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Congratulations to New York Women Composers Grant Recipients

New York Women Composers Announces Music Grant Recipients New York Women Composers , Inc. was founded by composers Elizabeth Bell, Lucy Coolidge, Ann Callaway , and Robert Friou, Esq., in 1984. It is a New York 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, under the direction of its members. Membership is open to residents of New York State and the greater New York City metropolitan region who are women composers of serious concert music and to those in musical occupations who support the recognition of women composers. 2014 SEED-MONEY GRANT RECIPIENTS   1)      A Disseminated Grant for Ensemble “2 Flutes” (Laura Falzon and Pamela Sklar) with an instrumentation of flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, Native American flute, and piano on some occasions. They will program music by five NYWC members in New York City and Westchester County concerts. Websites for the two artists are: Laura Falzon  and Pamela Sklar: 2)      A

Online University Secrets: Top 5 Mistakes Online College Students Make

Top 10 Mistakes Online College Students Make With the number of online college students growing exponentially, and even eclipsing traditional students at many universities, the rules for going to college have changed dramatically. Here are some pitfalls to avoid if you are taking an online class: 1. Thinking Online Courses are Easier than Traditional Courses While you might think that taking a five week online American history class is easier than a semester of attending live lectures and taking notes at a traditional college, realize that you are often squeezing 18 weeks of information into 5 weeks. Add to this that most full time college kids are not managing a full time job, family, or even illness on top of their class schedule and you will realize that choosing online does take a big commitment and lots of work. 2. Not Choosing an Accredited Institution Anyone can set up online classes. While there are many courses that offer certificates in your field or some, lik

Confessions of a Media Professor: Practical College Advice for University Students of Tomorrow

For those that may not know, one of my many hats is media instructor for a prominent online university . I've been teaching students online for several years now. I have also taught at a few brick-and-mortar universities, big and smaller. And while as an instructor, teaching students face-to-face really is incredibly rewarding, I can't but help admire my online students who often have to juggle full time jobs, families, illness sometimes, and the pressures of post postmodern life with papers and chapter readings and media exercises. The reality is that in twenty years, the university will not look like it does today. Going to college for four years of sheer fraternity bliss will be a thing of the past, or at least only for those few lucky enough to have mommy and daddy foot the bill. The reality is that kids today are growing up in a society that is ever uncertain, in terms of jobs and economy and family life and even war. A kid today is more likely to be growing up p

Introducing The Speakers For TEDxBuffalo 2014

"Buffalo, color us impressed. We had some tough decisions to make when selecting this year’s speaker lineup from all of the amazing pitch videos submitted, and the TEDxBuffalo team is thrilled to introduce you to the 13 speakers who will be sharing their “Ideas Worth Spreading” at TEDxBuffalo 2014. Before we do that, though, we’d like to take a second to remind you that there’s still time to  apply to attend  this year’s event, which  will take place  on Tuesday, Oct. 14  at the Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College .   Attendee applications close this Sunday, Aug. 17! (If you can’t spend the full day with us, we’ll of course be streaming the event right here at, and we’ll be announcing remote viewing site information soon.)" READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: Among the Speakers for TedX Buffalo: About:  Award-winning composer Sabrina Peña Young composes experimental works, which have been