Pulitzer 100 The Future of Music

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Until recently, Caroline Shaw was uncomfortable calling herself a composer–violin, singer, musician, sure. But not acomposer. Then in 2013, her composition Partita for 8 Voices made her the youngest recipient ever of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Now she’s one of the most respected composers on the New Music scene and has been heralded as the future of music. Today, Shaw’s compositions range from traditional quartets and solo piano pieces to a cappella and collaborations with Kanye West. Later in the show: 2016 has been a tough year for fans of popular music. The sudden death of giants like David Bowie and Prince has been a blow for music, and nostalgia, fans. Tim Anderson is a scholar of the popular music industry. He said as our rock and roll heros die, the collective grieving process has been altered and amplified by social media. If you wanted to take a course on how to succeed as a professional musician, Mark Snyder would be the undisputed choice to teach it. Snyder has performed with nearly 100 bands in the past 30 years, from rock to jazz to classical. Along with performance tips, he teaches students how to book gigs, sell merchandise, create and promote an album and how to handle life on tour.

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