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Preserving the Works of Joseph Schillinger

Schillinger Society

What is the Logic of Music?

Secrets that were kept by the master music composers. Secrets that allowed these composers to write music quickly with a never-ending stream of ideas.  The Schillinger Society has unlocked these secrets.  Giving our members and students a look at musical composition in an entirely new way. Become a member and join us, in our weekly study group as we investigate this groundbreaking system of musical composition. Read the opinions of the masters’ music composers for yourself.

  Nicolas Slonimsky          Jimmy Heath          

  Rudolf Schramm            Henry  Cowell


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Schillinger System of Musical Composition

Joseph Schillinger developed the Schillinger System of Musical Composition to answer a need. In the mid 20th century,  music was performed live on radio, live in the theatre and live at the movies. Music needed to be written fast and performed immediately. The Schillinger  System of  Music Composition solved these issues.

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The Power of Permutations



Joseph Schillinger

Joseph Schillinger was a man before his time. He was a musician, a scholar, and an innovator. His life was a mere 47 years but the body of work he completed was enough to fill three lifetimes. He developed the Schillinger System of Musical composition.

Schillinger Society 1950

Mrs. Francis Schillinger established the original Schillinger Society. Her purpose of the society was to keep her husbands work alive. She tried to accomplish this by developing a society in his honor.

Schillinger Society 2005

Our research traced  Schillinger’s musical career to his beginnings in Russia. Our exploration led us down paths of lawsuits, family fights, and in the end questions of espionage with the former KGB. A world open to us that was not only interesting but compelling and in the middle of the research, we found The Schillinger System of Music Composition. Resurrecting this masterpiece would be a monumental task but it had to be done for the next generation of composers.

The synthesizer is making a resurgence! Understand Joseph Schillinger connection as he was one of the original fathers of electronic music.  Finally,  how Charles Stepney’s mini Moog and Steinway piano became part of the Schillinger collection, Electronic Music with Schillinger

A message from Phil

Welcome to our society, and thanks so much for reading! I sincerely hope our website will help you choose which program is best for you, an succeed as a music student and beyond. Best of luck. We are always available for questions.

Philip DiTullio

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