Works in Progress

Debra Lynn's Compositional Journey



Waxing Philosophical

Tidbits about composing and performing from Debra's interviews and articles. A composer's best friend is their eraser. Composing music is best when it works like projectile vomiting. I never consider a composition complete until it is performed. Then, there's that... Continue Reading →


The photo above is my 2021 Advanced Conducting Class parodying all the ridiculous conductor headshots we've seen in printed programs. (What d'ya do with a baton, after all?) I started making memes for my conducting class years ago and it... Continue Reading →

Pithy Proffing

Rehearsal and voice lesson quotes compiled by Debra's students - also quotes found penciled in the margins of choir music returned at the end of the semester. Rational thinking? Not so much. Creative thinking? We've got this! Perspective changes everything.... Continue Reading →

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