Nobuo Uematsu

Nobuo Uematsu

  Maybe you’ve heard an orchestral composition that really knows how to swing. Or, maybe you haven’t. Either way, that music does exist, and composers from the US, Europe, and even East Asia have taken on the task of fusing symphonic sounds with...
Margaret Bonds

Margaret Bonds

  Sometimes, composers write music that’s meant to sound like nature or busy, city streets. Others have written music that relays emotions or historical events. And then there’s one woman, who wrote a work with protest at it’s core. Hi there...
Raven Chacon

Raven Chacon

  Since 1943, music has been among the Pulitzer Prizes awarded to some of America’s most notable composers, including Aaron Copland, Jennifer Higdon, and even Duke Ellington. Well in 2022, the prize was awarded, for the very first time, to an indigenous...
Black Violin

Black Violin

  Classical training on instruments like the violin or the viola can easily pave the way for a musician to get to work with some of the finest orchestras in the world, but that’s not the only place where classical training has led musicians. Hey there...
Louis Chauvin

Louis Chauvin

  When something’s a little ragged, you don’t typically consider that a good thing, right? For example, ragged clothing may not be so great, but ragged rhythms have not only been celebrated, but revered as one of America’s most prized...