Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? Music has always been very important, but I think the moment that changed from listening to composing was the realisation that all creative pursuits have … Continue reading Mark Darvill Evans, composer
The real joy is in the process of creating music – anything beyond that is a nice bonus.
Continue reading Will Samson, composer
Love composition enough to want to do it whether you get paid or not. Have friends or pupils who are happy to perform it. Value and reflect on your life experiences, whether happy or painful, because whether music appears to be programmatic or abstract, it is all the product of experiences that are deeply felt, as much as of individual gifts. Continue reading Ailsa Dixon, composer
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I was inspired by my fourth grade music teacher Bernice Parrott. I was very fortunate because, where I grew up, the [US] public schools had very good music programs. … Continue reading Nick Strimple – composer, conductor, scholar
Do not let criticism stop you. There are no limits. Art is art, so don’t be afraid to dare. Be open minded and keep learning all the time, from everything. Continue reading Doug Thomas, composer
Be true and make music you enjoy yourself. Sometimes it’s harder to achieve than one may think, but it’s definitely worth it. Continue reading Damian Marhulets, composer