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John Muehleisen

John Muehleisen

Session 8

Saturday March 12th - 1:30pm

Composer Track: Performance Licensing for Composers and Conductors

Session Description

Attend this session on Performance Licensing to get answers to the following burning questions: For Composers: Why should I join ASCAP or BMI? How do I get paid by ASCAP and BMI for my performances? How much will I get paid per performance? Is it really worth my time to report performances? For Conductors: Do I need a performance licenses from both ASCAP and BMI? Why should I pay for a performance license if I already purchased the music? How do I report performances of works and how do I know if composers are ASCAP or BMI? This session will answer those and many other questions and will take the mystery out of Performance Licenses for both Composers and Conductors.

Clinician Bio

John Muehleisen’s 150+ vocal and choral works have been described as “masterful…imaginatively harmonized…beautifully realized…and brilliantly crafted.” He has been Composer-in-Residence for Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble since 1996, Dale Warland Singers (2003–2004), and Choral Arts Northwest (2011-2012, 2016–2017). Other commissioners include Conspirare, Harvard Glee Club, and Volti. He has received performances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and 80+ of his compositions have been commercially recorded. John also teaches private composition to more than a dozen students. Awards include the 2020 American Prize for Professional Choral Composers—Major Works Division and the 2014 Dale Warland Singers Commissioning Award.

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