Posts in Composing
Orchestrating a New Musical: Setup

This post is the first part of a new series that I will be starting on this blog called Orchestrating a New Musical.  We’ll begin today with the Setup, and continue on in the future with the various parts of the Process itself, and finish up with all of the details surrounding Distribution and Logistics.

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Vocal Arranging for New Musicals

This month we’re going to take a look at the task of vocal arranging specifically as it pertains to new musicals.  We’ll examine both the nuts and bolts of vocal arranging, as well as the more abstract concepts that one must be aware of when working in such a unique environment.  Let’s dive right in!

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Composer-Music Director Relations

This month we’re going to take a look at the relationship between the composer and music director of a new musical.  We’ll examine the dynamic from both sides of the table: when is it appropriate for the music director to offer input on the score, and when is it appropriate for the composer to offer input during the rehearsal process?  What is the give and take between these two artists like, and how much does each contribute?  Let’s dive right in!

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