Creativity William Wieland
22 inspiring composer quotes

Creative Routines (The People) — Make Your Own 24 hour pie chart.

A Walk in the Park (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.

from Between You and Me (1948) by Louis Nizer

Why compose?
  • Music composition is critical thinking of the highest order—creating and evaluating. (See the revised Bloom's Taxonomy.)
  • “Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
    Henry Van Dyke
  • It is very gratifying to make something.

For whom do you compose? Who is your audience?
  • Yourself
  • Posterity
  • Your acquaintances