our plans to exhibit at Midwest Clinic in Chicago and to submit several of our titles to the Texas UIL prescribed music list for consideration this fall. If…

placeholder

Korean Percussion Ensemble at NAfME

In addition to the Young Composer's Concert and the U.S. Army Field Band concert ( and the line dancing at the Wild Horse Saloon), a highlight for me of the NAfME National Convention was the concert and 3-hour workshop in…

placeholder

We didn't mean to create a monster

Yes, this was posted on Oct. 12, 2014 though some links were added later. 

>>>

We had the unique opportunity to peruse a funding proposal by the Silk Road Project recently, and it raised some serious questions. Well, first one…

placeholder

Unraveling the Mystery

It wasn't just the language barrier though that was part of the problem. Very soon into the Closing Concert of the Princeton Chinese Music Festival at Carnegie Hall, it became apparent that the printed program was a jumble. I found…

placeholder

Victory March - commentary

Following a conversation recently at an Educators' Conference, I am compelled to offer some additional commentary about one line of the lyrics in Leyla Saz's Victory March. (First discussed here in the Feb. 26 post) It has always been known…

Highlights from Arts Midwest

From the showcases at Arts Midwest I highly recommend these outstanding groups:

Stephanie Bettman (violinist & vocalist) and Luke Halpin (multi-instrumentalist & vocalist) have teamed up to create their own tight and energetic yet still soulful brand of acousitc Americana…