Articles by Jessica Meyer
Why I Play Contemporary Music
Art gets made because there are people inspiring others to make it.
I loved writing this article about my love for new music and my journey while partnering with living composers. Furthermore – all the great composers we admire were players and improvisers themselves….perhaps we should all embrace their inner Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven and start writing/improvising from time to time?
Time For Creativity
I found myself composing again after many years in response to the emotional trials of being a parent. In this article, I encourage other parents to create moments for themselves when they are truly in a state of “flow” while making stuff up.
Building an Ensemble Step by Step
As Edna Landau’s first ever guest blogger for Musical America, I tell the story of how counter)induction was created and what we learned along the way.
Building your Life in Music
I was asked to write an article for the Journal of the American Viola Society about what advice I would give those starting a career in music. I feel these tips should be embraced way before graduation…I so wish I had them then. Please pass them along to those still in school.