It’s Okay

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From the prospective of a young composer…

Elizabeth A. Baker

It has been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything to my website. I have to admit I’ve penned a few drafts in the last few months but nothing seemed right or really profound enough in my humble opinion to share with the world. This summer and start of the fall has been life-changing in many ways. I turned 25, embraced an overhaul on my technique and repertoire as a pianist, and accepted my compositional voice as a valid.

Allow me to start at the end and work backwards…

I accepted my compositional voice as valid.

Coming through music school (though I was never a formal composition major) there was a certain aura about what “good music” was supposed to be and a clear delineation between “music for the people” and  “music for the academics.” When I made the decision this spring to decline my acceptance to CalArts it was a…

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