Music for anyone, anywhere: Interview with Kimberly R. Osberg

Kimberly Osberg at Cape Blanco
Kimberly R. Osberg (b. 1992) is a Portland-based composer whose projects have included dance, film, environmental sound installations, instrumental theatre, plays, opera, visual art, award ceremonies,…
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Xenharmonic advocate: Interview with Stephen Weigel

Stephen Weigel is a composer and performer of Indianapolis, IN, with a Master’s in Music Composition and Bachelor’s of Music Media Production at Ball State…
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Finding my footing in film music: Interview with Rachel Elizabeth Jacobs

Composer Rachel Elizabeth Jacobs (née Matthews) received a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Music…
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Performing and creating in Omaha: Interview with Stacey Barelos

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Omaha native Stacey Barelos is a sound artist who actively performs, creates and teaches throughout the Omaha community and surrounding area. In 2023 Dr. Barelos…
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Exercising my creative brain: Interview with Richard An

Richard An and others performing electronic music
Richard An (b.1995) is a composer, pianist, percussionist, singer, conductor, and more. Richard has a BM in Composition from the University of Southern California and…
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Product-Market Fit for Composers

Composers might not think of themselves as entrepreneurs, but they should, if they want opportunities to come their way. In this post, I want to…
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Personal branding for composers: Part 1

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The idea of a “personal brand” has been a hot topic for some time now. And you need to find yours. I can hear you…
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Music composition as research

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My main job is directing a program that supports undergraduate research and creative projects. Personally, I define research very broadly–simply “creating new knowledge.” But it…
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Fun on the front burner: Interview with James Bohn

James Bohn
James Bohn is a composer and music technology specialist. His music has been performed internationally as well as throughout the United States. An Associate Professor…
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