October 16, 2021

Missy Mazzoli: The Odd One Out

Growing up in a small town where music, especially classical music, was not valued, composer and pianist Missy Mazzoli felt out of place in her love for music. Mazzoli also did not know of many female classical composers she could look up to. One would see these disadvantages as a reason to give up on […]

August 13, 2021

Wang Jie: A Classical Composing Genius

As a way to discipline her as a child, classical music composer Wang Jie’s parents made her study composition. Little did anyone know that she would grow to love it so much.

May 13, 2021

Composition and Combat: How Ego (almost) Killed a Man

Most composers aren’t ones to get into a sword fight, but George Frideric Handel was one of few to buck that trend. Did he manage to survive?

George Frideric Handel, the famous composer who once got in a sword fight