Way back in May, West Chester selected me as one of a group of composers participating in the Network for New Music's 2007 Poetry Project. Basically, students poets write poems, student composers blindly select from those poems and write art songs, and the best ones are performed.
Results are in, and my song was picked! I will be one of six student composers performed at this concert at the Kimmel Center. I am so happy!
The song is called "Black Thunder," and the poem was written by Luke Stromberg, who also goes to West Chester, as it happens. Dan Shapiro, fellow WCU composition major, is also having a song performed. I can't wait for rehearsals to begin.
But for now ... back to writing an essay applying Marxist theory to the music industry. It's an exciting topic, but sudden immersion in Marxist theory is proving a little rough.