NY Times Article: Composing for Nonprofessionals

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A recent New York Times article: Something New for Amateur Night: Nonprofessional Musicians Like Contemporary Challenges highlights the minority of composers who embrace the opportunity to write for nonprofessional musicians and cites Paul Moravec as an example: Paul Moravec, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who has participated in the program at Bennington, said in an interview that it is “a great civic duty” to write, at least occasionally, music for nonprofessionals. He cited as a role […] Read more »

More “Change at Jamaica”

Paul Moravec | Change at Jamaica

Paul Moravec’s Change at Jamaica has certainly captured the media’s attention and more and more varied outlets are featuring stories about this piece. Three of the most recent include: Garden City Patch, Newsday – Long Island Now, and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) YouTube Channel. Read more »

Students Learn “Change at Jamaica”

Change at Jamaica

From News 12 Long Island: Students learn Paul Moravec’s instrumental song ‘Change at Jamaica’ Long Island students are learning an instrumental song composed by a Pulitzer Prize winner. Paul Moravec, a professor at Adelphi University, wrote “Change at Jamaica,” a 10-minute instrumental about the Long Island Rail Road. He wrote it for eight different Nassau high schools, including Garden City High School. Garden City students performed the piece Thursday at their spring concert. To access […] Read more »

Montserrat on “Now is the Time”

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From the WRTI.org website: It’s the mystery of creation and Casals on Now is the Time, Sunday, March 31st at 10 pm. Paul Moravec visited Montserrat, home of a monastery and of a statue of Pablo Casals. The great cellist had played there and was friends with the monks who attended to the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat. Casals is memorialized by that statue and now by Moravec’s cello concerto Montserrat, played sumptuously here […] Read more »

From the Blogoshphere…

Off Topic'd

A short description of PM, his style and works in Off Topic’d: A personal view of technology, the arts, and culture, concluding with the words: In my opinion, Paul Moravec is a composer that should be programmed more often. Read more »