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Dec
2012

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By joel

The Anatomy Of the Musical

On 13, Dec 2012 | In News | By joel

Leonard Bernstein rehearses West Side Story with Stephen Sondheim at the piano.

Joel offers a unique “insider’s perspective” on the art, craft, and history of the musical. Works include classics such as Show Boat, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Company,  and  A Chorus Line, with recent musicals like Rent, and Hedwig and The Angry Inch. The various constituent parts – book, score, lyrics, choreography, and direction – are dissected illustrating how they are employed to tell the story, propel the plot, and develop character. If you’ve ever wondered how a musical actually works then this is the course for you.

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12

Dec
2012

In News

By joel

Revolution: The Music of The Beatles

On 12, Dec 2012 | In News | By joel

Joel offers a clear-eyed assessment of The Beatles’ work and career as they developed from a local cover band to arguably some of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Seen from the unique perspective of a composer, Joel focuses on the key differentiator that sets the band apart: its creative output. History, analysis, influences, outtakes, technology. It’s all there.

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Nov
2012

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By admin

Fallings – Work in Progress

On 21, Nov 2012 | In News | By admin

A multi-media chamber music theater piece residing in the realm between opera and musical theater, written in collaboration with librettist Seth Friedman. We are heading back to the Montalvo Arts Center in September 2013 to continue work.

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Nov
2012

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By admin

Joel on the Auction Block

On 21, Nov 2012 | In News | By admin

Joel recently donated a night of fun and learning about one of the world’s greatest music and pop culture phenomena, The Beatles, to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation for their 7th annual Simply the Best Gala.

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Nov
2012

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Interview with Frank Oteri

On 21, Nov 2012 | In News | By admin

Frank J. Oteri (editor of New Music USA’s New Music Box, well known new music writer, and composer) had the opportunity to speak with Joel about his work, philosophy and life.

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