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Episode 4: Lori’s Big Leap

I took a big leap! Find out what I did—and what I’ll be doing next with my music. Covering topics from my early and lifelong love of music to my upcoming adventure at the...

Episode 3: My Composing Process

Here are some things I’ve learned about the composing process and how it applies to me. Topics include: what I didn’t learn in college, inspiration, bad first drafts, how composers write, and how I’m...

Episode 2: Writing for Clarinet

Learn tips and tricks of writing for the clarinet, specifically for non-pro (beginner, intermediate, and adult amateur) players. Discussion points include key signatures, the break, large leaps, and trills and tremolos. Orchestration books (Amazon...

Episode 1: Why I Write for Beginner Musicians

Today’s topic is writing for beginner/intermediate/non-pro musicians. I’ll discuss what influenced me to focus on this group:  my experiences in high school district band (and two conductors in particular); a student and her friend...

Episode 0: Trailer

Introducing “Tonal Diversions: Music and Life, Intertwined.” In this trailer episode, I introduce myself and the podcast. Episode permalink on Libsyn