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Passionate about advocacy, Michael Bussewitz-Quarm is a New York-based composer, conductor, and speaker. Michael’s most recent works include the commissioned work, “The Road That Has No End” and Requiem Dies Magna, which premiered in September, 2017 on Long Island under Michael’s direction. Michael recently organized the “Child Refugee Awareness” and “Hope for Recovery” Choral Consortium Projects, and “The Great American Choral Reef”, to be premiered on Earth Day, 2019.

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Composer Michael Bussewitz-Quarm shares the importance of being yourself and what it takes to create a second career as a composer.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Being a late bloomer
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Learning through podcasts
  • Consortiums
  • Alex Shapiro (Pt 1, Pt 2)
  • Meghan Ihnen
  • No regrets
  • You are the culmination of all your life experiences
  • Nothing is insurmountable
  • List building
  • Networking
  • Being yourself
  • Be the hardest working composer
  • It takes time
  • It’s the story behind the piece


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