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NEW BOOK - COMPOSER BOOT CAMP 101: 50 Exercises for Music Educators, Students, and Professionals

COMPOSER BOOT CAMP 101: 50 Exercises for Music Educators, Students, and Professionals It is currently available at Createspace:
Composer Boot Camp is a series of 50 exercises for educators and beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians who want to develop their skills in composition, film music, and songwriting. 
Composer Boot Camp 101 workbook is designed to help educators, students, and seasoned professionals to hone their compositional craft. There are a series of exercises, helpful tips, resources, and more to help the musician prepare a solid foundation in music composition developed by award-winning composer and music educator Sabrina Pena Young.

Exercises are divided into four sections:

Appropriate for young students, adult learners, and those who do not yet read music.

Appropriate for high school students, music educators, college students, and musicians who want to learn how to write music.


Happy Easter! Free Kindle Science Fiction Dystopian Book Today on Amazon!

Happy Easter! THRILLING Free Kindle Science Fiction Dystopian Book Today on Amazon

"Libertaria: Genesis is dystopian, and good at it, and that needs further examination." - J. Roseman, 
“One of my favorite things about this story is its odd apocalyptic tone and strong sci-fi/fantasy foundation. The dark quality that comes with it is the cherry on top.” – on Libertaria: The Virtual Opera 

“...As a story, it is very much in line with the good-vs.-evil sci-fi tradition, with the added bonus of a plucky female heroine…There are a good many percussion effects in the opera, and its tone is primarily quite dark and sinister, very much along the lines of a contemporary video game score.”  Palm Beach Arts Paper Music Critic Greg Stepanich on Libertaria: The Virtual Opera.
In the abandoned ruins of a Nueva York dystopia, teen Libertaria escapes a horrific world of DNA testing and loneliness, only to team up with her megalomaniac father in a …

Free Piano Music Download Online: Beginner Piano "In the Arms of Momma D"

An Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music 1961-2014

An Anthology of TurkishExperimental Music 1961-2014


This anthology features works by Turkish artists ranging from the electronic music of the 1960s to all forms
of experimental music of the 2010s. This is Sub Rosa's second release exploring experimental music by zone or sphere of influence. The constellation built between 2000 and 2012 with Sub Rosa's seven-part Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music continues to expand through the Early Electronic collection (consisting mostly of tracks composed between the '50s and the '80s) and these "area anthologies," this one released following An Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008 (SR 265CD). This collection covers a much wider time-frame than its predecessor; this is because, in Turkey, two exceptional composers emerged very early on to show the way to future generations that then …

Do You Know What Bach Knew? Music Invention in the Baroque Era

Classical music from the Baroque era set the groundwork for contemporary classical music
The Baroque Period in classical music boasted the creation of opera, the abandonment of the church modes, and new exciting musical forms like the Baroque Suite. Music from the Baroque from classical composers like Bach, Monteverdi, Strozzi, and Purcell shared several major characteristics common to all works of the Baroque period. The Baroque Era lasted from 1600-1750 (or the year that Bach died). Although many of these musical innovations occurred centuries in the past, contemporary compositions owe much to the developments of the Baroque Era.

While monophony prevailed during the early Baroque period, music of the late Baroque Era embraced more complex polyphony than even the complex lines of the Renaissance. Monophony essentially involves a single line with accompaniment. Monophony prevailed in opera, however, since understanding text and drama is essential to understanding the complex plots of…

NEW! How to Write an Opera Using Internet Collaboration: TED Talk

How to Write an Opera Using Internet Collaboration: TED Talk

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How do you stage an opera without an opera company, or singers, or a stage, or anything, really, except your own ideas? Sabrina Peña Young and many enthusiastic opera fans put together their own full opera production using crowdsourced performances and machinima: computer-generated 3-D graphics. It's how most operas might be done in the near future.

Produced by Justin Bondi Productions (
Sabrina Peña Young composes award-winning experimental works, which have been presented at the Beijing Conservatory, the International Computer Music Conference, Miramax’s Project Greenlight, the Athena Festival, the New York International Independent Film Festival, Art Basil Miami, Turkey’s Cinema for Peace, El Instituto Cubana de la Musica, Pulsefield International Exhibition of Sound Art and countless arts events.…