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Starting Doctoral Studies of Composition at HAMU

Recently I have been selected for doctoral studies of composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU). During my three-year long studies in Prague I will conduct research into how strategies of voice-leading function in microtonal and complex noise contexts and will compose further works embodying this topic. My studies will be mentored by doc. Michal Rataj and prof. Hanuš Bartoň starting in October 2018.
A short description of the admissions (in Czech)

Vocal Notation Article

My article “The Seven Common Misleading Uses of Vocal Notation” has been published by the Society of Finnish Composers.
Such a concise source of information has become all the more necessary as less composers have experience with composing for voices, and here I have been able to combine my experience as a professional singer and composer.
The points I make in the article ought to be useful in facilitating the communication that takes place in notation, between singers and composers.

The article:
The figures of the article, updated: