Composition in Education

Music in Princeton

WHERE do composers come from?

WHAT musical backgrounds do they have that allows them to create music so fluently?

And WHY am I not a composer?

Although it may seem presumptuous, I consider myself to be a relatively musical and creative person. Interpretive dance? You got it. Improvising on the drums? You can count on me. Composing?…. No. One thing I cannot do is compose. But why?

Ladies and gentlemen, in this awkward moment I would like to write a bit about myself and about why this topic is so important to me.

Most of you are aware that I am a student attending Westminster Choir College. What do I study? Music Education. I am going to be a music educator in (hopefully) a couple of years. That is why I am interested in choral music; because I hope to teach in a choral setting someday. In music education…

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