David Dickau is a man whose true passion and love is music. Composing and Conducting music is what he truly loves. An Honored Conductor, Composer, and Clinician, He has Composed many Pieces such as the popular “If Music be the Food of Love”, “Dresden Canticles”, and “Stars I Shall Find”.
Livingston’s talents extend beyond the classroom into the arts. He is a skillful pianist and has performed several concert solos during his music
When Still graduated from high school, he attended medical school at Wilberforce University, in Ohio. He conducted the university band, learned to play many types of instruments, and started to compose and to do orchestrations. He was awarded a scholarship to
As the son of a percussionist for CBS radio’s Raymond Scott Quintet, Williams learned to love music early on in life. Early in his life, Williams moved from New York to California (to Los Angeles) at the age of 16 (in 1948). He started out as a young pianist, then as the leader of his own jazz band. When he was age 15 he decided that he was going to learn to play the concert piano, and by the time he was 19, he had begun to create his own musical masterpiece- solely from a piano sonata.
Felsenfeld takes his readers on a journey from being an uninspired teenager, into the world of an adult “rebel” composer. Although Daniel was in piano lessons at a young age, he just couldn’t seem to spark an interest in the classical music that was being put in front of him. He continued the lessons through high school, and only had enough skill to make minimal money in piano bars and orchestra pits. Daniel regularly hung out with a friend, Mike, whose house he would go
Only a few composers in the history of time have ever successfully left their mark throughout our musical world we live in today. It’s been over two hundred years since the birth of Beethoven and his music still speaks to us today as he originally expressed and composed it. Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in the city of Bonn Germany on December 16th 1770 and has since been one of the most influential composers known to man. A common theme of early age learning and mastering seems to emerge in Beethoven’s life because while living in a musical family as a child, his father taught him how to play the piano, violin and in addition how to compose musical pieces since he was four years of age. A few short years later, he gave his first public piano performance at the age of seven. While Beethoven certainly gained a lot of knowledge from his peers, he also supported his family by giving music lessons and also by playing in the court orchestra. In the year 1792, Beethoven worked under an Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn and by the year 1800, his compositions established him as a strong Mozart successor.
Beethoven once said, “Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of a woman.” I find this quote to be very true because many of Shapiro’s pieces that I have listened to has made me feel many emotions. A good composer will fill ears with music, but, a great composer will fill hearts with music. According to a 2010 interview, an interview asked Shapiro “what kind of composer are you?” and she replied “a wonderful composer!” I love her enthusiasm and sense of humor; Shapiro later followed up her response to that question and stated that she is a heartfelt composer, who writes in all genres and styles. Alex Shapiro was born in New York City in 1962, and she was brought up in Manhattan. She moved to Los Angeles in 1983, where she stayed for 24 years. Shapiro studied at The Juilliard School and The Manhattan School of Music, in fact, that is where she realized she loved composing acoustic and electroacoustic music (“Landscape Music”). Although Alex Shapiro is not as well known as some composers, she still has a great musical history, and she is still hard at work with new projects.
In 1923, he gained more fame with his composition “Wolverine Blues.” He also had a series of piano solos that were recorded for the Gennet record label based in the Mid-West
Derek became an acclaimed concert pianist by the age of 10. His longtime piano teacher, Adam Ockelford, explains his student’s unique relationship to music. Adam encouraged his obvious musical interest and ability, although it was obviously natural. Adam gave him lesson as child understanding
With his first piano lessons, his teachers discovered his unusual talent of ‘playing out of the boundaries.’ After his dream, becoming a piano virtuoso sink, he leaned more on to his composing skills.