I'm happy to announce that Music at Close Range has been approved for fiscal sponsorship by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This means that the series is now essentially a 501-C3 organization, for which I am able to accept donations that are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Except I don't have to do any of the paperwork, yo! That's what NYFA is for.
I'm honored and very happy that my series is able to take a logical next step in this manner. Will be back soon to let any interested parties know how to contribute.
I've been back and forth out of the city to Dublin, New Hampshire, where I've had the pleasure of attending activities at the Walden School, the premiere summer institution for young composers. Next week I'm going back again, to attend the school's Teacher Training Institute, where I'll learn more about the school's philosophy. ICE will implement Walden's methods into its education curriculum, which I'm currently writing; we'll use this at all of our school appearances in the new season and beyond, and especially for our work at the New Music School in Chicago, with whom ICE is newly partnered.
Editing on my disc is going slowly, but it's going. Debussy Etudes are keeping me busy, along with lots of other solo and chamber music. My schedule for the new season will be posted before long, so you can see what's coming up.