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Michael Kaulkin
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To what extent does perfect pitch have any bearing upon one’s musicianship or ability to appreciate music? Is this dog a better musician than I, if I don’t have perfect pitch?

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Another "video perusal score". This time it's the definitive performance of American Standard by clarinetist Peter Furniss and pianist David Leiher Jones.

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In Hungary today our doodle marks the birthday of composer and musicologist Zoltán Kodály, who is known for developing a program for music education, the Kodály Method. One aspect of the Kodály Method is the use of hand signs as a visual aid during singing—signs that fans of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind may recognize.
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An excerpt from my CYCLE OF FRIENDS (1996) for soprano solo, chorus and chamber orchestra.  Janice Fiore, soprano with Orchestra 2001, conducted by Seán Deibler.

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This is an excerpt from my 1996 chorus/orchestra piece CYCLE OF FRIENDS. Watch and share if you like choral music and/or Emily Dickinson.

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Getting up at 6:30 am tomorrow to attend a rehearsal of my string quartet in Hong Kong via FaceTime (that's the iPhone video chat thingy). If that isn't spiffy, I don't know what is. 

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And now..."Ducks in the Garden", composed in 1991, as performed last month by the amazing San Francisco Choral Artists. No scrolling score this time. Just a silly little montage to match a very silly poem. (U.Arts folks: the poem is by Tom Laughlin.)

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Another "video perusal score". City Walks for String Quartet.  Links to different sections within, if you like to skip around.

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Created this video rendering of my a cappella piece "Roll the Tide", incorporating the score. Do you have 3 minutes? Please share among your choral music-loving friends!

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My string quartet "City Walks" will be performed in Hong Kong in August. More on the new "Hear Here" web site at www.hearherecomposers.org
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