Why do we say "thank you," and who do we say it to?
Kile Smith considers becoming a composer by not trying to be important.
For a sampling of springtime music, head to Chestnut Hill or Rittenhouse Square this weekend.
Kile Smith, at his brother’s house, reflects on a death.
Seagulls are everywhere. But when I see one away from the ocean, I still get this odd thrill, even though I know better. And so that’s why I put jazz chords into my song cycle In This Blue Room.
On his way to the airport, Kile Smith meets a fellow musician.
If you’re a composer, or would like to become one, just follow these steps, and I’ll be content, knowing I’ve done my part to make life easier for at least one composer.
Seeing a car with reindeer antlers evokes thoughts of the meaning of Christmas.
Show of hands — who made it through the election season without getting sucked into at least one infuriating argument on Facebook?
There’s music I like more than Aaron Copland’s “Shall We Gather at the River?” that does not make me cry, so what is the power of this piece?