Dean’s Message November 2020

Dear chapter members,

I invite you to attend our upcoming meeting on a composition topic!

Like improvisation, composition used to be an expected part of the organist/music director’s skill set. While most of us are not on the hook to write a cantata every week, brushing up on composition skills can help immensely in musical emergencies—much as a little improv practice is helpful when communion goes into extra innings, or the score to your postlude drops on the floor. Composition can also be a wonderful creative outlet, whether in the context of a church/synagogue job, or your own musical world.

Also, feel free to invite a friend or colleague you think might be interested. We’d love to let folks know what the guild is doing, and welcome them. See you on Nov 16!

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