Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

The Value of Art

“The Art of Forgery”, an article written by Simon Bonneau which appeared in Sungrammata,  touches on several important ideas, one of which is the fact that people don’t buy the art. They … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Is The Point Of Art Making?

What is the point of quiet and consistent art making in a world run by those who scream the loudest and who put on a gaudy circus? If I stop … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Originality, Imitation, Success, and Failure

Wishing you and myself many brave attempts, a few graceful failures, and many original results in this upcoming New Year. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Path to Success in the Arts

From time to time I receive e-mails from young people wanting to enter the field of music composition. They ask for advice on how to “break into the industry”, how … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hidden Art

A few months ago I went for a walk around the Lower Manhattan’s financial district. I was looking forward to arriving at my final destination – the trendy waterfront boardwalk, … Continue reading

October 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Guts – A Reflection on the Psychology of the Creative Process and Perseverance as an Artist

This essay was written in October of 2009 after I attended a masterclass with Phil Kline at the New York University. It was originally published on the NYU Composers’ Forum. … Continue reading

August 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Pursuit Of

Do you think we are More sophisticated Advanced Civilized Progressive? Their pencils gave us calculus Their inkwells – counterpoint Their sliding rule – velocity of light They spun the Earth … Continue reading

April 2, 2008 · Leave a comment


I want to die with my high heels on And my guns fully loaded Let no one catch me barefoot And pregnant with frivolity Pausing to taste the chocolate I … Continue reading

February 4, 2008 · 1 Comment


The depths of the ocean are supposed to be earth’s last frontier. Far removed from the reach of humankind, indeed, even from the rays of light, are bizarre creatures of … Continue reading

October 9, 2007 · 2 Comments
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