"Make Major Moves," a PW blog, interviewed classical composer Julia Alford-Fowler, a doctoral candidate at Temple's Boyer College of Music and Dance. Alford-Fowler discussed her dissertation (on the improbable subject of klezmer music) and how she composes music. "There always needs to be melody," she said, "something for people to hold on to. If you stick people in a concert hall and ask them to sit and listen to textures for an hour, that’s just a recipe for people to walk out. So I always try to throw something in so people will leave humming the melody in their heads."