Oklahoma Student Composers Workshop Keynote Speech

My keynote speech from the 2017 Oklahoma Student Composers Workshop, where I talk about composing being like Amazon and issue suggestions on how not to run a kickstarter or do your taxes, is now online here in PDF form here and in text format here.

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Tempest in a Teakettle selected for 2017 NYCEMF

I'm pleased to announce that Creativity November's piece, Tempest in a Teakettle, has been accepted for this year's NYC Electronic Music Festival (NYCEMF)! Details below


Congratulations!  I am writing to let you know that your submission below has been accepted for performance at the 2017 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.  The information we have for your piece is as follows:

ID-314   Tempest in a Teakettle  duration 8:00     4-channel fixed media

The festival will take place June 19-25, 2017 at the Abrons Arts Center in New York City and July 14-16, 2017 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. 

Concert schedules are now being worked out.  The program will be posted to our web site,, when it is ready.

Please reply to this message indicating

(1) whether you will accept our invitation,

(2) whether you are planning to attend the festival, and

(3) any limitations on the date when your piece could be scheduled.

Also, if you plan to attend, please let us know whether you would be interested in diffusing your piece in the 16-channel sound localization room.

Planning for the festival has been determined by the durations of pieces submitted, so please verify the duration indicated above.  The duration of the piece will be shown in the printed program.  If we do not have the final version of the media file(s) for your piece, please send them to using a file-transfer service no later than May 1, and please leave at least three weeks before the files expire.

We look forward to seeing you next summer!

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Kyle Vanderburg