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michael diemer commented on Denzel Washington's blog post Things I Learned in Music Composition #1 Sunday Scribble #8
"Addendum (I guess you can't edit these blogs): When listening to my music as I'm creating it, and especially orchestrating it, I will come upon spots that sound like there should be something there. sometimes, a single note held over a few…"
Nov 14, 2019
michael diemer commented on Denzel Washington's blog post Things I Learned in Music Composition #1 Sunday Scribble #8
"Well, it's certainly a point that bears repeating. I for one have heard pieces of music that have way too many notes. Just too much going on. Most listeners can only pay attention to two, maybe three, independent voices. Naturally then, most…"
Nov 14, 2019
Denzel Washington commented on Denzel Washington's blog post Things I Learned in Music Composition #1 Sunday Scribble #8
"Hey Gav. Thanks for your comment. This was designed to express one of the first things I learned as a person interested in composition. Yes it is obvious to people who have been composing for a while and are learning and consistently practicing the…"
Oct 24, 2019
Gav Brown commented on Denzel Washington's blog post Things I Learned in Music Composition #1 Sunday Scribble #8
"Hi Denzel, I find it hard to think that there is a composer out there who doesn't already think this. I know I pay attention to every note in every composition of mine, including inner notes of chords etc. and I doubt you would find any other…"
Oct 23, 2019
Denzel Washington replied to Christophe Heroufosse's discussion dance for string quartet.
"Hi Cristophe. It has a little of a feeling of dance. What might be helpful is too have an ostinato of some sorts that is moving throughout the piece and in-between parts. This allows for motion even at slower tempos and a big part of dances even…"
Oct 22, 2019
Denzel Washington replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion I am submitting this work to a competition soon and was looking for some final feedback. This is one of my best works in my opinion. Euphonium Concerto with full band.
"Hello Brandon, This piece is very beautiful and very lush. I only have a few comments as this seems to be already finished. 1. In competitions it is very important to pay attention to the very fine details in the score layout and formatting. There…"
Oct 17, 2019
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Oct 16, 2019
Denzel Washington replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion About our drives and ways
"I have come to understand that I try to write music with deliberate intent. I also take the philosophy of teleology as the main focus on my method of composition. Every note, every idea, and every gesture has to have a purpose or meaning. This…"
Oct 16, 2019
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Things I Learned in Music Composition #1 Sunday Scribble #8

Good Day Everyone!!When I introduce myself to people, they invariably ask me, “What did you study in grad school?”. When I tell them I studied music composition the conversation inevitably turns to questions about what I do and how I make a living. These conversations eventually led me to think about what I learned while studying music composition, and how I could share my experience with people in a way that is meaningful and helpful.This new blog series will focus in on specific musical…See More
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical, Sacred, Cinematic
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Cedar Falls, IA
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Composer Denzel Washington(M.M in Music Composition from University of Northern Iowa) (B.A in Music from Mercer University) is a member of ASCAP and SCI (Society of Composers Inc). He studied under Dr. Jonathan Schwabe (UNI) and Dr. Christopher Schmitz (Mercer).

His musical inspiration stems from a variety of composers, such as Charles Ives, Edward Elgar, and Igor Stravinsky. In the Spring of 2019, Washington placed first in the 1st UNI Composition Contest and had his piece, American Pastorale premiered by the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra.
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Things I Learned in Music Composition #1 Sunday Scribble #8

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 9:44am 4 Comments

Good Day Everyone!!

When I introduce myself to people, they invariably ask me, “What did you study in grad school?”. When I tell them I studied music composition the conversation inevitably turns to questions about what I do and how I make a living. These conversations eventually led me to think about what I learned while studying music composition, and how I could share my experience with people in a way that is meaningful and helpful.

This new blog series…

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