Celebrating the 120th Anniversary of the NLAPW


Something from Nothing: How to Publish Paperless Music

April 22, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Pen Arts Building and Art Museum
Washington, D.C.

How can you publish paperless music in the 21st century without scoring it? What are the best ways to have your music possibly heard on radio and TV, used in a movie, or get found in other ways?

Get these questions answered — and more — by Edna Searles, who will share her own experience and tips on the publication of paperless music. She will also perform some of her own scores.

Edna Searles is a member of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), an organization that promotes and advances the work of professional women in all areas of the arts and allied professions.

She is not the usual classically trained music composer, yet one of her songs became No. 24 of 25 on the World Music Charts in Europe in December 2016. Searles has also created a music system that could be patented to help the deaf see music as an art form.

Come and learn 21st-century publication tips that Mozart and Beethoven would have certainly used, had it been available then. The event takes places at a historic mansion that is home to NLAPW and is located in the heart of  Washington, D.C.’s historic Dupont Circle district.

Pen Arts Building and Art Museum is an experience in itself, and the presentation will be hosted in a grand parlor that features original architectural design and beautiful art by NLAPW members.