Studying music written by famous composers can be both rewarding and enlightening, but for understanding how music really works, nothing else can compare with sitting down and writing some yourself. Below is a recording of an a capella choral piece (SATB, divisi) I wrote in the Winter and Spring of 2008. The piece was premiered in May of 2008 by the Shawnee Mission East High School Chamber Singers of Prairie Village, Kansas.

It Will Not Change
Text by Sara Teasdale
Music by Jonathan B. Lerner