Entering the Final Stretch!

Congratulations, everyone, for a successful concert on Wednesday.  This was the most polished and professional performance that I have seen and heard from a class and you are all to be congratulated!

Now to business: we have only 2 classes remaining and then the Final Exam scheduled for Monday, May 22 at 8:30am. I will post an outline of the exam soon (later today or tomorrow) so that we can use some of our class time next week reviewing and preparing outstanding responses to the questions.

We’ll also continue our conversation about environmental music by looking at a few composers who have composed site-specific pieces and works that expand theatrical performance to a global scale.  Of note: there will be a performance of John Luther Adams piece Ten Thousand Birds in Morningside Park on Sunday at 3pm.  Free. This is a great opportunity to experience a site-specific environmental work.  There will be more to come on Make Music Day, June 21.

Finally, if you are interested in learning how to build your own website to promote you and your music, I can give a little workshop on Reading Day or the following week after finals to walk you through using the Commons to create your own WordPress site.   Let me know if you are interested by replying in the comments.  Let me know if you’d prefer Reading Day (Friday, May 19) or a day after exams are over.


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