Two Old Boys, Two Music Paths, One Common Artistic Drive

de Jonge, J. and Little, J. D. (2018) Two Old Boys, Two Music Paths, One Common Artistic Drive. Encore.

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[INTERVIEW PREFACE:] "The artistic skills learned by choristers at the National Boys Choir of Australia are skills they retain for life. Voice-change, or early retirement, doesn’t necessarily mean the end for NBCA choristers. All who depart the community do so with a skillset with which they can champion their lives’ paths. For two NBCA Old Boys, choir life has meant the beginning of pursuing a professional career path in their chosen artistic fields. Christopher Diffey is now an accomplished professional tenor based in Mannheim, Germany who is about to start a new season at the Nationaltheater. Jonathan David Little is an acclaimed composer based in the U.K. and has just released his latest body of work on a CD titled Woefully Arrayed. Here are two Old Boys telling the story from both sides of the artistic ‘fence’, each with rich experience and advice to choristers who are considering turning their art into a career."

Publication Type: Articles
Additional Information: Composer interview for the Sept. 2018 edition of "Encore" [newsletter of the National Boys' Choir of Australia], by Melbourne-based arts journalist and administrator, Justine de Jonge. Published online and in hardcopy. Sept. 2018 edition of "ENCORE".
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jonathan David Little, composer, Justine de Jonge, composer interview, NBCA, National Boys Choir of Australia
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study > MT40-67 Composition. Elements and techniques of music
Divisions: Academic Areas > Conservatoire
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Depositing User: Jonathan Little
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 11:51
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 11:51

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