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Hello! I would like to point out that in the previous post, the pianist who will be performing my Concert Etudes I is Tzu-Yi Chang, not Chia-Ying Huang. In a few weeks, I will post a link to the webcast of this performance!

Recently, Dr. Ricardo Lorenz sent an email to our studio about a problem with the undergraduate premieres concert. He stated that there is only one piece on the program (maybe I’m wrong about this since the last time I checked this was last weekend). The only solution is to merge the undergraduate premieres with the graduate premieres.

Here’s my advice for those who are MSU undergraduate composers: it happens! haha. I understand that a lot of freshman/new undergrads in the studio, I also understand that many of you may not have a substantial amount of recently completed works. For example: I never had a piece of mine performed until my sophomore year, even though I started composition lessons later than usual. So what I’m saying, is that it is very common to not première a piece right away, however you should première something very soon. Otherwise, you may fall into the habit of avoiding your pieces being performed (well that’s a bit of an over exaggeration, but you know what I mean!). I guarantee that here at MSU, many of the musicians are very talented and they are more than willing to look at or even perform your pieces, that is if you ask them ahead of time.

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