Ah, mid-October... Nothing but midterms, long rehearsal times and of course, a lot of coffee to keep things running smoothly. Along with all of these things, I'm in the midst of applying for graduate programs in composition, while I finish my undergraduate degree at Brock University.
I'm currently working on two pieces of music, my commission for the St. Catharines Chamber Music Society, which is a work for string quartet and baritone. While I'm composing, I have to remember that baritones aren't tenors, and that they aren't fond of ledger lines in their parts!
The other composition is a lighter work for string trio, and is a continuation of my current fixation with stringed instruments.. first my quartet "Hidden Knowledge", then this commission, and now this trio. And I'm also learning to play the viola, I'm getting my fix, for sure!
This blog will be about my compositions, as well as any little musical things I periodically stumble upon. Stay tuned!
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Tyler Versluis is a composer and pianist.