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  1. I was wondering if you would be willing to submit a review about Music Jotter on its Facebook product page? Facebook Product Page If you have Windows, you can install directly if you wish by downloading the demo: Music Jotter Demo If you do not wish to install the software, you can review the fully activated product on a remote desktop instance. If you are on a Mac, you can download Microsoft Remote Desktop and connect to a virtual machine. Or if you are on Windows, you can Download the Music Jotter Instance here. Here is the information on how to connect to the remote desktop: Computer: ec2-52-23-208-189.compute-1.amazonaws.com Username: Administrator Password: nR&8C4TSHz)vAZDjRUjZ3hlfo=ywlPtk Now, why am I asking for Facebook reviews? I've been offered opportunities to speak with several investors about funding for Music Jotter. However, I will need more proof that this product had been tried and tested. While I have received so much feedback in the form of PM's and emails, proper validated reviews on Facebook are going to help me with the mission. The short term mission will be to create a software product that will better unite composers to help them publish music into a single repository. This means, creating music with Music Jotter will encourage a collaborative effort, and automatically submit pieces for publication. The long term mission is more ambitious and can only be achieved if we get funding. But it would be to select works for publication to be performed at various concerts. But one step at a time... Music Jotter short term will be a product that I would rewrite from scratch for iOS and MacOS, ideally with a lean engineering team (1 to 2 people, plus me). The product has to be platform independent. A monthly subscription would in theory allow you to compose from your iPhone, but also at your Windows PC if you have one. Or perhaps, you own a Mac. I believe a platform like this can enable smarter reviews, but also a much better way to publish music naturally. This is what can happen, because if I do get an investment for Music Jotter, part of this investment will go towards Young Composers. And that is why for the short term, I am looking for honest reviews. I need everything, the good things, the bad things, what you wish it had, what you love about it, what you hate about it. Thank you for your time, and if you have any questions, please PM me directly and I will be glad to speak with you about this effort.
  2. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Allianz Musical Insurance launch search for Young Composer-in-Association UK based composers aged 18 to 30 are invited to apply for BSO Resound’s Young Composer-in-Association, supported by Allianz Musical Insurance. This position will offer one young composer the opportunity to develop their compositional technique and experience in a year long association with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s world-renowned disabled-led ensemble, BSO Resound. To Apply Please provide the following to Alison Holmes at composers at bsorchestra.co.uk • A CV and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position (approx. 300 words) • Example of pieces of compositional work – Digital Scores / Recordings / Audio Exports You can read more about Lucy’s experience as BSO Resound’s Young Conductor-in-Association.
  3. I've updated this issue finally, and this issue should be resolved for the Mac now. Everyone should now have the ability to seek through a piece. Please let me know if this has been addressed.
  4. Due Feb 1, 2019 Prize $2000 USD $25 fee per submission Submit form on website at: Sewanee Conference Fyfe Prize (Details and requirements listed there)
  5. The Grammy-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus is seeking submissions for our 2018-19 Men’s Ensemble Composer Competition, and thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous funder, there is a cash prize of $500, which will be awarded to the composer of the winning composition. There is no entry fee for submissions. Please review the complete competition guidelines below: Guidelines Entries should be: suitable for young men ages 12-18 written for 3-part or 2-part Men’s Choir (TBB, TTB, or TB); click here for detailed notes for composers a capella, or with piano accompaniment three to eight minutes in length original and with no prior public performance (public performance is defined in the U.S. copyright law to include any music played outside a normal circle of friends and family) Competition Website Info: Brooklyn NY Youth Chorus Register: Submission Form
  6. Do you see a nav bar at the bottom of the screen pop up as you place a checkmark next to your topics? If so, there should be an X at the far right. If you hover over that X, it will say "Unfollow". Please let me know if you see this option.
  7. You should be able to select multiple topics at once by checking on a checkbox. Then when you check your content, you will be displayed options on what to do with that content. Let me know if this solves your problem.
  8. Hi All, I am looking for a few testers who will help me find issues with Music Jotter. For those of you who don't know, Music Jotter is a music notation software created by Young Composers. Testing is easy. Just use the software like you would any software! And as issues arise, just let me know so I can address them right away. Issues may include bugs, or user interface problems (in case something doesn't make sense or is not clear) Please note that this product is for Windows only. If anyone here is interested, I am eagerly awaiting your responses! Thanks!
  9. Just to follow up with this, there was an issue and it was due to the file extension being in caps. I've resolved that situation so that the player will still be recognized whether or not the file extensions are in caps or not.
  10. I decided that I should publish this portion of our magazine right here in the Composer's Headquarters for easy access. This article was written by @luderart and he and @Maarten Bauer went through 236 pieces to choose the best in Orchestral and Large Ensemble Pieces. It is important to note that these choices are indeed very subjective and the authors state that as well in this excerpt: Visions of a Renaissance: Tone Poem for Full Orchestra, by Chad E. Hughes (maestrowick) This piece is about my love for the city of Detroit. The opening section is the fast past traffic on 1-75 and 1-96. The slow adagio section is our sun setting upon our riverfront. The recapitulation of the pizzicato is the masses returning back downtown to the evening festivals, theatre events, sports extravaganzas, and our illustrious Greektown in hopes that the economy of the city shall be revitalized. Emma Overture, Op. 31 (After the novel by Jane Austen), by Robert F. Beers (Austenite) Stylistically-wise, this “concert overture” remains fairly within the Romantic ballpark, although spiced up by the usage of some harmonic and rhythmic elements from other musical trends. Nevertheless, and despite the fact that Emma is widely considered to fit into the mold of a “romance novel”, I made a conscious decision to avoid a “love theme” altogether, instead choosing to depict the flowing relationships among the characters by layering their themes one above another, or by having one’s theme breaking into another’s. Concerto for Euphonium and String Orchestra, by Sojar Voglar This is one of rare examples in Slovenian literature for euphonium. It is neoclassical concerto with all neccessary features: sonata form, easy-to-follow motifs, transparent orchestration and, frank, even clear tonal centre G major. I was a bit inspired by Hindemith's "Gebrauchmusik" since there is not enough concertos for euphonium to venture into experimental world of art (which is, frequently, terrible for ears and mind as well). Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, by Sojar Voglar This is my first large scale concerto. It was created throughout 2001 and 2002. Observing it with my current mind and ear I am still happy with use of cello and its balance with orchestra but I am not so pleased with formal approach.
  11. Oh, and I forgot to mention, you started off with a solid introduction, peaceful, and almost sorrowful. I believe a solid introduction is incredibly important and something composers miss the mark on at times. If you can't draw someone in from the very beginning, you lose your audience's interest.
  12. A very simple piece and gets your point across. As someone who used to be an avid piano composer, who loves romanticism, and loves the winter, I had to comment. This is such an expressive piece and this expression really draws me in. How did you get your composition to sound so rubato? I can really hear your talent for such expression. I would personally love to see you expand on your ideas, you know how to portray emotion so well in such a short length, imagine what you could do with a piece of a greater scale.
  13. @Axelroxasxion3582 what format are you trying to upload? I suggest you upload to YouTube, and embed the YouTube link.
  14. I will assume no then. This never has happened during the history of this site being on this server, so assumption will be that this is a software glitch. I just have no idea how to pinpoint the glitch. So, as soon as your picture is purged again, just let me know!
  15. Have you noticed if any of your posts were missing? This will help me rule out an issue with the server being rolled back without my knowledge.
  16. I advise everyone to update their profile pictures, and the moment this purge happens again, notify me immediately so I can report this strange behavior.
  17. Can anyone verify that this is continuing to happen? We did perform a major upgrade a few months ago, but I don't see how that would remove a profile image. The only difference should be that letters now replace a default photo, to make the board look a little nicer when a user opts out of a profile picture.
  18. Even better, maybe we can make use of the new club feature here. Perhaps something like this is better utilized in a club, this way we can keep track of members who may be interested in participating.
  19. An app for something like this might be overkill, however I certainly would endorse it if someone took the initiative to create one. I've tried a forum called "Find a Composer" but the forum never seemed to take off. As @luderart said, if someone wants to create a thread in one of the forums, such as the Composers' Headquarters, feel free to do so. And if that thread really takes off and is something popular, we can consider opening a new forum then.
  20. Actually, I might have an idea to incorporate elements of each design logo, even the design that received 0 votes. I would ask @Vadrif D. Zobrist for help if you are available. I'll start a group chat with @Maarten Bauer detailing my thoughts.
  21. Ok I gave in and coded this functionality in. If you hover over a member profile, you can click on "Music" to view a listing of all user attachments. You can also get to a member's compositions by clicking onto their profiles. Hopefully this is more helpful now.
  22. There doesn't appear to be a way to search for attachments, interesting. Although not ideal, an alternative is to use the advanced search to browse through posts by author in specific forums. Here is a good link for you: https://www.youngcomposers.com/search/?&q=music&type=forums_topic&author=chopin&nodes=165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172 Just replace the keywords in bold with your search phrase and member name and this should be equivalent to searching for user's attachments. Just note that if you use the search form, there are more options.
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