Great show coming up here tomorrow afternoon.  Our orchestra will be playing four new pieces by students of mine.   And to make it even better, they’ll be playing each piece twice.  Big up to our conductor, James Allbritten – very nice to have a maestro who is so supportive of the composition students.

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Then on Sunday we’ll have one of the more ambitious senior recitals I’ve ever heard of.  Leo Hurley is presenting seven new works, including a piece for chamber ensemble and dancers, a semi-staged opera scene, a brief film for which he is playing live piano accompaniment, and a set of cabaret songs.

These composers make me proud, every day.

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