From the Composer Podcast

Learn about the Excelcia Music Publishing composers, and their music. This podcast will present composers talking about their background and give insights into preparing and performing their music.

You can also listen to these informative podcasts on all of the major podcast services, like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.

Laura Estes – Composer

September 22, 2020

Laura Estes

Drawing on 36 years of experience as a band director, Laura writes in a playful and witty, yet serious manner by emphasizing and reinforcing key musical concepts designed to aid in the development of young students. In her compositions, all instrument sections have opportunities to shine, with special consideration given to utilize the full capabilities of the percussion section.

Laura Estes – Composer
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Steve Parsons – Composer

September 15, 2020

Steve’s music is energetic and fun. Student’s will be captivated by his heroic film-score like music. He has a wealth of experience composing outside of educational music that brings an exciting freshness to his pieces.

Steve Parsons – Composer
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Amy Riebs Mills – Composer

September 8, 2020

Amy Riebs Mills

Bursting with joy, drama, and hope, Amy Riebs Mills’ music is known for its melodic beauty, rhythmic intensity, and harmonic richness. Her worldwide performances as a US Air Force conductor, a regional orchestra conductor, and an educator bring a wealth of practical experience to the craft of writing music for all ages.

Amy Riebs Mills – Composer
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George Sweet – Composer

September 1, 2020

George Sweet

George incorporates many techniques and concepts of Twentieth Century Music into his works. His music is unusually sophisticated and emotionally charged while evoking the feeling of modern film music.

George Sweet – Composer
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Jason K. Nitsch – Composer

September 1, 2020

Jason K. Nitsche

Jason writes music that is interesting and incorporates sounds and textures that students relate to, including electronics. His music has an energetic and infectious drive that will appeal to performers and audiences alike.

Jason K. Nitsch – Composer
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Carl Strommen – Composer

August 20, 2019

Carl Strommen

With over 700 titles registered with ASCAP, Carl Strommen is a prolific powerhouse of educational music. His music is impeccably scored, tuneful, and he has the unique ability to make any level ensemble sound their best.

Visit Carl’s Website: carlstrommen.com

 

Carl Strommen – Composer
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Peter Terry – Composer

August 13, 2019

Peter TerryPeter melds his influences of jazz, popular, world, and American classical music with his experience as a visual artist to create scores that sound big while having melodical interest in every instrument.

Visit Peter’s Website: peterterrycomposer.com

Peter Terry – Composer
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Matthew R. Putnam – Composer

August 5, 2019

Matthew PutnamMatthew pulls from his many years of experience to write music for students that is interesting, melodically driven and fun to play.

Visit Matthew’s Composer page:
Matthew R. Putnam – Composer

Matthew R. Putnam – Composer
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Peter Sciaino – Composer

July 17, 2019

Peter SciainoAppealing, playable, tuneful with a dash of whimsy, Peter’s music is influenced by jazz, world, and popular music while still being heavily rooted in the concert band medium. Learn more about his background and career in this informative podcast.

Peter Sciaino’s Website:
http://www.petersciaino.com/about.html

Peter Sciaino – Composer
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John M. Pasternak – Composer

July 17, 2019

John Pasternak

John is a talented young composer of concert band music. His pieces have interesting melodic contour and a film score sensibility. Learn more about his background and career in this informative podcast.

John M. Pasternak’s Website:
http://johnpasternak.com

John M. Pasternak – Composer
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Laura Estes – Composer

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Steve Parsons – Composer

Steve’s music is energetic and fun. Student’s will be captivated by his heroic film-score…

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Amy Riebs Mills – Composer

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