Score in C vs Concert Score

In general, I don’t like to nitpick terminology.  For the most part, we make up the terms, so we can decide what they are and what they mean.

That said…  I make an exception for the term “Concert Score”, which is one of the most misleading terms in music. In this blog, I’d simply like to propose that we forget that term and use “Score in C” instead.

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A while back, I worked on the music for a fun tale about a farmer, his boy, and an apple thief. It’s now on iTunes as a multimedia eBook (in English or German) with narration, music and animations. It plays on iPhones and iPads. Search for “Hondidldo and the Apple Thief” and it pops up.

Hope all is well out there!

Music College Trends

As many of you know, I am an alum of the Eastman School of Music and teach at the Berklee College of Music.  Being involved with both, I thought this was interesting.



The above chart is from Google and shows the search trends of three searches, Julliard, Eastman School of Music, and Berklee College of Music. At the beginning, Berklee College of Music is bouncing around near Eastman School of Music. At the end, it’s moved up and is bouncing around Julliard.

Of course, you can different curves if you tweak the terms… Berklee instead of Berklee College of Music. Julliard School of Music instead of Julliard. Etc.

But it’s interesting nonetheless.

Social Media

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Hope all is well out there!



New Music Posted

Hi Everyone,

Check out the new music posted on my Music page.  You can now listen to all five movements of Symphony No. 1.

Have a great fourth of July everyone…