People learn best when they feel safe to be fully themselves. More than ever, contemporary education research points to the need for social-emotional learning to be fully integrated into the classroom environment, which now extends and applies to remote learning.
So you’re an aspiring composer, hoping to make your mark in educational music publishing. You may be asking: “If I want to compose, how can I get started?” “How does someone actually get their foot in the door as a working composer?” “What does a composer need to do to become successful?”
To that end, I’d like to offer two perspectives: first, as a somewhat “new-to-the-scene” female composer, I’d like to share a little bit about how I found success writing for choirs; and secondly, as an editor, I’d love to offer some insight about how new music is selected for publication, and how composers can put their best foot forward when submitting.