Brief Survey of Famous Women Composers

*Of course, there are tons of women composers. This is something I did as an intro for non-music major type folks. If you want to use women composed pieces for examples in a theory class, I’ve been using this resource:¬†http://musictheoryexamplesbywomen.com/ and there’s also this:¬†https://adaptistration.com/2018/01/02/an-operational-women-composers-database/ There are more, but to keep this brief, I’m going to…

moving and mundane changes

so, I’ve moved cities and jobs. I’m now working what amounts to full time (6.5 hr days) and with the stress of moving and unpacking and getting acclimated to the new schedule (early mornings!) I have had no energy/brain power to write the last couple weeks. Hopefully I’ll be able to write next week, as…

Actively Creating Safe Spaces in Music Classrooms

The following ideas are not a complete list and are only food for thought. They are based on a multitude of such similar suggestions for dealing with trans people in general and my personal experience. The main tenets for the tl/dr crowd: speak carefully and amplify trans voices/stories/art.   ~~~   I attended a talk…

blog updates

I’ve been lazy this summer and not written as often. However, now school started again, and I’m trying to get back in the habit. Today I updated several of the Music Fundamentals posts, some just missing commas, but most substantially Intervals 1 and 2. I’m planning to make some further practice/worksheets for treble and bass…

delay

So apparently editing and submitting my paper took all my writing brain cells this week. Either that or I’m more effective at the beginning of the week, and Friday is not a good time to write! I’ll try to have a post up on Monday or Tuesday; this time I’m planning ahead so that I…

new schedule

Sorry about the tardy post this week. I fully intend to have it up before I go to work today. I’m starting a new part-time job, which means I have to yank myself out of bed earlier in the morning to get anything done, and today was the first day I succeeded. Hopefully next week…

motivation deficit

We had a ton of snow here in the last couple weeks (very unusual, city and citizens generally not prepared for such weather), so I was stuck inside for 5 days at least. Instead of translating into awesome writing time, this has delayed responses from schools (because campuses are closed thru the region), and cabin…