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NMR SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE FOR COMPOSER BOOT CAMP ONLINE COURSE!

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About Composer Boot Camp 101PROFESSIONAL COMPOSER COACHING PERSONALIZED FOR YOU!USE SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE to get 40% OFF: COMPNERD
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In this self-paced composer intensive for musicians,educators,students, and composers/songwriters, you will undergo a challenging course that will stretch your current musical talents by working on developing a musical theme, learning how to arrange in several different styles, prepare and perform a work, create a legible score and parts, develop musical form, and work on orchestration and experimentation, all under the personal mentorship and direction of award-winning Composer S. Peña Young. This course will be individualized based on your current skills, interests, and ideas.
I WILL HELP YOU REGARDLESS OF YOUR CURRENT MUSICAL SKILL! You will work with Compo…

What is Atonal Music? Music Theory in a Nutshell

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What is AtonalMusic? Music Theory in a NutshellThe atonal system was a large break from the traditions of before. Western music first began with simple intervals in the time of Pythagorus. This system marked intervals like a unison and an octave as the most tonal and pleasing to the ear. In the middle ages, musicians used church modes. Monks even attributed certain religious qualities to specific music intervals like the fourth. In the Baroque Era, composers began to use what is now considered major and minor scales which escalated into the mathematical perfection or Mozart. True Western harmony was born.

The 20th century saw a break from traditional Western harmony. When Arnold Schoenberg experimented with atonality, he developed a complex musical and mathematical system. Essentially, a composer would arrange the twelve notes of a scale in a specific row, and then compose using those rows (in that order alone) to eliminate any sense of tonality. Eventually composers began creating co…

Aviva Players Exciting Fall Classical Music Season!

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THE AVIVAPLAYERS Mira J Spektor - Artistic Director & Friends Celebrate our 40th Season with 3 Programs in 2015 At OPERAAMERICA - 330, 7th Ave NYC
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 - 7:30 pm AvivaPlayers & Downtown Music Productions present:  Songs, Piano Rags & Chamber Music Including Vocal Duets & the Piano Trio by Fanny Mendelssohn Mimi Stern-Wolfe - Music Director/Piano, Hillary Schranze - Soprano,  Darcy Dunn - Mezzo Soprano, Lynn Bechtold - Violin, Mary Wooten - Cello 
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 - 7pm AvivaPlayers & Bank Street Films present:  A Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films  Travel to the Romantic Past of 1816 in Mira J Spektor’s VILLA DIODATI   & to the Future with Sci-Fi Virtual Reality in Sabrina Pena Young’s LIBERTARIA
TUESDAY DECEMBER 1 - 7:30pm AvivaPlayers, Rina Elisha, Anne Phillips & NYWC present: THAT “CERTAIN AGE” - Short Operas about aging with grace & Humor Music Director Barbara Ames - Composers & Artists TBA 
Admission for October 16 & December…

Contemporary Classical Composer Sabrina Pena Young Official Music Site, Filmmaker, Speaker, Writer: Libertaria: The Virtual Opera Presented at Opera A...

Contemporary Classical Composer Sabrina Pena Young Official Music Site, Filmmaker, Speaker, Writer: Libertaria: The Virtual Opera Presented at Opera A...: Libertaria: The Virtual Opera Presented at Opera America NYC November 4th WEDNESDAY  NOVEMBER 4  –  7pm   Aviva Players & Bank...

NMR EXCLUSIVE Interview with Deep House Goddess La Fraicheur

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New Music Resource EXCLUSIVE Interview with Deep House Goddess La FraicheurFor over a decade La Fraicheur hsa been brewing her own blend of Deep House & Techno beats sprinkled with tropical soulful Bass & Booty sounds when the mood strikes her. La Fraicheur is hosting two monthly radioshows "Berlin Calling" on Radio Campus France and "Mellow Fellos" on the Female:Pressure show on Frission, as well collaborating as Hystereo on Berlin Community Radio, Your Mom's on Reboot fm, and Venus Collective on CKUT in Montreal. La Fraicheur is currently working on her first EP to be released in 2015.
NMR: What are 3 words that describe your music? Hm. It's hard to label it yourself. But I would hope : warm, luscious, deep
NMR:Share your major influences and overall style. It's hard to pin point since, as a dj for the past decade, I've played and still play deep house - techno sets as well as afrobeat, disco, jazz, post rock, hip hop, electronica and soul set…