If you are a student composer 0r a teacher of piano students, you will want to take advantage of this great opportunity to submit interview questions to a living composer!
Kevin Costley, a wonderful composer published by FJH, has graciously agreed to participate in an interview for this blog. Students can submit a question for Kevin by simply leaving the question as a comment to this post. Teachers are welcome to submit their students’ questions for them. I will choose the best 5-10 questions, submit them to Kevin and he will write a response. This is a great opportunity to learn how a real composer composes!
Some of the subjects you might want to ask about might include:
- How he comes up with ideas
- How he composes his themes, how he comes up with material for his B sections
- What forms he likes to use
- How he comes up with titles
- How often he composes
Please tell your students to think of a question for Kevin and submit it in the next 2 weeks. Please encourage other teachers and their students to participate! The deadline for submitting a question is October 6th (2 weeks).
If you are not familiar with his music, Kevin has many solos and collections of piano pieces at all levels. His newest book, Summer Portraits, is published by FJH music and is a collection of intermediate piano solos. In the next week, I will be posting about some of my favorite pieces by Kevin. Kevin will also be sharing about his favorite pieces and many more exciting things! Stay tuned…
Don’t forget to leave your interview question as a comment!