A quartet of articles by Olivia Kieffer gets published on NewMusicBox.
Mark Gresham | 13 AUG 2019
Composer, percussionist and EarRelevant contributing writer Olivia Kieffer recently authored four articles that were published by NewMusicBox over the course of four weeks in July. These came in the summer space between when Kieffer graduated with her second masters degree in music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and beginning her doctoral studies at University of Miami, and reflect upon her time returning to graduate study.
Prior to the NewMusicBox series, she had written two CD reviews for EarRelevant this past spring: Third Coast Percussion’s “Perpetulum” showcases percussionists with extraordinary abilities and “American Rapture” showcases three generations of American composers
We’re delighted that our good friends at NewMusicBox picked up Olivia as a contributing writer, so we wanted to share the links to those articles with our readers. Here they are:
- Playing the Changes: The Transition from Professor to Student (My First Year as a Composition Major) | JULY 9 2019 — “I could never go back to school after teaching,” said many wonderful professors who used to be my colleagues. So why did I do it?
- Playing My Hand: How I Learned to Trust My Composition Teacher | JULY 16 2019 — “There I was, age 38, in the second year of my master’s degree, finding out for the first time what it was like to have weekly lessons with a supportive, enthusiastic, encouraging teacher that I trusted.
- Playing the Brake Drum: A Very Short Guide to Percussion Parts for Composers Who Write for… | JULY 22 2019 — I have performed in the percussion section of bands, on and off, since the seventh grade. Over a span of 25+ years, this includes performing in a wide variety of groups, …
- Playing in Time: Chronos, Kairos, Crossfades | JULY 29 2019 — In this post I want to talk about time: time in our musical relationships with others, and time in the creative process.