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Scott Pender

“The main thing is to love the work that you do, because you may get no other reward.”
   —Philip Glass

“What survives every change of system is melody.”
     —Stravinsky

“If an idea strikes me as beautiful and satisfactory to the ear and heart, I would far rather overlook a grammatical error than sacrifice what is beautiful to mere pedantic trifling.”
     —Haydn

“The melody is generally what the piece is about.”
     —Copland

“I’ve always implicitly trusted my ears, and you should trust your own, too.”
     —Wendy Carlos