The Inside Story: Steve Kennedy and IN TANDEM

Composer Steven Kennedy resides in New England where he freelances as a film music reviewer/commentator, bassoonist, conductor, and keyboardist. He has composed two musicals, two symphonies, solo works, and works for chorus, band, and orchestra, and also released a solo album of original piano music, Reflections. A respected reviewer, his analyses of film and video game... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Allen Brings and IN TANDEM

A native of New York City, Allen Brings received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College, a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University, and a doctorate in theory and composition from Boston University. He has twice served as chairman of the eastern region of the American Society of University Composers and is currently vice... Continue Reading →

Composer Conversations: Jim Lentini

Award-winning composer and classical guitarist Jim Lentini has been recognized around the world for his contributions to contemporary classical guitar music. Studying composition and guitar at the university level with some of the top educators in the field, Jim has made a name for himself in his genre and been described by reviewers as an... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: duo526 and DUO FANTASY

duo526 was founded in 2011 by violinist Kerry DuWors and pianist Futaba Niekawa at the Eastman School of Music. Since 2014, duo526 has toured Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Japan, New York, Virginia, and was in residence at Avaloch Farms, Brandon University, and Indiana University. Recent travels to Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Budapest, New York... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Rain Worthington and PRISMA VOL 2

Self-taught in composition, Rain Worthington’s catalog includes works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, duos, solos, and miniatures. Inspirations for pieces have ranged from “NYC trucks late into the night, to the two-note expression of a sigh, to a dream of a careening bike ride through dark fog.” Inspired by the energy of the contemporary classical scene,... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Thad Anderson and LINES & SPACES

Composer, percussionist, and music educator Thad Anderson is a faculty member at the University of Central Florida where he has roles in the percussion, composition, and music technology fields. Actively composing in instrumental, electronic, and multimedia genres, Thad has composed pieces for artists including the Omojo Percussion Duo, George Weremchuk, Grand Valley State University, Nora... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jiří Skopal and IN HEAVEN

Czech conductor Jiří Skopal has been teaching and leading choirs for more than 40 years. He has led choirs to international acclaim, one of the most notable being the Jitro Czech Girls Choir with whom he has performed around the world and participated in major global competitions. Jitro, whose name translates to “daybreak,” has been admired all... Continue Reading →

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