Dosia McKay


Dosia McKay discusses her pathway to composition, the sources of inspiration for her music, and her new projects.

Special thanks to Chris Stack for camera work and scripting, and to Sally Sparks and Lora Tannenholz for helping us create the magic. Thank you to Cheryl Krugel-Lee for help with the New York video footage and to Paul Howells for touch-ups on audio post-production. Big pat on the back to myself for my editorial debut. Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me along the way.

The soundtrack of this video draws from my following compositions:
Uncertain, Secret Garden, European Folk, Is This All There Is? Bubble Tree, Girl on the Bridge, Lush, Glow, Cantabile from Three Monologues for String Quartet.

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Classical Chops

fanfaire interviews New York-based composer RICKY IAN GORDON, considered to be the heir to STEPHEN SONDHEIM. He talks about the “Art of Song” and SongFest, a “boot camp” for up and coming classical singers held every summer in the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he taught master classes in June 2007.

There’s more on Ricky, the art of song, opera and classical music @ FanFaire – the webzine that celebrates MUSIC! (

Town Hall Symphony Hall

This March the San Francisco Symphony returns to Symphony Hall with its dynamic music director Michael Tilson Thomas. In this video, Tilson Thomas introduces the works featured in the concert: ‘The Alcotts’, a fresh take on the music of America by Charles Ives, ‘Absolute Jest for Orchestra and Spring Quartet’, a vibrant new quadruple concerto from John Adams, and Berlioz’s spectacular ‘Symphonie Fantastique’.

More information on this concert can be found at


BMI has been bringing music to the Sundance Film Festival for more than 20 years and has been a committed partner in promoting the role of music in film since the festival’s inception. Each year BMI sponsors several events, including our renowned Composer/Director Roundtable, entitled “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” and our legendary Snowball Showcase. To learn more and see the action, catch it here on video.

About BMI
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year.

Classical Chops

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Classical Chops interviews film composer Christophe Beck who talks about starting out in film composing.

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Live interview with jazz/classical musician, Donal Fox where he discusses his influences, his motivations, and his music. Interviewed by Chava Hudson for, produced by Film North at the BevCam Studio


Due to a fantastic reception of our previous video we return this week with another special interview with Harry Gregson-Williams in which he discusses his composing process, his advice for a uncredited budding composer and a few anecdotes.

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Silber Studios

Join us for an inspiring interview with Mark Isham. His music and movie soundtracks are featured in films such as: A River Runs Through It, Crash, and to Reservation Road. His gift for creating unforgettable melodies has earned Isham many awards including a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Clio.


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The University of Melbourne Orchestra performed Greenbaum’s Symphony No.2 ‘Double Planet’ in the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Saturday 19 May 2012. Head of Composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and composer Stuart Greenbaum, talks about the work.

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Bill Evans in conversation with his musical educator brother Harry Evans.
A short quote from “The Universal Mind Of Bill Evans”…