About the author & Musical Poetry
Who is “musical poetry”?
My name is Jose Clavell. I’m a choral conductor, blogger, Music and Spanish teacher and writer. I’m a recent Master of Music Graduate from the Western Illinois University Choral Department and Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico alumni.
I have studied choral conducting with Dr. James Stegall; conducting and musical analysis with Ruben Colon Tarrats; professor at PUCPR & Artistic Director & co-founder of the Discover Puerto Rico & it’s choral music (an international choir festival in Puerto Rico associated with Music Contact International). I’ve also studied traditional & modern harmony, and counterpoint with Mons. Abel Di Marco; professor at PUCPR, and director of the renaissance vocal group Ars Antiqua. I studied creative writing with Mercedes Torres, PhD & voice Mariasen Ondarra.
You can contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
What is “The Art of Musical Poetry“?
“The Art of Musical Poetry” is a project I started when I was in ninth grade (over-achiever much?). In a nutshell, “The Art of Musical Poetry” is integrating music and literature in perfect harmony, making the reader experience, as Heller Sellers (“The Practice of Creative Writing”) calls it “the creative concentration” of the author. “The Art of Musical Poetry” is to combine music to a piece of literature so that the reader can re-create the moment when the author got inspired by the fine arts, and started the process or journey in writing their piece of work.
Posts will be made (at random) at least once a week. Most of my posts (weather it be poetry, short stories or “thoughts”) will be musical poetry. If you decide you want to try and make musical poetry, don’t be hesitant in sharing! You may e-mail me, and if you wish I will post your work because isn’t that what we writers want? For our children (our work) to be shared unto the world?
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