Programmatic Music

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Written by Michael Mauldin
01 April 2012

These observations were jotted down in an e-mail (edited here a bit) for Jennifer Garrett, to offer help with her dissertation project on Mauldin's chamber music involving piano.

Notes About My Notes

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Written by Michael Mauldin
01 January 2010

These observations were jotted down in an e-mail (edited here a bit) for Jennifer Garrett, to offer help with her dissertation project on Mauldin's chamber music involving piano.

Where is Music Composition Going?

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Written by Michael Mauldin
03 August 1992

An article published in the American Music Teacher, official journal of the Music Teachers National Association, Volume 42, Number 1, August/September, 1992. In addition to the article, there were photos and bios of each of the MTNA "Composers of the Year" in the 1980's, and a chart listing the year they won, the names and instrumentation of their winning composition, publishing/recording info, and their present position.

Composition for All Music Students

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Written by Michael Mauldin
01 June 1988

An article published in the American Music Teacher, Official Journal of the Music Teachers National Association, Volume 37, Number 6, June/July 1988.

Origin of Art and Esthetic Perception

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Written by Michael Mauldin
01 January 1982

The topic for the 1982 Taos Aesthetics Institute was the "Origin of Art and Esthetic Perception". The composer-in-residence that year, Mauldin responded by quoting and commenting on Leonard Meyer.

Michael Mauldin's Farewell Remarks

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Written by Michael Mauldin
01 May 2002

Mauldin's farewell remarks upon his retirement and his being named Director Emeritus of the Albuquerque Boy Choir, May, 2002

Excerpts from "Love Without a Name"

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Written by Michael Mauldin
29 January 1999

Mauldin made available these excerpts from his essay, "Love Without a Name" to the parents and audience at the final Albuquerque Boy Choir concert under his leadership as Musical Director in 1999. He directed the intermediate choir for three more years to help with the transtition.

Why a Boy Choir?

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Written by Michael Mauldin
01 August 1998

A Letter to Albuquerque Boy Choir Parents, August, 1998

Pedagogy

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Written by Michael Mauldin
01 March 1998

This excerpt is from a workshop entitled "The Intelligent Children's Choir" presented by Michael Mauldin and the Albuquerque Boy Choir in March, 1998 at the national convention of the Music Teachers National Association in Los Angeles.

The Spirit That Needs Me

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Written by Michael Mauldin
21 December 2010

Mauldin was at "Annacarla," his composing and teaching retreat in northern New Mexico on the winter solstice, 2010, when seeing the eclipse of the full moon stimulated him to write this essay to refocus his thoughts about love, sacredness, spirit, beauty and art.

Hedonism and Spirituality: A Sacred Symbiosis

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Written by Michael Mauldin
02 September 1999

Mauldin wrote this essay for himself as a way to clarify the issues discussed.

Beyond the Four Hills

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Written by Michael Mauldin
11 January 1989

Mauldin was invited to contribute this autobiographical essay to "The Spirit That Wants Me: A New Mexico Anthology," 1991, edited by J Dianne Duff, Jill Kiefer and Michelle Miller, and published by Duff, Inc.  An invitation was sent to creative artists who were non-New Mexico natives and who were willing to share how taking up residence in New Mexico had influenced their creative output.