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.

José Clavell.

José Clavell.

You can contact me @ joseaclavell@gmail.com

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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  1. Thank you for liking my post on Bach to Basics, and your Follow. It is so good to meet you in blogsphere, and I am following your Blog now. I’ll be back to read more from your BLog.

  2. I have nominated you for The First Cup Award.I have truly enjoyed getting to know you and read your work and wanted to show my appreciation. The rules can be found here: http://crissyb315.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-first-cup-award/

  3. Good afternoon! I really enjoy your blog and wanted to share that I nominated you for “The WordPress Family Award”, you can find the criteria to accept here: http://crissyb315.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/the-wordpress-family-award/ if you would like to accept. Congrats!

  4. Hiya. you might be interested in this project I’m involved in – collaborating as a poet with three music producers to blend poetry and music. We all live as expats in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and got together to make this piece, Triptych, that we performed live a couple of times before doing a studio recording that is now available for streaming or pay-what-you-want download at Bandcamp. http://washcollaboration.bandcamp.com/

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