Composition Blessings In A Busy Time

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Busy croppedSometimes, the busyness of  life makes it harder to compose and share my compositions. This is not necessarily bad, it is just a reality.

This past week was filled with dress rehearsals and a Spring program for my five choirs at the preK-12 Adventist Christian school in which I teach. It was all very fun, a rewarding finish to the hard work of the school year, and a nice capstone for the student’s 2014-2015 choral experience.

Despite the running to and fro (so to speak) of the past several days, many neat things have taken place with my compositions. Here are a few highlights.

* I finished re-editing my TTBB setting of the spiritual “Standing In The Need Of Prayer” and made it available on the website.

* I made strong progress in continued editing of the Life of Christ piece “Greater Love” which will hopefully be available soon.

* I begin work on a new blog post about developing a beautiful head voice in children’s choirs (be looking for this post soon).

**** I’m excited to share that my piece “Soon One Day” was featured in Jonathan Kopplin’s “Pick Six” article in the ACDA Minnesota publication Star Of The North! Link here: http://www.starofthenorth.net/ethnic-and-multicultural-pick-six. Published May 14.

**** My five part blog series (first post here) on finding great self-published choral music was also feature in the same Star Of The North publication. Link here: http://www.starofthenorth.net/digital-resources-choral-repertoire. Published May 14.

**** My piece “Soon One Day” is also being featured for the second time this week in the composition spotlight on choralnet. Link here: http://choralnet.org/view/411532. Published May 17.

To be honest, I feel very blessed. In what is one of the busiest times of the year for me, so many wonderful things have happened and are happening. May God bless you during your busy times also.

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