On Being a Composer

  • Your current peers will be your future commissioners and collaborators.
  • Be early.
  • Maintain a website that YOU use.
  • It’s okay to revise a piece.
  • Learn to do your own video editing.
  • Be your own advocate.
  • Apply to call-for-scores and festivals frequently (see 1, 2, and 3).
  • Find your audience and support system. This takes time.