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Posts by Carl Strommen

Owning the Piece: A Composer’s View of Writing Commissions

Carl Strommen

Below’s blog is based on an interview conducted by Worldstrides/Heritage in 2015 with composer Carl Strommen.  “On the Wings of Angels” by Carl Strommen, commissioned by Worldstrides/Heritage, is published and available from Excelcia Music Publishing. The way I approach commissions depends on the type of performing organization – band, orchestra, jazz band, choral – and…

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Music Writing: Getting Started

You have a passion for music and an interest in the industry. You want to write music professionally…but how?  Take it from a seasoned professional, it takes time, knowledge, and hustle, but it is possible. Avenues are plentiful for writing music: film scoring, pre-recorded music for media, music libraries, and many more, but before you…

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