Georgia Stitt Interview

Q&A with Lyricist, Composer, Musical Director and All-Around Broadway Pro, Georgia Stitt

Dressing in a nun’s habit while singing in Latin on national live television? All in a day’s work for the supremely talented conductor, vocalist and writer Georgia Stitt! You may recognize Georgia from her role as a member of the nunnery in NBC’s ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ or as a vocal coach on ‘Grease: You’re the One that I Want!.’ You might also be a big fan (as we are) of her many  acclaimed written works including ‘Alphabet City Cycle,‘ ‘Sing Me a Happy Song‘ and ‘My Lifelong Love.’ We asked the lovely Broadway songstress to share a bit about her writing process, why she fell in love with the theatre, her best
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Jarrod Radnich Virtosic Piano Solo sheet music

Q&A with virtuosic pianist, performer and composer Jarrod Radnich!

First things first, if you haven’t yet watched the new YouTube video of Jarrod Radnich performing “Don’t Stop Believin’,” scroll down and watch it! Really, we promise, it’s that cool. Heck, even if you have already seen it, watch it again … we’ll wait. Inspiring, right? We are so excited to share with our blog readers more about the man behind the piano. Jarrod Radnich is a modern classical pop star who’s perhaps best known for astonishing audiences and inspiring piano virtuosos with his re-imagined arrangements of rock, movie soundtrack and video game standards. He started professionally instructing piano at age 11, received a full scholarship to Berklee at 14,
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Lindsey Stirling

Q&A with Superstar Dancer, Violinist and Musical Innovator Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling is an innovator in every sense of the word. Her ground-breaking fusion of hip hop, dubstep and classical violin wowed judges and audiences alike as a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2010. She’s fashioned an international-career-launching  YouTube channel, with upwards of 650 million views, showcasing her electrifying compositions, dazzling videos and imaginative collaborations. Her latest album, ‘Shatter Me,’ is topping charts around the globe. And, Lindsey Stirling just happens to be one of the nicest, most genuine artists we’ve had the privileged of working with. We asked Lindsey if she’d mind sharing a little about her musical background, her tips for building a YouTube audience and what’s
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Peter Cincotti

Q&A with pianist, jazz prodigy and singer-songwriter sensation Peter Cincotti!

At age 12, he began to play piano professionally. At 17, he portrayed Frank Sinatra off-Broadway. At 19, he reached #1 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz charts (the youngest artist to-date to do so), and he had played for Stevie Wonder (read the story below). And today, Peter Cincotti is recording his fifth studio album, writing his second full-length musical (with sister, Pia Cincotti) and touring the world, captivating audiences with both his masterful renditions of jazz standards as well as his genre-spanning original works. Musicnotes caught up with Cincotti to chat about what it’s like going from a young prodigy to pop star, what influences his songwriting process and
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The Story Behind Helping Nashville and John Rich’s “Lend a Hand”

Musicnotes.com is pleased to present you with an inside look at the song “Lend a Hand,” which was composed by John Rich to help Tennessee residents recover from the recent flood disaster. This song will be available for free as an MP3 download through John Rich’s official website and as a sheet music download through Musicnotes.com. From now through September 30, 2010, download sheet music for “Lend a Hand” from Musicnotes.com for free. For every download of sheet music for this song, Musicnotes.com will donate $1.00 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund up to a maximum of $10,000. For more details, read our Support Nashville. Download “Lend a
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Interview with Georgia Stitt: Composer, Lyricist, Performer

In this edition of our Musicnotes.com Songwriter Spotlight, we turn our attention to the multi-talented Georgia Stitt who has worked as a composer, lyricist, arranger, music director, performer, vocal coach and more! Whether she’s on Broadway or working in television, Georgia is a consummate professional with a passion for all things music. Musicnotes.com is proud to highlight Georgia in this edition of our Songwriter Spotlight. We’d also like to mention we offer a great selection of sheet music for songs by Georgia Stitt or the Alphabet City Song Cycle sheet music for piano and vocals, too! Is there a difference between writing songs for a stage production versus a movie
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Gavin Mikhail Interview and Song Debut

You may recall that we recently made an announcement about how Musicnotes and Tunecore Team Up To Offer Sheet Music. Gavin Mikhail, the most recent songwriter to be featured in our Songwriter Spotlight, is one of the Tunecore artists we just recently started adding sheet music for. Among Gavin’s sheet music offerings is his piano version of the Death Cab For Cutie favorite I Will Follow You Into The Dark, which has become a hit with fans of the movie Twilight. Gavin revealed that, “I’ve always loved playing the song, and although I’d never intended to record it, we went ahead and filmed a one-take performance our last night at
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Interview with Peter Cincotti

Pianist and songwriter, Peter Cincotti began his songwriting career at the age of 9. Only 25, Peter is currently on tour opening for legendary performer Seal and has released a brand new album earlier this year called East of Angel Town. Peter has enjoyed international success, and has been garnering fans on both sides of the Atlantic who love piano music. We’ve often received requests for Peter Cincotti sheet music, and we’ve been delighted to work with Peter to get you your songs. In this interview, we asked Peter to open up and tell us what his favorite song is, who his musical influences have been and more! Peter Cincotti
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“Before You Go” a Patriotic Song’s Story

Whether you’re honoring our veterans for Memorial Day or celebrating the Fourth of July, you might want to stop for a moment and think about the song, “Before You Go.” With lyrics written by Doctor Sam and music composed by John Melnick, this one song has been viewed over twenty million times and played around the world. Although “Before You Go” is a widely-shared song, the story behind how this song evolved truly shows how there is a song for each and every one of us. At the heart of this story is a retired doctor named Dr. Sam, who leads the group “Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Blues
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Interview with Composer Kevin Kern for our Songwriter Spotlight

In this edition of our Songwriter Spotlight, Musicnotes.com shines the spotlight on Kevin Kern, an acclaimed pianist, composer and performer who has an interesting story to tell. Even though he was born legally blind, Kevin exhibited his musical talent at the tender age of eighteen months. After you read our interview with this talented musician and composer, you can find out more about Kevin Kern by visiting his website located at: www.kevinkern.com. Kevin invites you to follow his musical journey through your favorite social sites including: Myspace, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. If you’re interested in downloading piano sheet music from this composer, we invite you to visit his selection of
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