“ I went from knowing zero composers to realizing there are many kindred spirits out there who are Excellent composers, who are similarly driven to express themselves, whether trained or self-taught. Here is the Youtube link to what I performed: Thelxiepeia's Lament, part 3 of the Haunted Dreams trilogy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF_3YzZht4E Part 1, Peisinoe, is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER3XIjRtghk Part 2, Aglaope, is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah-odXQ2low ”
— Eileen S. on Jul 27, 2013.
“ Liked the variety of composers that attended. Thought the meeting was well run and had a personable vibe to it. ”
— Trevor B. on Dec 9, 2012.
“ This was my first time attending. I really enjoyed meeting everyone. Friendly and comfortable crowd. Looking forward to experiencing more meet ups. ”
— Mia on Nov 21, 2011.
“ Hi Preston It is a great group. Lots of valuable info and people with great info there. Please let me know of all future meetups. Thanks ”
— Ross D. on Oct 29, 2011.
“ I was very impressed with this as a networking group for musicians- and will tell other musician friends about it. ”
— Suki on Oct 28, 2011.
“ I enjoyed my first meeting and intend to attend in the future. ”
— Michael on May 23, 2011.
“ I look forward to being a part of this group for a long time to come. I get so much from the evening and everyone is included and has a chance to present work. ”
— Janet on Jan 16, 2011.
“ Come to have a good time and to meet and mingle with Preston and us all. ”
— scott l. on Jan 15, 2011.
“ I think that it has grown a lot since its inception. It's a great way to have your music heard, network and learn from the many guests that are invited to educate and help us to become better composers. ”
— Gaetano on Nov 20, 2010.
“ NY Composers Meetup is a group of passionate musicians who who listen to each others compositions and provide great feedback. The compositions are in a wide variety of styles and at a variety of skill levels and a variety of stages of completion, which keeps your brain engaged all night. The feedback is such a great learning experience no matter who's piece is being played. ”
— Bjorn R. on Aug 21, 2010.
“ This is a wonderful group that fills a void by proving a haven for the artist to come to and share their music. The critiques of presentations were honest, respectful and encouraging. I see much value in attending this meetup - I'll be back. ”
— Beverly A. T. on Aug 2, 2010.
“ No person is an island. No matter how talented you are, the social intelligence acquired from basking with like- minded community can only deepen your craft and appreciation. ”
— Ralph on Jun 3, 2010.
“ Supportive environment. Good chance to meet composers in all genres of music. ”
— Cheri L on Jun 1, 2010.
“ There are at least two really good reasons to participate in this group. One is that the variety of live and recorded music presented, almost all by seriously talented composers, is more varied than one could hope to experience in almost any other musical setting. Another reason is that the atmosphere Preston fosters is supportive, constructive, and respectful of many different approaches to creating musical works. If your ears are open and you appreciate the benefits of a creative community, you should check it out! ”
— Steve S. on May 30, 2010.
“ If you are a musician, vocalist or songwriter interested in being with a broad range of people who are considerate, thoughtful, intelligent, gifted, talented, real and fun then you need to join this Meetup Group. If you can be brave enough to share your soul and be honest with yourself, they will be honest with you. And you will walk away lifted! ”
— Monica H. on May 29, 2010.
“ to have an audience for their music and listen to great music-a sharing experience. ”
— Ira W. on May 28, 2010.
“ If you're a novice, you'll learn something. If you're more experienced, you'll be among peers. If you're curious about many music forms, you'll hear a good range. If you like people, you'll be among people who are likable! ”
— Phyllis A. on Apr 24, 2010.
“ If you are a composer/lyricist, and you want a safe place to try out material, and get intelligent feedback from people who know and care about music, this is the group for you. ”
— Ernest E. on Mar 22, 2010.
“ Very serious to the topic Great honest critiques, diverse music ”
— Gerry S. on Mar 19, 2010.
“ It's a very interesting and diverse group of people. ”
— Leslie on Jan 23, 2010.
“ To learn and share their love of music. ”
— Brian J. on May 13, 2009.
“ good network op and outlet for ur music... ”
— jordon r. on Apr 27, 2009.
“ Listening to the musical ideas of our peers is inspiring, fun, and one of the most productive ways I can think of to spend an evening. ”
— Harry on Apr 2, 2009.
“ The meet other folks writing music. ”
— Ken C. on Mar 24, 2009.
“ This is a great way to meet fellow musicians/composers and to talk shop and share in the process of creation. ”
— eric on Feb 23, 2009.
“ Several reasons: to get feedback on your music; to learn about technical issues in recording and enhancing music; to meet and mix with interesting,creative people; to listen to new music and get new musical ideas. ”
— Richard S. on Feb 21, 2009.
“ The Meetup group offers a chance to perform or play your music in a supportive environment and receive helpful feedback on your work. ”
— Sara on Jan 18, 2009.
“ The supportive atmosphere, mutual appreciation & constructive criticism. ”
— Rick M. on Jan 17, 2009.
“ If a person is seeking constructive and varied feedback on a piece and/or collaborators for a project, this is an excellent group to join. ”
— Lisa N. on Jan 17, 2009.
“ Very Positive and Uplifting Atmosphere! Constructive criticism and inspiration is what you can expect if you come. Also there are wonderful opportunities to collaborate! ”
— Dike M. on Oct 6, 2008.
“ What an amazing group of people! I was almost intimidated by the virtual cornucopia of talents, encompassing a multitude of captivating genres. A very amiable, supportive, helpful ambiance, not to mention that Preston is a fantastic organizer. All in all, I learned so much and was elated to be in the company of such gifted musicians! ”
— Tamara K. on Jun 2, 2008.
“ Much potential. Looking forward to the next meeting. ”
— jrjrjr on Jan 17, 2007.