NFMC North Central Region
JCI's sponsoring organization.
National Federation of Music Clubs
The national organization that oversees the programs of the North Central Region.
Sticks & Drones
Blog of Bill Eddins, the conductor of the Minnesota Sinfonia
Information about the advantages of ASCAP membership. The entire website is a good online resource for information about what ASCAP does for its members and for those wanting to use ASCAP music.
This site describes the benefits of joining BMI and what a PRO does. The entire website is a wonderful online resource about all the things BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) does.
This site outlines the benefits of joining SESAC. The entire website is a helpful resource for learning more about what SESAC and PROs can do for copyright holders (like composers and publishers).
Jared "Mert" Hoeft
This is the blogspot for Junior Composers alumnus, Jared Hoeft. Currently, he is attending Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and pursuing a music composition degree.
A great website for learning the elements of well-known songs.
Word of Wisdom from Phillip Magnuson
Dr. Magnuson is on the composition faculty at the University of Dayton and provides a number of helpful points based on his composing experience.
Understanding Iannis Xenakis by Markos Zografos
You may encounter composers and theoreticians who mention Xenakis and "stochastic" music but few can explain it with brevity and clarity. Mr. Zografos accomplishes this task neatly in this essay by using two early keystone Xenakis compositions, "Pithoprakta" and "Metastaseis."
Joseph Schillinger developed a pedagogy and composition methodology that is maintained by the Schillinger Society. He came from Russia and immediately had an impact in NY becoming a famous advisor to leading popular musicians and concert music composers (e.g. George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Oscar Levant, Henry Cowell). While Cowell would defend Schillinger, Elliott Carter wrote an article "The Schillinger Case: Fallacy of the Mechanistic Approach" (1946).