From Mike Laird
Posted May 29, 2012 at 08:38 PM
First, we offer multiple versions of every piece, first a "clean" part with no fingerings or bowings, and a few "suggested" versions with several approaches that we arrive at through peer-review.
Second, instead of a single recording of each work, we present several interpretations from different artists, perhaps voting on the ones we wish to include?
Third, we find a way for the proceeds above and beyond that used by the project (to advocate, record, publish, etc.) to benefit music programs for children in areas that have been hit by budget cuts and worse.
In making the MuseScore, MusiTex, LilyPond, or whatever format of these pieces available, we encourage students to explore the technology options available to them, like creating their own cadenza directly in the work and printing it, or using the PDF files to perform using a tablet computer, or creating their own personal edition of their fingerings and bowings that they save for future critique.
I'd be happy to contribute the time and talents of an excellent community and/or youth orchestra to record some of the concertos with if you're willing to make a trek out to Southern California!
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