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Hi! I am a second year Masters in Composition student at Longy School of Music participating in a class known as "The Future of Classical Music". We are currently endeavoring to create a Wikipedia page on this subject, and a list of participants can be found on our central page. This project is just getting off the ground, so check back frequently for new updates as the year progresses!


This is a short list at the moment, but I hope to become more involved as I learn more about the inner workings of Wikipedia.

Updated Longy School of Music

  • History
  • Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
  • Added information on Longy's programs of study
  • Added pictures to the site
    • This will be an ongoing process, so I'll be adding to this periodically!

Minor edits to Howard Frazin

  • This will also be an ongoing process.

Merged MIDI composition with Musical Instrument Digital Interface


                         My Sandbox


There are going to be quite a few of these on my page, so I decided to create a category for them. My New York Times links now have their own section!

Greg Sandow is a name that will be brought up in any conversation concerning the future of classical music. He has placed himself at the forefront of this issue and is utilizing technology to get his messages across. His website contains a blog, in which he comments on current classical music news and events, and a link to his online book performance. Over the past two years, Sandow has posted sections of his book online and made it open to public comments and opinions. I strongly encourage you to visit his site and explore!

I was very excited to find this online journal devoted entirely to the arts! You can get specific background information here, but all you need to know is that its collection of articles is both comprehensive and free. I have yet to explore this site in depth, but I did stumble upon an interesting article about the death of classical music (date of publishing unknown). It is incredibly comprehensive, citing facts and figures from various articles with all the relevant links to back them up. I encourage you to read this, and try out some of the links!

For those of you who enjoy video, here is a movie of John Rockwell, senior cultural correspondent for The New York Times, speaking on the future of classical music. It's about 45 min. long, so I haven't actually listened to it yet, but it intrigued me enough to post it here.

News From the Front[edit]

The New York Times Music section has many interesting articles and reviews. To understand what is in store for the future of classical music, it is imperative that we know what is happening in the world today. Since I am a student of composition, the following articles will be tailored to current composers, reviews of their music, and other related events. However, I'm also keeping my eye out for anything resembling our topic: the future of classical music.

MP3s killed the radio star. That's right, radio stations are experiencing a decline in their listening base due to the preponderance of individual portable media players. Their answer? Flood the airwaves with the same popular songs.

U.S. pop unpopular? It appears that more countries are looking to their own, home-town groups for their music. This is sending more and more talent scouts for large record corporations abroad.

The plan is to update this every week. The old articles will be archived at the end of this section without my summaries for one month and then deleted. If you find a relevant article, feel free to post it!

Old Articles[edit]

Read about the recent activities of the Berlin Philharmonic has touched the lives of students throughout New York.

Find out the history of sound reproduction technology and why this shift is taking place.

Read about the reception of Western pop/rock music and the history of [China]'s own pop/rock scene.

A new spin on old hardward, chiptune composers create music on modified videogame equipment. Learn about the chiptune scene in this artifcle, and the chiptune's Woodstock equivalent, Blip Festival.

The Juilliard School finised Alfred Schnittke's Symphony No. 9. Find out why.

New sales chart policies are making the news as the Eagles' new album hits stores.

“Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037” is a documentary-style film that follows the production of a handmade 9-ft. Steinway & Sons grand piano. Here is the review.

A medical study on Conductors and focus

A critic's view of new compositions and composers

Met Chamber Ensemble Review

Rockers Turned Businessmen

Staten Island Commissions Music