BMI Composer

Joseph Schillinger’s System of Musical Composition

PHILOSOPHY & SCHOOL OF COMPOSITION

Joseph Schillinger’s System of Musical Composition is an attempt to create a comprehensive and definitive treatise on music and number. This has the disadvantage of resulting in a treatise of great length and elaborate nomenclature. By revealing principles of the organization of sound through scientific analysis, Schillinger hoped to free the composer from the shackles of tradition. Although the system is forward-looking, couched in an apparently modern form, it also clarifies traditional music theory by debunking misconceptions from the past. He was clear that his methods allowed any style of composition to be undertaken more effectively …

COMPOSER WORK SAMPLE


VIDEO: “Ballad for An Optimist”
by Christopher Burnett (2014)
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CHRISTOPHER LeROY BURNETT
(COMPOSER – b. 1955, Olathe, Kansas USA)

As an active BMI Writer Affiliate, his ensemble performances and studio recordings primarily feature his original compositions and his interpretive arrangements of select works by other composers. As a composer, Mr. Burnett is the 1995 5-Star Award of Merit Winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs (the first prize) for his original composition and arrangement for big band titled, Daedalus. Daedalus was initially recorded by the award-winning Engineer Center Jazz Ensemble and published on the highly acclaimed compact disc recording by the 399th US Army Band, titled “Essayons” – which was also the first-ever CD recording released in that particular military band’s history.

BMI COMPOSER CATALOG
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SELECTED EDUCATION AND TRAINING

o Berklee College of Music – Arranging and Composition
o Charles S. Clarke – Armed Forces School of Music, Dick Grove Arranging Concepts Complete
o Vernon Boyd – Armed Forces School of Music, Advanced Music Theory
o Marcus A. Hampton – Private Instruction, US Army Bands Staff Arranging
o O’tress L. Tandy – Private Instruction, Schillinger System of Musical Composition
o Self-Directed – Don Sebesky Arranging Course
o Self-Directed – Instrumental Jazz Arranging Course (Mike Tomaro and Dr. John Wilson)
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SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Arranger
o Arranging Staff, Army Band,
Ansbach, Germany (1978-1980)
o Arranging Staff, Army Band,
Fort George G. Meade, Maryland (1980-1982)
o Arranging Staff, Army Band,
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (1983-1990)
o Arranging Staff, NATO Band,
Naples, Italy (1990-1992)
o Arranging Staff, Army Band,
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (1993-1996)
o Arranger, Fandeen Publishing Company,
Kansas City, Missouri (2002-2007)
o Arranger, Belles of the American Royal Ball,
Kansas City, Missouri (2004-2007)
o Arranger, Leavenworth High School Jazz Band,
Leavenworth, Kansas (2017-present)
o Arranger, KC Area Youth Jazz,
Kansas City, Kansas (2018-present)

Composer
o National Federation of Music Clubs,
(1995) 5-Star Award of Merit Winner
o Oasis CD Manufacturing,
(1999) “To Each His Own,” Oasis Jazz Sampler
o Original Compositions – Time Flies CD (2000)
o Music Licensing – The Weather Channel,
“To Each His Own” from Time Flies CD (2005)
o Original Compositions – Theme Music CD (2005)
o Original Composition – “Night on the Canal,”
Leavenworth High School Jazz Band (2007)
o Original Composition – “Panthera Leo,”
Lansing High School Jazz Band (2009)
o Original Composition – “Cyclical Connotations,”
Black House Improvisors’ Collective (2009)
o Original Composition – “Osiris,”
Black House Collective (2013)
o Original Compositions – “Firebird,”
Firebird CD (2015)
o Original Composition – “Notos,”
Echoes of Europe CD (2017)
o Original Composition – “Villages,”
Leavenworth High School Jazz Band (2017)
o Original Composition – “Raconteur,”
Leavenworth High School Jazz Band (2018)

PROUD ALUMNUS of the US Army Element of the Armed Forces School of Music, Norfolk, VA USA

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