While attending Juilliard, I found a lot of my classmates loving the read-throughs of our compositions done by the amazing musicians there. We kept saying to each other how awesome it would be to make a group for us to be able to have our works performed. Also, living in the city, there is a wealth of other composers, musicians, and directors around us. It seemed silly not to join together, pool our resources, hire some musicians and get our pieces heard.
So, last month, we organized, formally, and created the Composers’ Collective. This group of about 12 composers, all Juilliard-trained at some point, is working towards a common goal to promote our work and encourage each other. I’m so excited to be leading this organization as the President so that what we do will be heard, eventually leading to more opportunities and options as we explore our musical journey.