Region III Representative (MI, OH, IN, IL, WI) for American Association of Community Theatre for a 2-year term (2015-2017)
Lawrence contributed to acting monologues workshops, songs being one type of monologue, for the Illinois Theatre Association Festival High School Division (2015, 2016) and presented a different workshop for the American Association of Community Theatre national festival, AACTFest 2015, in Grand Rapids, MI, “Write a Musical?!”
Clearing out my Wind & Percussion instruments – link to details here.
Other Musical Theatre works in progress –
A Light for the Little Match Girl (working title, with writer Robert Picklesimer)
Rolling together Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale with several stories of the holiday season, the story involves a bum who thinks he is Santa Claus and tries to save the Little Match Girl.
Within This Old House (original story) As eminent domain law prompts the conflict, “…Hillary searches desperately for a way to save her grand old family home, but many think the Upscale Development would be great for their city. Friends, relatives, and family members ‘past’ point to buried secrets, and she and her childhood friend Davis discover a good deal more than relevant clues about the property. PG-rated mystery rolled into a romantic comedy; standard 2-act musical theatre format.”
Other Music by Lawrence – cabaret songs and instrumental music coming soon! “Piece for Tuba and Piano” is available in Perantoni’s collection Tuba Master Solos Intermediate Level, published by Hal Leonard.
Music Performance Collections Library (MPCL) REFERENCE RESOURCE – free reference tool in google doc format for main document, plus 30 attachments – originally was a resource of the University of Illinois Bands, and restoration was subsequently prompted by former students and colleagues. It is based upon Lawrence’s work with the incomparable and historic Wind Band Performance Collections of the University of Illinois.
SELECTED WIND BAND LIBRARY RESOURCES – reconstructed by popular demand and now a part of the MPCL REFERENCE RESOURCE – offers links to other online resources – 24 pages of them in 17 categories including composers, publishers, program notes resources, and more. Similarly, the COMPOSER BIRTH-DEATH DATES file for about 1300 (mostly classical) composers has been reconstructed, update in progress.
TEACHING MATERIALS for a BAND ARRANGING COURSE – free, more coming soon!
Don’t waste money paying someone else to do it:
Acquiring Copyright PERMISSION to ARRANGE. (PDF)
Especially for those improving their lot in life:
WORDS of WISDOM & 4 CHEAP TRICKS for JOB PLACEMENT (PDF)
JOB SEARCH ALIGNMENT STEPS (PDF)
PROMOTE YOUR PRIVATE MUSIC STUDIO (PDF) in progress
First published while still an undergraduate student – a solo, commissioned for a Hal Leonard collection of solos for tuba, still widely used more than 35 years later – Lucinda Lawrence was a student worker in the University of Illinois Music Library and accompanist in the Dance Department. She has been seen as soloist on stages of Carnegie Hall and Chicago Orchestra Hall (now Symphony Center), among others. Initially composing in collaboration with choreographers, she taught in the Departments of Dance at the Universities of Illinois and Michigan, among others, appeared as guest artist around the country, then provided some “glorified go-fer” work in the U of IL School of Music, and eventually served there as Band Librarian 1995-2012. In retirement, she pursues additional composing and arranging, especially for her musical theatre works, and is learning the ropes of marketing for her works and for other literary works of her collaborating writing partner Robert Picklesimer. She and her husband, Bob Hart, have two adult children not living at home, and all the pets have moved on, as well.
Lucinda Lawrence, 1787 the Musical, free music, free sheet music, job search,